Syllabus - MIC102i


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Instructor: L.J. Bothell


Office: BE3175c, no phone

Mailbox: BE3176d

Office Hours: By appointment only. Usually onsite 1/2 hour before class and up to 1/2 to 1 hour after class if needed.

Class Info: Room #5148, Tues/Thurs Noon-1:50pm, last class Thursday January 13.



This course provides an introduction to vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator CS5.


To succeed in this class, you need to come prepared - be able to answer YES to all these requirements.



Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MIC102i, you will be able to:

  • understand the difference between vector and pixel graphics
  • understand how to use and manipulate objects
  • understand how to use and manipulate text
  • understand how to draw using the pen and brushes
  • understand uses for Illustrator and how output relates to a larger design/production workflow


Course Details


Recommended Text: Illustrator CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas. Not ordered for this class.


Required Materials: Minimum 2 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs, e-mail capability, student login & password, StudioBast E-Learning student login


Presentation: Discussions, demos, and hands-on tutorials in US English.


Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments.

Attendance and Participation: 50%, mandatory with active participation. Assignments: 75%. Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time.


  • Assignments will prepare students to create a Final Client Project to be presented in class at quarter’s end
  • Assignments will be "assigned" according to the website schedule and discussed/demoed in class
  • Assignments will be "due" according to the assignment pages
  • Assignments will be "due" according to the assignment pages and marked down 33.3% 1st day late, and 100% after with no makeup. Late assignments cannot be uploaded, and you will need to make arrangements to submit it.
  • Students are responsible for understanding/following the assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the class website and tools, and checking them regularly. See Class FAQ's.
  • Students are also responsible for noting/ following assignment information given in class
  • Students are also responsible for accessing, checking, and using the StudioBast E-Learning tool for keeping up with their current grades, quizzes, uploads, etc.
  • Students are responsible for attending all classes. Missing two (2) classes will result in one lowered grade point.
  • Students are completely responsible for contacting instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail to note if there is a concern with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.



For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled. Check out the SCCC Tutoring Center and



ADA Confirmation:


(Americans with Disabilities Act) Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, or require special arrangements in case of building evacuation should contact me at the beginning of the quarter or set up an appointment with the Disability Support Counselor in room BE 1112. Also, contact me early if you require a front-of-the-room computer so I can reserve it for you.


Assistants for students (sign-language, etc) are welcome in class. If you wish your assistant(s) to also receive emails for the class, please inform me with their email addresses - otherwise I will assume you will forward/discuss emails of note to them yourself. Also, you may need to make arrangements with your assistant(s) to assist you with interpreting any class videos, since at this time they are not produced with closed captioning.


Very Important: If there is an ADA machine in the classroom, the related keyboard is not to be unhooked. Please use another computer. Thanks!!