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College of Technology and Design

Course Syllabus

CGD142 - Print I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

This is an introductory level course designed to acquaint you with the basic element of a modern graphic design studio. The course begins with a brief history of graphic design and print history, as well as lithography and photo. You will also be introduced to type and text as design elements, semantics of typography, choosing and recognizing typefaces and various printing processes used to reproduce type and images. You will also be introduced to color separations and how they are used in the printing process. You then will be introduced to pre-press processes, proofing, mechanical-prep film makeup and digital pre-press (computer graphics).

Course Prerequisites

CGD115, CGD151

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

Assessment of Outcomes

Specified on the course schedule/outline

Grading System
Letter GradeRangeDefinition
A 90-100 Excellent
B 80-89 Above Average
C 70-79 Average
D 60-69 Below Average
F 0-59 Failing
W Withdrawal during weeks 1 - 7
WF Withdrawal failing after week 7
NF Failing – Not actively engaged

For more details about the Grading System, please see the current catalog.

Active Participation

Students must be actively engaged in the course. For a definition of active engagement, please see the current catalog.

Academic Integrity

Cheating and plagiarism are serious offenses against the University’s academic integrity and are consequently strictly prohibited. All students must familiarize themselves with the University policy on Academic Integrity.

Penalties for cheating and plagiarism are described in the University policy on Academic Integrity in the catalog. They include failure of the assignment, failure for the course, or dismissal from the University. For the complete Cheating/Plagiarism policy, please see the current catalog.

Students with Disabilities

Students who have disabilities that may impact their performance in this course should follow the process described under the heading Accommodations for the Disabled in the current catalog.

Discipline (Program) Specific Information


Date of last review: 07/26/2021