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CGT 411, Contemporary Problems in Applied Computer Graphics is a group based course that attempts to identify, design, qualify, manage, create and present a final project relative to existing or emerging issues within the discipline. Activities and experiences will explore related topics such as project planning and management, user expectations, interpersonal communications skill and quality management. The course concludes with faculty, peers and practicing professionals evaluating oral, written and media presentations of final projects.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, the student will be able to:
1. Utilize relative existing and emerging graphic technologies to benefit a project.
2. Apply problem solving techniques to real projects utilizing formal analysis.
3. Plan, manage and  determine the potential for success of a computer graphics based project through application of accepted investigative methods.
4. Work in a team environment to create a professional presentation, project document and product.
5. Participate within an expanded work environment simulation typical for many professional projects.

GRADING

Grading will be based on attendance, readings, team participation, individual assessment, evidence of effort project report, presentation, exit interview, quizzes and final exam.

The following scale may be used to calculate your grade. (These percentages are approximations, the actual percentages may vary due to necessary course adjustments.)

Quizzes 5%, Group Participation 15%, Individual Contribution 15%, Project Document 15%, Project  35%,  Final Exam 15%

TEXTS

Experimental Psychology, Kantowitz, Roediger III, & Elmes

Principle-Centered Leadership, Stephen R. Covey.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey.



Weekly Schedule