Undergraduate Course Catalog

Interdepartmental Programs

Today’s planners and decision makers need the ability to draw upon information from many sources. To give students broad backgrounds in a variety of subjects, interdepartmental programs require courses from more than one department.

CANADIAN STUDIES (CANST)

150 Canada: Cultural Crossroads. (3)
An interdepartmental introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, literature, art, and music defining Canada’s individuality and international heritage. An examination of current issues on such topics as economic agreements, environment, education, health system, and multicultural relations.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL (ID)

101 Freshman Seminar. (1)

Through individual assessment, readings on issues in education, and academic portfolios, skills necessary for freshman-year success are learned.
    Prerequisite: permission of the freshman academic advisor.

151 (199) Final Cut Pro, Level 1 Certification. (1)
An introduction to video editing techniques and workflows in Final Cut Pro. Topics include basic setup, customization, importing assets, editing and   trimming techniques and tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output. This course prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro, Level 1. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

152 Sound Editing in Final Cut Studio, Level 1 Certification. (1)
An introduction to sound editing in Final Cut Studio’s Final Cut Pro and  Soundtrack Pro. Topics include editing audio files, performing multitrack mixing, synchronizing audio and video, and fixing common audio problems. Prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in Sound Editing in Final Cut Studio. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

153 Color Correction in Final Cut Studio, Level 1 Certification. (1)
An introduction to color correcting in Final Cut Studio’s Final Cut Pro and Color. Topics include basics of color balancing and correction, secondary grading, creating color effects and looks, and skin tone adjustments. Prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in Color Correction in Final Cut Studio. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 151. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

154 Motion, Level 1 Certification. (1)
An introduction to motion graphics design in Motion. Topics include behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, particle system design, title animation, using Motion templates, keying techniques, masking methods, advanced 3D features, keyframing, and Final Cut Studio integration. Prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in Motion. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

155 DVD Studio Pro, Level 1 Certification. (1)
An introduction to DVD authoring in DVD Studio Pro. Topics include storyboarding; preparing assets with Compressor; designing motion menus; creating buttons, interactive links, slideshows, and playlists; adding alternate audio streams and camera angles; burning; and replication. Prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in DVD Studio Pro. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

160 Photoshop Certification. (1)
An introduction to the many digital imagery tools and workflows in Photoshop. Topics include retouching digital photos, working with layers and masks, navigating the workspace, preparing images for print and web, and working with 3D object. Prepares students to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

161 Dreamweaver Certification. (1)
An introduction to designing and publishing Web sites with Dreamweaver. Topics include creating and managing Web sites, building rich interactive interfaces, and incorporating graphics, text, and video. Prepares students to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Dreamweaver. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

162 Flash Certification. (1)
An introduction to creating animations and interactive multimedia projects with Flash. Topics include keyframing animation, importing video and sound files, and integrating interactive buttons using ActionScript. Prepares students to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Flash. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

163 After Effects Certification. (1)
An introduction to motion graphics design and compositing with After Effects. Topics include animating graphics and text, keying techniques, masking methods, color correction, using advanced 3D features, and rendering and outputting. The first step in preparation to become an Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

164 Illustrator Certification. (1)
An introduction to designing graphics with Illustrator. Topics include creating and editing shapes, combining objects, working with brushes, adding effects, working with symbols, and outputting images for multiple formats. The first step in preparation to become an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

250 Introduction to Sustainable Development. (3)
Presents sustainable development objectives as dependent upon interactions both within and among systems comprising natural, human/social, and economic capital. Examines elements and linkages essential for functioning of these systems. Addresses values that frame decision making for maintaining systems elements and linkages and for setting natural, human/social, and economic sustainable development goals.
    Not open to students who have credit in ID 400.

251 Final Cut Pro, Level 2 Certification. (1)
An in-depth look at advanced editing and finishing techniques in Final Cut Pro. Topics include creating transitions, fixing screen direction errors, editing multi-camera projects, managing media, and working with film. Prepares students to become an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro, Level 2. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 151; student must be Final Cut Pro, Level 1 Apple Certified Pro. 
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned in all digital corps, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to undergraduates.

300 Related Field Experiences. (1-12)
Available for advanced standing credit only and not through registration. Departments may use this course to grant students university credit on programs under their jurisdiction for field experience meeting departmental crediting criteria. Students must apply formally to the department chairperson for such credit and supply supporting documentation. The department determines the amount of credit to be granted and notifies the registrar. The Office of Academic Advising is informed of how the credit is to be applied to students’ programs.
    A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned.

301 Introduction to Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. (3)
Interdisciplinary study of methods of achieving peace within communities and among nations; history of peace movements and the causes of conflict; and analysis of principles to resolve conflict using case studies.

399 Independent Study in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. (3-9)
Topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with instructors with special competence in the topic involved. The credit hours may be accumulated in more than one semester.
    Prerequisite: ID 301; permission of the instructor or the department chairperson.
     A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to minors in peace studies and conflict resolution.

400 Creating a Sustainable Future: The Clustered Minors Capstone. (3)
Capstone course for minor programs in environmentally sustainable practices. Topics vary. Emphasizes interdisciplinary perspectives on creating sustainable practices—environmentally and culturally—for the future. Seminar format, with visiting scholars working interactively. 
    Prerequisite: completion of other required courses in one of the participating minor programs, junior or senior standing, permission of the instructor.
    Open only to minors in environmentally sustainable practices or by permission of the instructor.

401 Internship in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. (3-9)
Supervised participation in a mentorship relationship in which students gain work-related experience and apply acquired knowledge of peace studies and conflict resolution. Involves participation in an organization, agency, or business.
    Prerequisite: ID 301; permission of the instructor or department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.
    Open only to minors in peace studies and conflict resolution.

495 Immersive Experiences for Bachelor of General Studies Students. (1-9)
An interdisciplinary immersive project resulting from collaboration among university and industry professionals. Students may work independently or as part of project teams in consultation with an instructor with competence in the project area.
    Prerequisite: permission of the University College Dean.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD (INTST)

300 International Study Abroad. (0-15)
Participation in an international study program at an approved study abroad site. Hours earned can only be applied as general elective credit and must be taken credit/no credit.
    Prerequisite: permission of the director of the center for international programs.
    A total of 15 hours of credit may be earned.

NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE (NSE)

399 National Student Exchange. (12-17)
For participants in the National Student Exchange program and for registration purposes only. Requires contact with department offices to obtain evaluation of course(s) before registration if credit is to be applied to anything other than general electives. Replaced by evaluated credit once transcripts from exchange institutions are received.
    Prerequisite: permission of the Dean of University College.