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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GD 201 - Typography

Prerequisites, GD 102 , GD 103 , sophomore standing, and graphic design major, or art, or art history, or graphic design minor, or consent of instructor. Corequisite, GD 200 . This course is an introduction to the vocabulary, and computer generated typography and logo type. This course begins as a micro investigation of individual type anatomy and progresses to a macro study of continuous text and multi-page layout. Study objectives include an introduction to semantics and foundations specific to typography such as defining a grid, font development, hierarchy, and appropriate use of type pairing and type styles. Graphic Design majors must receive at least a “B” in GD 201 in order to satisfy their major requirements. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits