SRJC Course Outlines

6/8/2023 11:30:00 AMCS 72.11A Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 72.11ATitle:  ADOBE INDESIGN 1  
Full Title:  Adobe InDesign 1
Last Reviewed:9/11/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 73.41A

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign. Students will create graphically rich layouts with formatted text to create fliers, brochures, slideshows, promotional materials, and newsletters for print, web and PDF.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign. Students will create graphically rich layouts with formatted text to create fliers, brochures, slideshows, promotional materials, and newsletters for print, web and PDF.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2002Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Use InDesign to layout and design documents for print and electronic PDF (Portable
    Document Format) workflow according to industry standards.
2.  Use beginning desktop publishing skills with InDesign to combine formatted text and graphics
    into multiple-page documents.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Manage the InDesign work area.
2. Set up multiple-page documents using InDesign layout techniques.
3. Print and create native documents and PDF files.
4. Integrate text and graphics into simple documents using frames.
5. Design text frames with multiple columns and path type.
6. Create a document that includes imported text and graphic files and InDesign paths.
7. Manage a document with stacked and grouped frames.
8. Analyze graphic file formats and apply text wrap features.
9. Apply the principles of common character and paragraph text formatting.
10. Design documents with text styles and master pages.
11. Manage workflow of fliers, brochures, slideshows, promotional materials, and newsletters
    for print and PDF output.

Topics and Scope
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I. Basic skills
    A. Using the tools and panels
    B. Navigational skills
    C. Frame essentials and formatting
II. Layout skills
    A. Working with multiple pages
    B. Using rulers and guides
    C. Applying simple master pages
    D. Understanding layers
III. Text
    A. Creating text frames, path type and importing text files
    B. Threading text into multiple columns
    C. Understanding principles of text formatting, including inline rules, OpenType fonts,
    leading, kerning, and tracking
    D. Formatting text with character and paragraph enhancements
    E. Creating and applying simple text styles
    F. Editing text
    G. Setting text frame properties
    H. Creating path type
IV. Graphics
    A. Creating paths
    B. Understanding image and vector graphic file formats
    C. Importing images and graphics, panning and cropping
    D. Managing image display quality
    E. Designing a text wrap
V. Arranging and combining objects
    A. Grouping
    B. Stacking
    C. Aligning and distributing
    D. Duplicating
    E. Transforming
VI. Workflow
VII. Other features
    A. Special effects with transparency, drop shadows and feathering
    B. Principles of color [process, spot, and RGB (red green blue)]
    C. Gradients
    D. Basic printing options
    E. Creating a PDF file for web, slideshow and print

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Assignments will include:
1. Read between 10-20 pages per week from class notes, digital manuals, online references and
    recommended textbook
2. Four to seven quizzes and a final exam
3. Design the page layout for at least five different types of desktop publishing documents using
    rules, column, and margin guides
4. Integrate, pan and crop graphic files in a flier
5. Create a promotional document enhanced with text-wrapping around imported images and
    vector graphics
6. Apply transformations to create an imposition of business cards
7. Format frames, text and objects with spot colors, gradients, and tints and correctly apply RGB
    (red green blue) and CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) colors
8. Create a 3-fold brochure with formatted text, applying the principles of text styles, leading,
    kerning, and tracking
9. Organize a complex magazine cover with layers
10. Design a marketing document using multiple variations of character and paragraph styles
11. Enhance a title page with special effects, including drop shadows, feathering, transparency,
    path type, and inline rules
12. Create PDF files for print, web and slideshow
13. Build a document using InDesign paths and frames
Projects will include:
1. an eBrochure demonstrating appropriate workflow for web based document
2. a Capstone project building a complex, multi-page marketing newsletter over several weeks of
    the semester project

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%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments 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
40 - 60%
Assignments and course projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Four to seven quizzes and a final exam.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Real World Adobe InDesign CC. Kvern, Olav and Blatner, David and Bringhurst, Bob. Peachpit Press. 2013

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