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  Clovis, CA Campus
Graphic Communications and Design
Associate of Science Degree

Course Descriptions

AR1440 Art Appreciation+
4.5 credit hours

CO2520 Communications+
4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

DT1210 Rapid Visualization Techniques+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces the concepts of rapid communication of design topics utilizing techniques of freehand drawing and their application to technical sketching and design visualization. Hands-on projects include drawing of two- and three-dimensional shapes and objects, spatial thinking and eye-hand coordination in relation to the practice of drafting and design.

EN1320 Composition I+
4.5 credit hours
This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420 Composition II+
4.5 credit hours
This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with emphasis on rhetorical structures, argumentation and research. Students study how to make strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

ES2555 Survey of Economics+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces basic principles of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Prerequisites: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2550 Microeconomics or equivalent or for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560 Macroeconomics or equivalent.

GC1110 Fundamentals of Design+
4.5 credit hours

GC1220 Fundamentals of Typography+
4.5 credit hours

GC1320 Advanced Photoshop+
4.5 credit hours

GC1330 3D Modeling Techniques+
4.5 credit hours

GC1430 Video Production Techniques+
4.5 credit hours

GC1435 Interactive Design with Flash+
4.5 credit hours

GC2520 Sustainable Graphic Design+
4.5 credit hours

GC2530 Animation+
4.5 credit hours

GC2620 Digital Prepress and Production Processes+
4.5 credit hours

GC2630 Graphic Design for the Web+
4.5 credit hours

GC2799 Graphic Communications and Design Capstone Project+
4.5 credit hours

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory+
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional+
4.5 credit hours
This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+
3.0 credit hours
This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study including GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

MA1210 College Mathematics I+
4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

 
  
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