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.


AMERICAN STUDIES (AMSTU)

101 Introduction to American Studies. (3)
Survey of American studies as a field and as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American civilization. Methods and theories of American studies will be discussed, along with major themes and topics in American life and thought. 
    Not open to students who have credit in HIST 101.

450 Reading and Independent Study. (1-3)
Topics for independent study and research to be chosen and investigated in consultation with an instructor who has expertise in the area involved. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the American studies director. 
    A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned.

499 Selected Topics in American Studies. (3-9)
Survey and investigation of a specific topic, issue, or problem in American studies. Particular subject matter will be announced before each offering. 
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.

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 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.

165 Premiere Pro. (1)
An introduction to real-time, timeline based video editing software with Adobe Premiere. Topics include importing and managing tapeless media, creating transitions, producing titles, adding video effects, mixing sound, compositing the footage, adjusting color, and exporting. This course is in preparation to become an Adobe Certified Associate in Premiere Pro. Offered credit/no credit only.

166 InDesign. (1)
An introduction to creating documents with Adobe InDesign. Topics include creating documents for print, online, or mobile devices, import and edit text, styles, graphics, tables, interactivity through animation, video, or sound. The first step in preparation to become an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign. Offered credit/no credit only.

167 Fireworks. (1)
An introduction for creating and integrating highly optimized graphics with Adobe Fireworks. Topics include working with images and layers, working with text, optimizing for the Web, creating simple graphical buttons, rollover effects, pop-up menus, and improving your workflow along with collaborating with other Adobe Creative Suite applications. Offered credit/no credit only.

168 Lightroom. (1)
An introduction for creating the best of your digital photography with Adobe Lightroom. Topics include importing, organizing and selecting images, developing and editing, creating slideshows, printing, publishing, and exporting your photos. Offered credit/no credit only.

169 Soundbooth. (1)
An introduction for sound editing with Adobe Soundbooth. Topics include creating audio, basic edits including trimming, panning, and fading clips along with removing unwanted noise, exploring effects, mixing and editing multitrack projects. Offered credit/no credit only.

170 Aperture. (1)
An introduction to photo enhancement and management. Topics include managing and adding metadata, organizing photos, creating advanced slideshows that include HC videos, titles, and layered soundtracks, indexing photos with Faces and Places, and creating workflows for photo shoot production. Offered credit/no credit only.

171 Encore DVD. (1)
An introduction to creating DVDs. Topics include creating DVDs with advanced features such as interactive menus, multiple audio tracks, and subtitle tracks as well as learning about a slideshow editor, updated user interface, automated chapter menus, and flowchart. Offered credit/no credit only.

172 Logic Pro. (1)
Made for musicians who want to write, record, edit, and mix audio. Topics include recording and editing MIDI data, working with audio effects, understanding workflow techniques, mixing and automation, manipulating pitch and time, and using software instruments. Offered credit/no credit only.

173 Maya. (1)
An introduction to 3D animation. Topics include learning the core concepts of CG and working in 3D, modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering. Offered credit no/credit only.

181 Pro Tools 101. (1)
Covers basic Pro Tools principles. Topics include recording live instruments, MIDI sequencing of software synthesizers, audio editing, and region looping. Students will complete a project from set up to mixdown. This is the first step in preparation to become a certified Pro Tools Operator. Offered credit/no credit only.

182 Pro Tools 110. (1)
Provides a more detailed look at the Pro Tools system reinforcing knowledge learned in Pro Tools 101. It covers all the key concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools LE system. This is the second step in preparation to become a certified Pro Tools Operator. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 181.

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.

282 Pro Tools 201. (1)
Covers the core concepts and skills needed to operate a Pro Tools/HD system in a professional studio environment. Continues to build on the fundamental concepts covered in previous courses. This is the third step in preparation to become a certified Pro Tools Operator. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 182.

283 Pro Tools 210p. (1)
Covers techniques for working with Pro Tools in a professional post production environment. Concepts and skills learned in Pro Tools 101, 110, and 201 are reinforced with practical post-specific examples. This is the final step in preparation to become a certified Pro Tools Operator, Post. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 282.

284 Pro Tools 210m. (1)
Covers techniques for working with Pro Tools systems in a professional music production environment. Concepts and skills learned in Pro Tools 101,110, and 201 are reinforced with practical music-specific examples. This is the final step in preparation to become a certified Pro Tools Operator, Music. Offered credit/no credit only. 
    Prerequisite: ID 283.

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.

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 dean of University College.
    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 Rinker 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.