Academic Catalog 2021–2022

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GRDE320 History of Graphic Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course serves as a comprehensive survey of the history of visual communication from the late 19th Century to the present including material beyond the Western canon. It addresses the evolution of communication design through the impact of political, social and technological events and innovations by historical Western and non-Western figures in the field. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis linking historical styles to current design debates and practices. The material is delivered in the form of presentations, and requires additional visual research and readings.

Prerequisite: ENG102 Academic English II