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Course Syllabus

Course: BUS 1510

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Business
Title: Photoshop

Semester Approved: Spring 2018
Five-Year Review Semester: Spring 2023
End Semester: Spring 2024

Catalog Description: This course introduces students to editing digital images. Students will develop skills in photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn different editing methods through projects and examples.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 0

Justification: This course provides the student with experience in digital photo-manipulation at an introductory level with emphasis placed on uses in a business environment. There is an increasing need for employees who are skilled in editing and retouching photographs. These skills are called upon often in a business office to create images for media such as company newsletters, logos, letterhead, and Internet Web pages.

This course is used as a business elective, is recommended for students taking social media marketing, and useful to students who are starting their own business ventures.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate the ability to navigate to and properly utilize desired tools within the Photoshop interface. Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

Demonstrate the ability to make and manipulate selections. Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

Demonstrate the ability to use layers effectively. Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

Demonstrate the ability to create and use masks. Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

Demonstrate the ability to color-correct all or part of an image.  Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

Demonstrate the ability to resize and/or change the resolution of an image. Students will be able to demonstrate this outcome as evaluated through assignments, projects, and exams.

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Content:
Getting to know the work area
Working with selections
Layer basics
Painting and editing
Using masks and channels
Retouching photos
Utilizing advanced layer techniques
Creating special effects
Preparing images for Web publication
Ensuring accurate color



Key Performance Indicators:
Assignments and participation 40 to 70%

Exams and projects 10 to 30%

Signature project and reflection assignments 10 to 30%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Shelly Cashman, Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud, Cengage, current edition or equivalent


Pedagogy Statement:
Content will be learned through participating in discussion and demonstration, as well as completing project-based assignments requiring the use of Photoshop tools and techniques requisite with the course content.

Instructional Mediums:
Lecture

Online

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 20