COMM 171

Desktop Computer Designing for Communication

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to contemporary computer and design tools used in the communication field. The course is structured around a series of exercises that help students develop skills and understanding of word processing, presentation software, the Internet and desktop publishing.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Know principles of basic page layout and document design.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply principles by designing several different appropriate and effective documents using the software tools, including advanced features of Microsoft Office and QuarkXpress.
  • Develop skills and understanding of word processing, presentation software, the internet and desktop publishing.
  • Master current software applications used by communication professionals working in a variety of industries.