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Course ID:ARGD 2010. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphic Design Survey
Course
Description:
Introduces the field and practice of graphic design. Explores the development and creation of visual responses to communication problems. Upon completion, students have the option of applying for acceptance into the Graphic Design major.
Athena Title:Graphic Design Survey
Prerequisite:(ARST 1050 or ARST 1050H) and (ARST 1060 or ARST 1080)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 2030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Typography in Visual Communication
Course
Description:
Typography is ubiquitous in contemporary visual and digital culture. This course is an introduction to typography in visual communication across various media, including developing an understanding of the basic concepts of legibility and readability of text-based messages and the fundamentals of effective typesetting skills in relevant design technology.
Athena Title:Introduction to Typography
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARGD 2030E
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 2030E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Typography in Visual Communication
Course
Description:
Typography is ubiquitous in contemporary visual and digital culture. This course is an introduction to typography in visual communication across various media, including developing an understanding of the basic concepts of legibility and readability of text-based messages and the fundamentals of effective typesetting skills in relevant design technology.
Athena Title:Introduction to Typography
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARGD 2030
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3010. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design Drawing Techniques
Course
Description:
Basic technical and perspective drawing, leading into felt marker illustration.
Athena Title:DES DRAW TECH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3020. 3 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphic Systems
Course
Description:
The basic systems, tools, and technology used in solving visual communication problems, including graphic representation, composition of graphic and text elements, conceptual techniques, and relevant software.
Athena Title:Graphic Systems
Prerequisite:ARGD 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3030. 3 hours. 1.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Typography
Course
Description:
Introduces the effective utilization of typography in visual communication. Fundamentals of letterform construction and basic typesetting are explored, including relevant terminology, history, technology, and the relationship between visual and verbal language. A goal of the course includes development of a sensitivity to the subtitles inherent in effective typography.
Athena Title:Typography
Prerequisite:ARGD 2010 or ARGD 2030 or ARGD 2030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3050. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Illustration
Course
Description:
Stresses the importance of technique in a variety of media as the basis for solving design problems.
Athena Title:ILLUSTRATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3060. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Type and Image
Course
Description:
An investigation of the relationship between form and message to create visual responses to graphic design problems.
Athena Title:Type and Image
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 and ARGD 3030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3070. 3 hours.
Course Title:The History of Graphic Design
Course
Description:
A comprehensive history of graphic design from antiquity until the present.
Athena Title:History of Graphic Design
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARGD 3070E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3070E. 3 hours.
Course Title:The History of Graphic Design
Course
Description:
A comprehensive history of graphic design from antiquity until the present.
Athena Title:History of Graphic Design
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARGD 3070
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Internship in Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Entry-level experience working in commercial design office or advertising agencies.
Athena Title:INTERN GRA DES
Nontraditional Format:Internship.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3090. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Photography For Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Explores the importance of photography as it relates to graphic design.
Athena Title:PHOTO FOR GRAPHICS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3310. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Techniques and Topics in Science Illustration
Course
Description:
Beginning through advanced techniques used in science illustration. The techniques will focus on pen and ink line as well as continuous tone illustrations. The topics will range from a beginning to advanced understanding of entomology, ornithology, herpetology, and human anatomy.
Athena Title:TNQ TOP SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3320. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
An investigation of illustration plate layout and design, working from a publisher's specifications, the production of illustrations for portfolio, business identity design, and business practices.
Athena Title:DSN SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3330. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Color Techniques in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
Development of skills, beginning through advanced, in color illustration using multiple techniques and for multiple audiences. An introduction into editorial, conceptual, and commercial design. Techniques include digital software Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, graphite, watercolor, and color pencil. Subjects will be chosen from the natural and medical sciences.
Athena Title:COLOR SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 3340. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Art Graphic Design Directed Study in Scientific Illustration
Course
Description:
Materials and methods used for scientific illustration in color and for the production of illustrations of professional caliber on specific subjects (entomology, ornithology, ichthyology, etc.) for inclusion in a portfolio.
Athena Title:DIR STU SCI ILL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4020. 3 hours. 1.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Environmental and Experiential Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Focuses on visual communication in shaping and conveying the notion of place in the built environment. User spatial experience in relationship to information, environment, and cultural context will be the emphasis. Students explore a survey of environmental and experiential graphic design, its theory and practice, and wayfinding systems.
Athena Title:Environ and Experien Graph Des
Prerequisite:ARGD 3030 and ARGD 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4030. 3 hours. 1.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Typography
Course
Description:
A continuation of Typography. Students in this course will study typography as language made visible: typography both as information and graphic element. They will utilize typography to conceptualize and visualize complex information for a variety of communicative purposes across various media.
Athena Title:Advanced Typography
Prerequisite:ARGD 3030 and ARGD 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4040. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Illustration
Course
Description:
Stresses the development of an individual visual style through in-depth exploration of a selected technique.
Athena Title:ADV ILLUSTRATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4050. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Calligraphy
Course
Description:
Use of the fifteenth-century Humanist Hand and its italic variant, the Chancery Hand, and the familiarity with other historical calligraphic hands.
Athena Title:CALLIGRAPHY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4060. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Design Center
Course
Description:
An exploration of graphic design problems and the impact of visual communication. Project topics range from social design and public outreach to self-promotion and information design.
Athena Title:Design Center
Prerequisite:ARGD 3060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4070. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Three-Dimensional Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Comprehensive structural and graphic development of three-dimensional, promotional objects such as pop-ups, packaging, and displays.
Athena Title:3-D GRA DES
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4080. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 2-6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Special Problems in Graphic Design
Course
Description:
Advanced research in graphic design media and techniques with application to a comprehensive project in visual communication.
Athena Title:SP PROB IN DESIGN
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4090. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Visual Narrative Systems
Course
Description:
An introduction to the concepts and methods involved in creating sequential and time-based visual communication including exploration of visual narrative structures utilized in effective visual storytelling.
Athena Title:Visual Narrative Systems
Prerequisite:(ARGD 3020 and ARGD 3030 and ARGD 3060) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4110. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphic Design Senior Capstone
Course
Description:
Focuses on the development of a comprehensive design and visual communication project. Students will engage in increased self- directed research, writing, and making that will include topical research, visual exploration, application of research, advanced execution, and may include sustained investigation of specific skills and techniques.
Athena Title:Graphic Design Senior Capstone
Prerequisite:ARGD 4060
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4120. 3 hours. 1.5 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graphic Design Field Study
Course
Description:
Explores visual communication, with emphasis on increased global awareness, broader experiences, and perspectives gained through foreign or field study. Themes may include international and/or urban design culture, the impact of global design, and non- language-based graphic design. The course will encourage students to broaden their design thinking and to look at artifacts of visual communication through cross-cultural experiences.
Athena Title:Graphic Design Field Study
Nontraditional Format:Field trips for shooting different locations.
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4130. 3 hours. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Photography and Image Editing for Designers
Course
Description:
Investigating photographic expression and image creation through digital photography and raster-based (pixel) image creation software. Improving the concept or communication potential of imported and digitally created visuals through image editing software.
Athena Title:PHO IMG EDIT DESIGN
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Data Visualization
Course
Description:
Basic design concepts, terminology, methodologies, tools, and applications of data visualization, and selected special topics in data representation. The course covers workflows for creating visualizations and data representations using tools for data exploration and analysis, visualization design, and interaction design. Students work collaboratively to design data representations.
Athena Title:Data Visualization
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4190. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2.5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Topics in Digital Platforms and Dynamic Media I
Course
Description:
An overview of the concepts and processes utlized in designing and developing digital products that serve user needs.
Athena Title:Digital Platforms I
Prerequisite:ARGD 3020 or ARGD 3030 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARGD 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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