PUB5150EN - Desktop Publishing Applications In Global Cultures

Course description

This course is designed to give students an advanced approach of publication design as well as to the various electronic desktop publishing technologies. Using standard graphic design and publication layout software programs the course challenges students to integrate text, graphics, and photographs to create a variety of professional quality newsletters, brochures, magazines, etc., for a globally diverse outcome. Learning different cultural styles from around the world, they are integrated into design layouts using the computer programs.

How this course benefits students

This course enables the student to experience the different cultures and utilize computer-based applications to combine text and graphics producing professional documents such as brochures, advertisements, newsletters, certificates, and business forms. Students learn principles of layout and design using ethnography.

Why this course is important

This course is setting the stage for other digital courses to give the students a solid foundation of design software and how to incorporate all cultures into their designs. Understanding the different cultures and customs from around the world, students are able to produce designs that are used in many capacities.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Prof. Kelli Papiernik, Professor of Print Media & Publications

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Using software to create designs that are used for several purposes in ministry or other occupations all over the world. This class provides a Biblically based curriculum that can be applied to all aspects of design and cultures.

Missionally driven

The mission of this class is to use visual thinking from a biblical perspective and apply design principles using computer software for the use of ministry all over the world.

Contextually informed

Using exercises within the different programs to create different forms of marketing tools and ministry needs, by including the different cultures and customs from around the world. Incorporating digital applications to apply design principals and to see it to a printed outcome.

Interculturally focused

Exploring different methods of communication to reach people around the world through designs of their cultures. Using cultural differences to bring a universal visual of a concept.

Practically minded

Students learn different methods to achieve similar goals. Research, inspiration, and cultural awareness can all play into the roles of visual thinking. Using computer programs and applying design principles can produce powerful works of art.

Experientially transformed

Students learn the fundamentals of design software and apply new ways to visualize their designs. Trying new methods and learning different cultures around the world, students leave this course with the tools to create any type of visual communication to be printed or digitally displayed.