Course Content and Outcomes Guides (CCOG)

Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CAS 110 Effective Fall 2020

Course Number:
CAS 110
Course Title:
Introduction to Web Graphics
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Introduces the creation of graphics for use on websites using industry-standard graphics editing software. Includes creating vector-based and pixel-based graphics, optimizing images for websites, selecting appropriate image file formats, and performing basic photo editing. Recommended: placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

 Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Create and optimize graphics for use on websites.
  2. Perform basic photo editing tasks.
  3. Use critical thinking skills to appropriately select image file formats for a variety of applications.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A grade will be issued based on:

  • Projects demonstrating the creation of web optimized graphics and photo editing
  • Tests or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Competencies, Skills:

Graphics creation, including but not limited to:

  • Logos
  • Background textures
  • Bullets
  • Banners
  • Icons
  • Transparent backgrounds
  • Image optimization
    • Image file formats – JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Photo Editing
    • Crop and straighten
    • Resize
    • Color adjustments
  • Webpage Layouts