IMED-1301-01 - Intro Digital Media
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
IMED-1301-01 - Intro Digital Media
|Instructor||Medhekar, Sarita V|
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|Course Description||A survey of the theories, elements, and hardware/software components of digital media. Emphasis on conceptualizing and producing digital media presentations.|
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Tools ( Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) Illustrated ISBN 13:978-1-133-56258-0
You will also need a flash drive or a cloud account to save work onto.
Poor attendance is a leading reason for termination from a job in all areas of employment. With this factor in mind, the instructor monitors student attendance daily. In addition, attendance on a regular basis is necessary for proper skill development. A tardy is an absence for attendance purposes.
4 absences = one letter grade drop
6 absences = two letter grade drop
8 absences = automatic failure of class
Quizzes may be given at the beginning of the class period. Students coming in to class late will not be allowed to take quizzes already turned in. A grade of zero will be recorded for the quiz.
Assignments are due at the beginning of each class; student assignments coming in late will be assessed a penalty, even if the student arrives to class late and turns in work.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned homework, including reading assignments, by the required due dates and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent from the previous class meeting.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||Assignments and Quizzes - 10%, Exams - 30%, Projects - 60%|
|Final Exam Date||May 7, 2018 - 10:00 AM Through May 7, 2018 - 12:30 PM|
Week 1: Syllabus review, pre-test, Blackboard and Self Service Banner
Week 2: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6 and selecting pixels; Chapter unit A, B of Photoshop CS6
Week 3: Working with Layers and Improving Images with Adjustment Layers; Chapter unit C, D of Photoshop CS6
Week 4: Working with Type, Gradients, Brushes and Color Effects; Chapter unit E, F of Photoshop CS6
Week 5: Creating Special Effects; Chapter unit G; Photoshop Exam 1 with Project
Week 6: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CS6 and their essential operations; Chapter unit A, B of Illustrator CS6
Week 7: Advanced topics: Creating Blends and Complex Artwork; Chapter C, D of Illustrator CS6
Week 8: Working with Text and Gradients and Drawing in Illustrator; Chapter E, F of Illustrator CS6
Week 9: March 12 - 16 Spring Break
Week 10: Advanced Techniques in Illustrator CS6; Chapter unit G of Illustrator CS6; Illustrator Exam 2 with Project
Week 11: Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6 and working with Text; Chapter unit A, B of InDesign CS6
Week 12: Working with Objects and Graphics; Chapter unit C, D of InDesign CS6
Week 13: Using Master Pages and Working with Layers; Chapter unit E, F of InDesign CS6
Week 14: Adding Interactivity to InDesign; Chapter Integration of InDesign CS6
Week 15: Project and Course revision
Week 16: Final Exam
Schedule is subject to change
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1: January 15 Syllabus review, pre-test, Blackboard and Self Service Banner
For each week there will be assignments and lab-work.
Week 2: January 22 Photoshop- Getting Started with Photoshop CS6, Selecting Pixels
Week 3: January 29 Working with Layers and Improving Images with Adjustment Layers
Week 4: February 5 Working with Type and Gradients, Working with Brushes and Color Effects
Week 5: February 12 Creating Special Effects and Photoshop Exam 1 with Project
Week 6: February 19 Getting Started with Illustrator CS6 and Performing Essential Operations
Week 7: February 26 Going Beyond the Basics and Creating Blends and Complex Artwork
Week 8: March 5 Working with Text and Gradients and Drawing in Illustrator
Week 9: March 12 - 16 Spring Break
Week 10: March 19 Working with Advanced Techniques and Illustrator Exam 2 with Project
Week 11: March 26 Getting Started with Adobe InDesign and Working with Text
Week 12: April 2 Working with Objects and Working with Graphics
Week 13: April 9 Using Master Pages and Working with Layers
Week 14: April 16 Integration Adding Interactivity
Week 15: April 23 Project and Course revision
Week 16: April 30 Final Exam
Schedule is subject to change
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material
1. Creates computer graphics for inclusion into a design product.
2. Creates original design elements for inclusion into a portfolio
3. Describes current trends in graphic design.
4. Demonstrates ethics and professionalism within the graphic design field.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Alpha. Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pretest/posttest.
1. The student will utilize various elements and components of digital media (PSLO 1) measured by embedded test questions and assignments.
2. The student will utilize various elements and components of digital media (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
3. The student will select optimal digital media strategies for various delivery systems (PSLO 2) measured by projects.
4. The student will identify digital media industry career opportunities (PSLO 3) measured by projects.
5. The student will individually produce a digital media presentation (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.|
I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by e-mail. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office in person.
Homework assignments will be given each week.
LATE WORK is highly discouraged and will incur a 10 point penalty for every day it is late. Due dates are given and enough time is given to complete all work. NO EXCEPTIONS.
If you miss an exam, your lowest test grade will count twice. If you miss more than one exam, those exams will be given a grade of zero. Students must leave the classroom after exam is finished.
There will be a final exam. All students must take the exam on the scheduled date and time, and failure to do so will result in a 0 on the final exam.
Every student MUST have a copy of the required textbooks by the SECOND week of class. The student will still be responsible for any assignments given. Failure to have a text may result in being dropped from the class.
No emailed work is accepted.
Students are responsible for completing all assigned reading and video viewings.
A failure to follow oral and/or written instructions will result in penalties.
Academic dishonesty will result in a zero on any assignment; a second incidence of academic dishonesty will be handled based on campus policies and procedures with the department chair.
Student IDs are required for the first exam. IDs must be visible on your desk before the exam is administered. No ID, No exam.
If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
Reliable Internet access is required for all online courses and many traditional courses.
Computer failure and lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last minuteĀ¯ to complete class work or exams.
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaving class early without informing the instructor in advance; surfing the Internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
No cell phones should be visible or heard during class. Again, you will be asked to leave the room for the remainder of the class. No blue tooth technology or recording of lectures in any format (unless approved by the instructor). No charging of cell phones in the classroom.
E-Mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name/course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying students name, course, and any return phone number.
|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.|