Instructor: Tiziana d’Agostino
: Graphic Icons: visionaries who shaped modern Graphic Design by John Clifford
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Description: This class is designed to teach students about the illustrious history of Graphic Design, providing knowledge and inspiration.

Instruction Methods: Lectures, movies, exercises and student presentations.

Course Objectives: In this course you will learn about:
1. History of Graphic Design
2. Appreciation for previous artists
3. How to incorporate an artist’s style in your own, original work
4. Enjoying 2 hours lectures

Accommodations: Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor early in the semester, so accommodations can be made as soon as possible. Platt is committed to do everything possible to make all reasonable accommodations.

Attendance: As a common and professional courtesy, please advise me in advance when you will miss a class. Please email me if you will be either late or missing class for any reason. This will also give me a chance to fill you in on what you will be missing.

Missing class, leaving early or arriving late will cost you points in your attendance grade. . Excessive tardies or leaving early will add up to absences. If you miss 2 classes during the mod, you will be dropped from this course.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting work–either written or spoken–that is not your own. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating on exams, not properly citing others’ work, or using someone else’s writing. Platt College will not tolerate plagiarism of any sort and the penalty will be automatic failure of this course and potential dismissal from the college.

Makeups: There will be NO make up exams or assignments. Assignments handed in 1 day late will be graded down one letter grade. No assignment will be accepted on the second day past its due date. Ask in advance if you have a timing conflict. Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Class Expectations: All students will be treated fairly and with respect. Verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated. If these expectations are violated, the violator will be appropriately disciplined, which may include: a verbal warning, class suspension, expulsion from the class, and expulsion from the college. If I suspect you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be asked to leave class. Lastly, show respect for me and your classmates: everyone learn at a different rate.

Concerns and Disagreements: Any concerns regarding policies or procedures of this course, as stated in this syllabus, or as they occur in class should be discussed directly with me either outside of class or by making an office appointment.

Class Protocol: Make sure all mobile devices are turned off during class time. Absolutely no web surfing, chatting, tweeting, etc. will be allowed during class lectures, demonstrations and presentations, and generally during class time.

Due to insurance policies, children are not allowed in the classroom at any time. Try not to leave the class during lectures, demos and discussions.

Class Participation: Participation in this class is required in a variety of ways. Attendance to each class session is extremely important: each lecture will build upon the previous one, so catching up will be very difficult. Every student is expected to participate in a variety of ways including: class discussions, feedback after each student’s speech, listening and staying engaged during each class period, speaking at scheduled times, and physical presence.

Class Requirements: You will be required to work on your projects outside class. Every student is expected to do at least 15 hours of work outside of the classroom, including reading text book, following tutorials, watching videos and working on projects.

Platt Grading Scale:

Grade Percentage:
B      80%-89%
C      70%-79%
D      60%-69%
Below 60%