House Bill 2504 Fall 2011 Course Syllabus POFI-2331-75 - Desktop Publishing
Fall 2011 Course Syllabus
POFI-2331-75 - Desktop Publishing
|Instructor||Granger, Althea Diane|
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|Course Description||In-depth coverage of desktop publishing terminology, text editing and use of design principles. Emphasis on layout techniques, graphics, multiple-page displays and business applications.|
|Required Textbooks||Plain & Simple Microsoft Office 2010, ISBN 978-0-7356-2697-3|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Should a student be absent for an exam, he/she will be required to take a makeup exam at the instructor convenience. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup exam. Should a student miss a class, it will be his/her responsibility to make up the work on his/her own time. All projects are due on the date assigned, even if the student is absent that day or prior to the assignment. Late work will not be accepted.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Assignments, Projects, and Attendance - 60 %, Mid Term Exam 20%, Final Exam - 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 8, 2011 - 1:00 PM|
Week 1 Course introduction, syllabus review, Working in Office 2010
Week 2 Common Tasks in Office
Week 3 Creating a Publication
Week 4 Creating a Publication from Scratch
Week 5 Tweaking Text
Week 6 Pictures
Week 7 Mid – Term Project
Week 8 Mid – Term Exam
Week 9 Master Pages
Week 10 Objects
Week 11 Reusing Content
Week 12 Sharing Publication
Week 13 Final Project
Week 14 Final Project
Week 15 Final Project
Week 16 Final Exam
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Week 1 8/24/11 Working in Office 2010
• Office Programs
• Using Ribbons
• Using Galleries and Lists
• Shortcuts and dialog boxes
• Moving and Copying
• Backstage view
• Getting Help and Saving
Chapter exercises pages 11 – 26
On Your Own Project 8/24/11
Week 2 8/31/11 Common Tasks in Office
• Converting Office Files
• Importing and Sizing Pictures
• Editing and Enhancing Pictures
• Adding ClipArt and Screen Shots
• Adding shapes and SmartArt
Chapter exercises pages 29 -52
On Your Own Project 8/31/11
Week 3 9/7/11 Creating a Publication
• Learning the Interface
• Using Templates
Chapter exercises pages 305 - 309
On Your Own Project 9/7/11.
Week 4 9/14/11 Creating a Publication from Scratch
• Adding Page design
• Adding and Editing Text
• Changing Text Flow
Chapter exercises pages 310 - 315
On Your Own Project 9/14/11
Week 5 9/21/11 Tweaking Text
• Character spacing
• Text Effects
• Ligature Style
Chapter exercises pages 316 - 316
On Your Own Project 9/21/11
Week 6 9/28/11 Pictures
• Insert Pictures
• Modify Pictures
• Adding Tables and Formatting Tables
On Your Own Project 9/28/11
Week 7 10/5/11 Mid – Term Project
Week 8 10/12/11 Mid – Term Exam
Week 9 10/19/11 Master Pages
• Repeating Objects
• Building Blocks
• Setup Guides
Chapter exercises pages 322 – 325
On Your Own Project 10/5/11
Week 10 10/26/11 Objects
• Arrange and Group Objects
• Text Wrapping•
Chapter exercises pages 326 - 329
On Your Own Project 10/12/11
Week 11 11/2/11 Reusing Content
• Page Parts
• Contact Informations
• Checking the Publication
Chapter exercises pages 330 - 333
On Your Own Project 10/19/11
Week 12 11/9/11 Sharing Publication
Chapter exercises pages 334 - 337
On Your Own Project 11/19/11
Week 13 11/16/11 Final Project
Week 14 11/23/11 Final Project
Week 15 11/30/11 Final Project
Week 16 12/7/11 Final Exam
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Applies program design processes to create computer programs.
2. Applies a software-development process to develop and troubleshoot a software product.
3. Creates computer graphics for inclusion into a software product.
4. Demonstrates ethics and professionalism within the computer field.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1. Utilize the elements and hardware/software components of digital media; (PSLO 1)
2. produce a digital media presentation; (PSLO 2)
3. select optimal digital media strategies for various delivery systems; (PSLO 3)
4. identify digital media industry career opportunities; (PSLO 4)
5. demonstrate ethics and professionalism (PSLO 4)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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