Metropolitan State University

WRIT 372 : Document and Information Design I

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: WRIT 131 Writing I AND
WRIT 231 Writing II AND
WRIT 371 Editing

OR

WRIT 131 Writing I AND
WRIT 261 Business Writing AND
WRIT 371 Editing

OR

WRIT 131 Writing I AND
WRIT 271 Technical Writing AND
WRIT 371 Editing  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
 
Methods and techniques of document and information design, including principles of graphic design, audience analysis, portfolio development, and use of professional software tools.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/23/2008 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze and meet the needs of various audiences.
  2. Create a project proposal and timeline.
  3. Design and develop publications for a variety of media.
  4. Develop confidence in using professional software tools.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of an information product.
  6. Integrate your works into a larger body in the form of an electronic and individual portfolio.
  7. Understand principles of graphic design.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
    None
Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
    None
G. Special Information
Recommended: WRIT 280 Digital Tools for Writing and Communication or equivalent.
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