IS/MM-245 Desktop Publishing

Course Description: This course provides the students knowledge in document management, desktop design principles, typography, color management, image manipulation & enhancement, advanced composition and as well as making an output in different medium like print and the web.

  • This course also meets PLO#(s) 1-5 of the Computer Information Systems
  • Prerequisite Course(s): CA 100 with grade of ‘C’ or higher

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems;
  2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of information systems and technology;
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different software applications significant to manipulating and analyzing information as well as generating and presenting reports in the various functional areas of business;
  4. Demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to latest technologies using their foundation knowledge and skills from CIS.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): GENERAL
The student will be able to :

  1. Understand Layout and Design Principles;
  2. Identify appropriate font type for specific purpose;
  3. Enhance and manipulate images to his/her own liking;
  4. Understand color management and theory; and
  5. Understand the different medium available for publishing.


SLO

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PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

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I = Introduced   
D = Demonstrated  
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:

General  SLO 1 . Understand layout and design principles.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
1.1 Identify the different possible layouts of a document. Graded Exercise, End-of-Unit Test
1.2 Identify and apply sound design principles. Graded Exercise, End-of-Unit Test

General SLO 2.  Identify appropriate font type for specific purpose.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies
2.1 Effectively combine font type faces. Graded Exercise, End-of-Unit Test
2.2 Identify the specific mood for the design. Graded Exercise, End-of-Unit Test

General SLO 3.  Enhance and manipulate images to his/her own liking.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies

3.1 Retouch and repair images according to purpose.

Graded Exercise
3.2 Resize, move and change perspective of images. Graded Exercise
3.3 Add depth of field to images. Lab Exercise

General  SLO 4. Understand color management and theory.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies

4.1 Understand the color wheel and its principles.

End-of-Unit Test
4.2 Effectively combine colors. End-of-Unit Test

General  SLO 5.  Understand the different medium available for publishing.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies

5.1 Identify different medium for publishing works.

End-of-Unit Test,

D. COURSE CONTENT

  1. Layout and Design Principles
    1. Layout Designs
    2. Color Theory and Principles
    3. Typography principles
  2. Basic Image Correction techniques
  3. Assembling selections
  4. Introduction to Layering
  5. Masks and Channels
  6. Advanced Compositing
  7. Preparing document for the Web
  8. Producing and Printing Document

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

  1. Practical Demonstration
  2. PowerPoint Presentation
  3. Laboratory Hands-On Exercise

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Adobe Creative Team (2010). Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book, San Jose CA, Adobe Press (or most recent edition).
USB Flash-Drive

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
Reding, EE (2011). Adobe Photoshop CS5 Revealed, Boston, Adobe Press (or most 
recent edition).
H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
None

I. EVALUATION   
In order to pass this course a Grade of ‘C’ or better is required.
J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None

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