SRJC Course Outlines

8/11/2022 4:12:19 AMAPGR 20 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 20Title:  INTRO TO TYPOGRAPHY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Typography
Last Reviewed:3/4/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.5017.5 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APGR 50

Catalog Description:
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Development of practical and visual skills for using type in effective graphic communication. Includes terminology, survey of typefaces, design basics, advanced typography skills and computer production techniques.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of practical and visual skills for using type in effective graphic communication. Includes terminology, survey of typefaces, design basics, advanced typography skills and computer production techniques.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in APGR 52A ( or APGR 91)
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Produce type on the desktop.
2.  Recognize and use 36 popular typefaces.
3.  Utilize typographic terminology and measurements.
4.  Apply the principles of readability/legibility to produce effective
   design projects.
5.  Design and produce effective typographic layouts.
6.  Generate typographic design projects from concept to completion.

Topics and Scope
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1.  History of type and printing.
2.  Anatomy of letterforms.  Classifications of type, fonts and families.
3.  Desktop publishing on the Mac and PC.  Font technology.
4.  Points and picas, measuring and spec'ing.
5.  Type arrangements and terminology.  Type spacing: tracking, kerning,
   linespacing, letterspacing, wordspacing.  Refinements:  widows,
   orphans, rivers, type color.
6.  Design principles, layout techniques.  Designing for text and
   headlines.  Condensed, expanded and display type.
7.  Concord/contrast.  Mixing and selecting type.
8.  Readability/legibility.  Designing for maximum effectiveness;
   particular audiences.
9.  Concept to completion: putting together a graphics project.
10. Typographical details:  headlines, subheads, pull quotes, captions,
   line breaks and hyphenation.  Grid theory.
11. Advertising design:  from the desktop to the market.
12. Service bureaus:  preparing files for high quality output.
13. Typographical refinements: expert sets, multiple master fonts, small
   caps, oldstyle figures, ligatures.
14. Punctuation:  correct usage, hanging punctuation, punctuation style
   and refinements.
15. Special effects.  Alternative characters, initial caps, ornaments,
   dingbats and picture fonts.
16. Proofreading and correcting copy.
17. Quality:  avoiding the pitfalls of amateur publishing.
18. Trends in Type.

Assignments:
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Reading assignments, worksheets, exams, and projects.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, PROJECTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Non-Designer's Type Book, Robin Williams, Peachpit Press 1998

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