Jul 17, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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AH 5591 - History of Graphic Design


Students learn formal evolution of written language and graphic communication from the origins of writing systems through to the present-day digital world. Course includes a broad overview of the history of graphic design in cultural context, as it contributes to and is affected by, technology, art, and modern culture.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to analyze and discuss the impact of social change of the formal evolution of written language and graphic communication.
  • Students will be able to interpret the shifts in both graphic and typographic form and function throughout history.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe variations in the evolution of letterform construction.
  • Students will be able to understand and visualize general developments in printing technology.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the evolution of typographic layout and structure.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the evolution of graphic layout and structure.
  • Students will be able to apply the aesthetic and function of historical artifacts and their application and connection to present-day solutions.
  • Students will be able to interpret historical concepts through visual, verbal, and written descriptions.



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