ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Graphic Information Technology (GIT)

GIT 135 Graphic Communications. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces the technologies involved in the design, image generation, transmission, and industrial production of multiple images for consumer utilization. Lecture, lab, field trips.

GIT 194 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

GIT 210 Creative Thinking and Design Visualization. (3)
fall and spring
Fundamental methods, concepts, and techniques of creative thinking, design visualization, and problem solving. Also includes communication, cultural, and societal influences. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ETC 100.

GIT 212 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD). (3)
fall and spring
CADD for product design, representation, and documentation; includes projection theory, descriptive geometry, graphics analysis, drafting standards, and precision dimensioning techniques. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ETC 100 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: CS

GIT 215 Introduction to Graphics Programming. (3)
fall
Introduction to analyzing, planning, and executing graphic programs using industry-standard programming tools. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ETC 100 (or its equivalent).

GIT 230 Digital Illustration in Publishing. (3)
fall and spring
Raster and vector illustration in publishing. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisite: GIT 135.

GIT 233 Digital Publishing. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces software and hardware used for digital publishing and infographics. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisites: GIT 135, 210.

GIT 237 Web Content Design. (3)
spring
Introduces design principles for visual content on the World Wide Web; raster, vector, fonts, portable documents, color palettes, file formats. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 135 (or its equivalent). Pre- or corequisite: GIT 233.

GIT 310 Computer Graphics Programming (C++). (3)
fall and spring
Computer graphics software programming techniques in C++. 2D and 3D graphics: object-oriented programming, transformations, scaling, and database concepts. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ETC 100 or GIT 215.
General Studies: CS

GIT 312 3D Computer Graphics Modeling and Representation. (3)
fall
3D solid modeling applications: concepts, techniques, data structures, modeling strategies, assemblies, geometric representation. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 212.
General Studies: CS

GIT 313 Technical Illustration and Photorealistic Rendering. (3)
fall
Computer-generated graphics for technical illustration and design presentation: axonometric and perspective drawing; shading, shadowing, materials and textures; photorealistic rendering for PostScript output. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 212.

GIT 314 Multimedia Design, Planning, and Storyboards. (3)
spring
Creative and conceptual process of content selection, planning, designing, flowcharting, storyboarding, proposing, configuring, prototyping, and presenting multimedia projects. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 237.

GIT 333 Printing Technology. (3)
spring
Theory and application of sheet and web press technology for offset-lithography, flexography, screen process, and digitial printing. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisite: GIT 135.

GIT 334 Image Capture and Manipulation. (3)
fall
Theory and application of image capture techniques used for all copy formats and conversion processes required for reproduction or dissemination. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 233.

GIT 335 Graphic Systems. (3)
not regularly offered
Survey of graphic technology for private/public sectors including hardware, software, storage, networking and internet, telecommunications, and new media technologies. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: junior standing in Information Technology (graphic information technology concentration).

GIT 337 Web Content Design. (3)
fall and spring
Introduces design principles for visual content on the World Wide Web; raster, vector, fonts, portable documents, color palettes, file formats. Lecture, lab. Pre- or corequisite: GIT 233.

GIT 352 Technical Presentations. (3)
spring
Technologies for planning, creating, and delivering individual and group presentations. Prerequisites: ENG 102; GIT 233.

GIT 394 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

GIT 411 Computer Animation. (3)
fall and spring
2D and 3D computer animation methods: project planning, scripting, storyboards, advanced modeling, lighting, materials mapping, and motion. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: GIT 312, 334.

GIT 412 Multimedia Authoring, Scripting, and Production. (3)
fall and spring
Production of multimedia projects using industry-standard authoring applications: project management, client considerations, and project documentation; user interface design, interactivity, media, and databases. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 314.

GIT 413 Professional Portfolio Design and Presentation. (3)
spring
Digital media portfolio design and production: planning, audience analysis, media selection, authoring, media formats, production, copyright considerations, marketing, and delivery. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: GIT 314, 334.

GIT 414 Web Site Design and Internet/Web Technologies. (3)
spring
Web site design, authoring, standards, protocols, tools, and development techniques for commercial client-sided Web-based graphic information systems. Lecture, lab. Prerequisites: GIT 334, 337.

GIT 415 Computer Graphics: Business Planning and Management. (3)
spring
Implementation planning: feasibility and application studies; needs assessment and operational analysis techniques; organization, managerial, and technology considerations; business plan development. Lecture, lab, field trips. Prerequisite: senior standing in Information Technology (graphic information technology concentration).

GIT 417 Advanced Internet Programming. (3)
fall
Uses industry-standard programming languages and techniques to create interactive graphic information Web sites and applications. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 414.

GIT 432 Graphic Industry Business Practices. (3)
not regularly offered
Business practices related to press/prepress/Web industries; trade customs, cost analysis, marketing and management approaches. Lecture, lab, field trips. Prerequisite: GIT 414.

GIT 435 Web Management and E-commerce. (3)
not regularly offered
Internet Web site management, security, online databases, and new e-commerce business models. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 414.

GIT 436 Gravure Technology. (3)
spring
In-depth study of the market profile and production sequences related to the gravure method of printing. Prerequisite: GIT 135.

GIT 437 Color Reproduction Systems. (3)
fall
Scientific analysis for the engineering of color reproduction systems and color models used in the graphics industry. Prerequisite: GIT 334.

GIT 441 Graphic Information Systems. (3)
not regularly offered
Graphic information systems common to the workplace: graphic user interfaces for online databases, geographic, industrial, architectural, and management applications. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: senior standing in Information Technology (graphic information technology concentration).

GIT 450 Digital Workflow in Graphic Industries. (3)
fall
Analyzes digital production systems for input, assembly, and output of graphic information to print and Web, including networking and job tracking. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 334.

GIT 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Computer Systems Applications. (3)

GIT 510 Computer Graphics Programming: Design, Customization, and Development. (3)
not regularly offered
Advanced design, development, and documentation of graphic application programs. Lecture, lab.

GIT 512 Multimedia-Based Education and Training. (3)
fall
Creative design, planning, development, documentation, and production of technology-based learning and multimedia-based education and training materials and programs. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: GIT 412.

GIT 537 Current Issues in Quality Assurance. (3)
not regularly offered
Directed group study of selected issues relating to quality assurance in the printing, publishing, and information industry.

GIT 538 Personnel Development for the Graphics Industry. (3)
not regularly offered
Employee training and development specific to production and management in the graphics industry.

GIT 590 Reading and Conference. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

GIT 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

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