SRJC Course Outlines

8/7/2022 8:29:15 AMCIS 173.50 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 173.50Title:  INDESIGN EXPLORATION  
Full Title:  Adobe InDesign Exploration
Last Reviewed:1/27/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled4.002 max.Lecture Scheduled8.00
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total8.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  16.00Total Student Learning Hours: 24.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 83.15A

Catalog Description:
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A quick tour of Adobe InDesign for desktop publishing. Introduces modern techniques for combining text and graphics into multiple page layouts for print and PDF. Compares Adobe InDesign with PageMaker and Quark.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CIS 65.51 or CIS 73.37 (formerly CIS 83.8) and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A quick tour of Adobe InDesign for desktop publishing. Introduces modern techniques for combining text and graphics into multiple page layouts for print and PDF. Compares Adobe InDesign with PageMaker and Quark.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of CIS 65.51 or CIS 73.37 (formerly CIS 83.8) and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Utilize the navigation, tools, and palettes of an InDesign session
2.  Describe layout features to create a multiple page document
3.  Identify features to create and format frames containing text and
   graphics
4.  Compare and evaluate printed output to PDF files
5.  Compare and evaluate features of Adobe InDesign with Adobe PageMaker
   and Quark

Topics and Scope
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1.  InDesign basics
2.  Layout essentials
   a.  Grids, guides, and baseline grids
   b.  Master pages
   c.  Sections, booking, and booklets
3.  Frames
   a.  Basics of creating and formatting frames
   b.  Importing standard text and graphics
   c.  Importing specialty files: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
       Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
   d.  Threading text frames
   e.  Frame options
4.  Formatting and enhancements
   a.  Typographic composition
   b.  Paragraph and character styles
   c.  Transparency and drop shadows
   d.  Color and gradients
   e.  Special text enhancements
5.  Desktop publishing features
   a.  Tables
   b.  Transformation tools
   c.  Pen tools

Assignments:
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1.  Reading from web sites and PDF files (approximately 5-10 pages per
   week).
2.  Discussing topics in class.
3.  Writing a summary describing 3-5 new desktop publishing features
   available in InDesign.

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 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
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
80 - 90%
Work done in class
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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No text required. Students will refer to documentation at the Adobe

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