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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DES 3850 - History of Graphic Design

Credits: 4

The history of graphic design begins with pictographs and prehistoric cave paintings and moves forward to the developments in our digital age. This course introduces students to cultural and communication issues specific to the study of graphic design. Sample topics include, but are not limited to the history of type, type/image, image dominance, the role of technology in design. This course will introduce students to designers from diverse countries and continents, as well as contextualizing design within movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Bauhaus, Nostalgia, Constructivism, Deconstruction, Post Structuralism, and contemporary approaches to diversity and inclusion. Course includes lectures, discussion, research, writing, oral presentations, exams, and a group project. This course is required of all Graphic Design majors.

Fulfills: AL in LS Core