CAPP 310—Desktop Publishing
The PC is Not a Typewriter by Robin Williams
DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to concepts and methods of desktop publishing. Highlights include the design and layout of a publication, the integration of computer graphics, the drafting and editing of publications, and methods of interfacing with high-level printing equipment to produce final documents.
discipline, and creativity will need to be exercised to accomplish the type of
work required. At times this class may operate more like a hands-on workshop and
at other times more like a lecture setting. Lecture, demonstration, hands-on
activities/assignments, evaluations, and student presentations of portfolio
documents are some of the ways we will learn.
SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Attendance:Class participation is essential to a passing grade. Meeting appointments and commitments is part of being a professional. Without attending class, you cannot perform your job as a student involved in planning, drafting, discussing samples, or practicing strategies. I do understand that emergencies may arise. You must call before you will miss class; otherwise your absence will be considered unexcused. Three unexcused absences will result in a lowering of your course grade by one full letter. Every absence after three unexcused absences will result in a lowering of 5 percent of your overall grade.
Cheating will not be tolerated. You are expected to do your own work. If a project you have turned in for this class has been previously posted on the Internet, received from a student in a previous class, or taken from any other individual, you may forfeit your ability to complete the course. Similar responses may be expected for copying exam questions or using “cheat sheets.”
GRADING WILL BE FIGURED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Disclaimer: Information contained in this syllabus, to the best of the knowledge of the instructor, was considered correct and complete when distributed for use at the beginning of the semester. However, this syllabus should not be considered a contract between the University of Maryland and any student. The instructor reserves the right, acting within the policies and procedures of UMUC, to make changes in course content or instructional technique without prior notice or obligation.Return to the top of the page