Week 1

January 13

Introduction
About this course
Policies
Syllabus
Schedule

January 15

Follow-up
Resources
Introduction Survey

Instructor Introduction

Assignment No. 1
Image Discussion
Assigned


Week 2

January 20

Follow-up
Point Redistribution
Home page links

Lecture No. 1
Defining Graphic Design

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

January 22

Jan 23: Drop deadline
Full refund

Assignment No. 1
Image Discussion
Due beginning of class


Week 3

January 27

Follow-up
Gradesheets

Lecture No. 2
Language and Writing

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

January 29

Assignment No. 2
Book Review
Assigned


Week 4

February 5

Lecture No. 4
New Forms of Writing

Assigned
Two Minute Essay


Week 5

February 10

Lecture No. 5
The Arrival of Printing

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

February 12

Lecture No. 6
Mechanical Reproduction

Assigned
Two Minute Essay


Week 6

February 17

Letterpress Workshop
GM 017

February 19

Letterpress Workshop
GM 017

Assignment No. 2
Book Review
Due


Week 7

February 24

Spring Break
No Class

February 26

Spring Break
No Class


Week 8

March 3

Lecture No. 7
The Arts & Crafts Movement

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

March 5

Lecture No. 8
Art Nouveau

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

Assignment No. 3
Image Curation
Assigned


Week 9

March 10

Lecture No. 9
New Objectivity

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

March 12

Lecture No. 10
Futurism

Assigned
Two Minute Essay


Week 10

March 17

Lecture No. 11
Dada

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

March 19

Lecture No. 12
Constructivism

Assigned
Two Minute Essay


Week 11

March 24

Lecture No. 13
De Stijl

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

March 26

Crossing Lines
Undergraduate Design Expo
EMU Student Center
6pm – 8pm


Week 12

March 31

Assignment No. 3
Image Curation
Due
Group discussion

April 2

Follow-up
Image Curation Assignment
Grades
Video Screening

Lecture No. 14 (part 1)
The Bauhaus

Student Opinion Questionnaires
Course title: History of Graphic Design
Course Number: 90237
Section Number: 01
Instructor: Kevin Woodland

Assignment No. 4
UMMA Study Cases
Assigned


Week 13

April 7

Lecture No. 14 (part 2)
The Bauhaus

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

April 9

Video Screening
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter
Documentary, 1h 26m, 2011

Stupid Tornado Warning


Week 14

April 14

Video Screening
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter
Documentary, 1h 26m, 2011

April 16

Fonts Are Forever
James Edmondson
Great Lakes Center Auditorium
5:30pm – 7:30pm


Week 15

April 21

Lecture No. 15
American Modernism

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

April 23

Lecture No. 16
Swiss International

Assigned
Two Minute Essay


Week 16

April 28

Lecture No. 17
Postmodernism

Assigned
Two Minute Essay

Assignment No. 4
UMMA Study Cases
Due

April 30

Field Trip