ARTC-1313-01 - Digital Publishing I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2015 Course Syllabus
ARTC-1313-01 - Digital Publishing I
|Instructor||Mills, Zachary Kyle|
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|Course Description||The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout.|
|Required Textbooks||Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book ISBN-13: 9780321822499|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Excessive Tardiness will lead to a drop of a letter grade every 5 times being tardy.
2. Absences: A student with 5 absences will drop a letter grade. You will be dropped from class with 7 absences. NOTE: The only exception, (verifiable), to this would be a death in your family, or any reasonable reason. A student with no absences will receive 10 bonus points added to your major test points total at the end of the semester.
All assignments, quizzes, and exams must be completed in the week assigned; late work will not be accepted. In addition, there are no makeups for assignments, quizzes, or exams. Final Exam will be given in class.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Assignments 40%, Exams (3) 60%|
|Final Exam Date||May 11, 2015 - 1:00 PM|
Week 1 Introducing the workspace. Syllabus review,
Week 2 Getting to Know Indesign
Week 3 Setting up a Document and Working with Pages
Week 4 Working with objects
Week 5 Flowing Text, Editing Text
Week 6 Working with Typography
Week 7 Working with Color, Working with Styles
Week 8 Review, Midterm Exam
Week 9 Spring Break
Week 10 Importing and Modifying Graphics, Creating Tables
Week 11 Working with Transparency, Printing And Exporting
Week 12 Creating Adobe PDF Files, Creating EBook
Week 13 Working with Long Documents
Week 14 Review, Final Project
Week 15 Final Project
Week 16 Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All Assignments for each week are due by 11:55 p.m. on Sunday***
Week 1 – Pretest
Week 2 – Creating an Outline
Week 3 – Creating Pages
Week 4 – Moving Objects
Week 5 – Enhancing Look
Week 6 – Enhancing Text
Week 7 – Add Color to Outline
Week 8 – Review, Midterm
Week 9 – Spring Break
Week 10 – Adding Graphics
Week 11 – Enhancing Graphics
Week 12 – Ebook
Week 13 – What to do with Longer Pages
Week 14 – Review, Begin Final Project
Week 15 – Final Project
Week 16 - Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
ALPHA. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
1. Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
2. Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
3. Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
4. Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
5. Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
6. Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pretest/posttest.
1. The student will utilize the elements and hardware/software components of digital media (PSLO 1) measured by embedded test questions.
2. The student will select optimal digital media strategies for various delivery systems (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
3. The student will identify digital media industry career opportunities (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
4. The student will utilize the elements and hardware/software components of digital media (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
5. The student will produce a digital media presentation (PSLO 3) measured by projects.
6. The student will utilize the elements and hardware/software components of digital media (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
7. The student will demonstrate ethics and professionalism (PSLO 4) measured by projects.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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