ARTH-225: History of Graphic Design (2C)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTH-225 History of Graphic Design (2C)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ARTS-290

Course Description in college catalog:

This course will examine the history of graphic design from early typography for the industrial period to the digital revolution of the present age of information. Its primary aim is to provide the design student with a working knowledge of graphic design for use in contemporary multi-media. Among the topics to be studied will be photography as a new communication tool; national visions of design in a global economy; postmodern design and the digital revolution.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art History)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will adopt the art historical lexicon when speaking and writing about works of art.

  2. Students will use analytic reasoning to identify issues and problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed evaluations of works of art.

  3. In formal written assignments, students will demonstrate use of information technology skills effectively for academic research.

  4. In written works and in classroom discussion, students will not only be able to place works of art in social, cultural, historical, and stylistic contexts, but in so doing will demonstrate the acquisition of factual knowledge.

  5. Students will be able to conduct a formal, visual analysis and evaluation of works of art.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Student learning will be assessed through exams, writing assignments, and additional projects.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.