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excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate
effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
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for learners within the global society.
COURSE SYMBOL AND
NUMBER: AR 328
COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer 2005
NAME OF FACULTY
MEMBER: MASOOM KHAWAJA
TITLE OF FACULTY
MEMBER: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
LOCATION: ROOM 227 (underground)
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: TUES&THURS: 1:00 – 3:00
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816 – 584 – 6507
FACULTY WEB PAGE
DATES OF THE
SEMESTER: June 6 – July 31,2005
CLASS SESSION DAY
CLASS SESSION TIME:
AR 318 1:5:3
CREDIT HOURS: 03
provides further development in the use of Graphic software as applied to more
graphic problems in
a Macintosh environment. The process of developing design discipline will be
emphasized. Study of typography and history are the focus of this course along
with the three important graphic software, Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS and
Adobe Photoshop CS Classroom in a book, Adobe Press, Adobe Systems, Inc,
Stop Stealing Sheep
& find out how type works. Second edition, Erik Spiekermann & E.M. Ginger,
Peachpit Press, Berkley, CA. 2003. ISBN: 0-201-70339-4.
As a Graphic Design
teacher, my principal objective is to expand student's design competency.
this goal, I rely on a variety of skills including:
Building relationships of trust with students;
• Possessing a high
degree of competency and knowledge in course material;
• Understanding the
course material knowledge level of my students; and
• I believe that a
teacher must encourage and allow students to take responsibility for their own
Upon completion of
this course students will be able to:
• Begin to
understand graphic design work in a cross platform environment.
• Use precise terms
to describe type and aspects of design.
• Examine the
psychology of type.
advanced features of Adobe Photoshop and other graphic software.
compare multiple versions of finished works.
• Operate and care
for systems in the Graphic lab.
• Learn the
language and process of graphic design: how to research, study and analyze
communications issues; concept, design and layout creative and appropriate
solutions in a variety of formats; and effectively communicate that information
to an external client
• Analyze, how to
see and look for the extraordinary within the ordinary
projects and quizzes will be used as evaluation methods in the percentages
listed. No make-up quizzes will be given. No late projects will be accepted. The
first day of class and the last day of class will be used for the pre-test and
post-test. The professor reserves the right to add other quizzes and exam to the
superior performance on all levels of evaluation, participation in class
critiques, punctual attendance and meeting project deadlines.
Indicates above average craftsmanship and problem solving abilities.
average performance, with problems in some areas.
failure to meet minimum
exist in multiple areas.
Indicates problems in performance, attendance and attitude.
There will be
assignments, projects and written tests. Each student will be evaluated in the
Lab Projects and
attendance, work habit, etc)
Academic Honesty is
required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate
cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course
assignments. Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades
or expelled from Park.
Plagiarism – the
appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and
presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or
ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources
should consult their instructors.
required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may
excuse absences for
cogent reasons, but
missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment. Work missed
through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of
enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of
two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment,
the learner will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F". An
Incomplete grade will not be issued to learners who have unexcused or excessive
absences recorded for a course. Learners receiving Military Tuition Assistance
(TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three
unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will
be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to
the learner. Reports of a F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from
excessive absence for learners receiving financial assistance from agencies not
mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
LATE SUBMISSION OF
There are no
excused absences. The accumulation of more than four absences will result in the
student’s failure for the class. Class critiques are part of the completion of
each assigned project. Students who fail to attend a critique will lose one
letter grade on the project. With a Doctor’s note you may submit your project,
make up your inclass assignment or take the written test. But you will receive
one grade lower as a final grade for submitting it late as per the class policy.
CLASSROOM RULES OF
Computers make writing and
revising much easier and more productive. Learners must recognize though that
technology may also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive
crash. Learners must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in
spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to zip disk, hard
drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Park University is
committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for
special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to
learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is
Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any
inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the
provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park
University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the
Park University web page: