CGS1580

Introduction to Desktop Publishing

Course Code:
CGS 1580

Credit Hours:
2

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
000

 

Course Description:
This course gives an introduction to the production of camera-ready masters for photocopiers or offset presses using microcomputer equipment and desktop publishing software.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

CGS 1060 or consent of department.

 

Instructors:

As assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

ZTC

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CGS 1580 is not a General Education Core course.  However, it does address several discipline-specific competencies in the Technology Area.

T-1 Apply appropriate technologies to a range of tasks.

T-2 Communicate, collaborate, and create content effectively, using state-of-the-art information technologies.

T-3 Locate, access, evaluate, and use information from digital/electronic sources.

T-4 Identify ethical, social, and legal issues related to information technology.

T-5 Identify essential issues related to information security.

 

Associate in Science degree in Business Administration Learning Outcomes:

B-1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles, practices and supervisory responsibilities of management, and ethical and legal issues in a business environment.

B-2 Apply general business work place competencies, including employability skills and office computer skills.

B-3 Perform accounting tasks and understands business accounting concepts. 

B-4 Communicate effectively in oral and written form, exhibit college level computation and problem-solving skills, and interact appropriately with people of other cultures or backgrounds. [Gen. Ed.]

 

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 7.0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 7.0-9.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 7.0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Propose and use basic and advanced features of desktop publishing software

T-1, T-2, T-3, B-2, B-3 

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate and use the proper procedures to design and create professional desktop publications pertinent to the work and academic environments

T-1, T-2, T-3, B-2, B-3 

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate practical examples of a computer system as a useful tool for developing professional publications

T-1, T-2, T-3, B-2, B-3 

Homework, tests, quizzes
Support basic desktop publication software operations

T-1, T-2, T-3, B-2, B-3 

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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