History of Graphic Design

History of Graphic Design
Survey of graphic design historical periods from pre-history to present day.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesDesign Core.
 ProgramsContaining DESGD 349
Course Outcomes

Incorporate Historical Design Knowledge

Students will be able to skillfully incorporate historical design cues into modern design problems and avoid repeating mistakes and ineffective ideas from the past.

Visual Communication Solutions Throughout History

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how designers from different historical eras resolved visual communication problems, including by communicating efficiently, working with clients, resolving the tension between innovation and the status quo, balancing commercial requirements with personal expression, and achieving economic viability while contributing something valuable to the world.

Historical Contributions to Design

Students will be able to recognize the contributions and motivations of leaders in the field of graphic design and use that knowledge to become better citizens and contributors of the graphic design profession.

Design Writing & Thinking

Students will be able to effectively write about graphic design, thinking, and communicating in a way that allows readers who are not designers to understand important concepts related to design.