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Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012
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  Aug 15, 2020
 
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 
    
Northwest Vista College Schedule/Catalog 2011-2012 [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    DRAM 2121 - Theatre Practicum IV


    This course is a practicum in scene construction, lighting, sound, costuming, stage properties, acting, and general theatre practices. All drama majors should enroll in the practicum course each semester for a maximum of four semester hours.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-1/6)

    CIP: 50.0506.53 26

  
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    DRAM 2336 - Voice and Diction


    Cross-Listed With: SPCH 1342

    This practical course is designed to develop an understanding of the use and function of the performer’s voice as a creative instrument for communication. The course content focuses on the unique problems of the performer including projection, age, and dialect study.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0506.52 26

  
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    DRAM 2361 - Theatre History I


    This course is a study of the development of Western theatre from ancient times through the nineteenth century, including the reading of representative plays.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0505.51 26

  
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    DRAM 2366 - Introduction to Film


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course examines motion pictures as a collaborative art form, surveying multiple styles, genres, and techniques. Special attention is paid to the historical development and sociological effects of film as an art.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 50.0602.51 26

  
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    DRAM 2389 - Academic Cooperative in Theatre


    This course is an instructional program designed to integrate on campus study with practical hands-on experience in theatre. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of theatre.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 24.0103.52 12

  
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    ECON 1301 - Introduction to Economics


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0300
    This course is a brief survey of the major topics in macroeconomics and microeconomics. The focus is on introducing the science of economics and preparing a foundation for those wishing to take further economics courses. This course is designed for those wishing a nontechnical introduction to economic analysis.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 19.0402.52 09

  
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    ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course focuses on economic analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics covered include the determination of aggregate income and employment, fiscal policy, operation of the monetary system, short-term income fluctuations, long-term income growth, the role of government, and problems of international trade and finance.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.0601.51 25

  
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    ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301
    This course focuses on consumer behavior, cost of production, and price and output decisions in various market situations. Microeconomic problems and policies related to business, labor, cost/benefit analysis for the public sector, poverty, discrimination, and the environment are studied.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 45.0601.51 25

  
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    EDTC 1305 - Reading Problems


    This course provides an introduction to effective methods of identifying and correcting various reading difficulties. Emphasis on the effect of reading difficulties on reading ability and the various techniques recommended for correcting each difficulty and the use of strategic approaches to the teaching of reading. Topics include the importance of direct instruction and motivational learning activities with abundant practice in the act of reading.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

  
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    EDTC 1307 - Introduction to Teaching Reading


    General principles of reading instruction. Topics include emergent literacy, reading readiness, reading instruction, literacy-based environments, and a review of varied materials and techniques for teaching reading.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.1501

  
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    EDTC 1312 - Bilingual Education


    An overview of bilingual education. Topics include awareness of cultural diversity, assessment strategies, teaching techniques, instructional activity development, and historical/philosophical concepts of bilingual/bicultural education.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

  
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    EDTC 1313 - Educational Software and Technology


    Introduction to the use of educational software, instructional applications, and technology in the educational setting. Evaluate the use of technology for guided practice and self-paced student remediation.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.1501

  
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    EDTC 1321 - Bilingual Education


    An overview of bilingual education. Topics include awareness of cultural diversity, assessment strategies, teaching techniques, instructional activity development, and historical/philosophical concepts of bilingual/bicultural education.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.0201

  
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    EDTC 1325 - Multicultural Education


    An examination of cultural diversity found in society and reflected in the classroom. Topics include the study of major cultures and their influence on lifestyle, behavior, learning, intercultural communication and teaching, as well as psychosocial stressors encountered by diverse cultural groups.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.0201

  
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    EDTC 1364 - Practicum (or Field Experience) - Teacher Assistant/Aide


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student.

    Semester Hours: (3-0-21)

    CIP: 13.1501

  
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    EDTC 2311 - Instructional Practices and Effective Learning Environments


    General principles for selecting developmentally appropriate strategies in core curriculum areas, planning the classroom environment, and instructional accommodations and modifications. Topics address methods for supporting instructional planning and implementation of educational goals and objectives. Also examines cooperative learning strategies.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.1501

  
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    EDTC 2317 - Guiding Student Behavior


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0301
    Developmentally appropriate direct and indirect guidance techniques for use in various school environments. Includes identification of causes of inappropriate behavior, establishing and managing routines, the environments role in promoting positive behavior, promoting self-esteem negotiation/conflict resolution strategies, and enhancing positive self-direction. Emphasizes implementation of a behavior management plan.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 13.1501

  
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    EDUC 1301 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession


    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high need fields; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations; 3) provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms; 4) course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and 5) course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 13.0101.51 09

  
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    EDUC 2301 - Special Populations


    Prerequisites: EDUC 1301

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An enriched, integrated pre-service course and content experience that: 1) provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic and academic diversity, and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning; 2) provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations of P-12 special populations; 3) course content should be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; 4) course must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in P-12 classrooms with special populations

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 13.1001.51 09

  
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    ENGL 0100 - Special Topics


    May serve as a refresher or as a supplemental course to developmental English courses. Course descriptions are available for each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated when topics vary.

    Semester Hours: (1-1-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.53 12

  
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    ENGL 0300 - Basic English I


    Prerequisites: Placement: Scores based on entrance exam

    Emphasizes effective sentences. For students who need to improve their basic skills in grammatical usage, functions of words and sentence structure. This course cannot be substituted for any part of the regular courses. A student in English 0300 must receive a grade of “C” or better before being permitted to take English 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.53 12

  
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    ENGL 0301 - Basic English II


    Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or ENGL 0300 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Development of fundamental writing skills such as idea generation, organization, style, utilization of standard English, and revision.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.53 12

  
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    ENGL 1301 - Composition I


    Prerequisites: Demonstrate College Readiness through appropriate placement scores and/or completion of developmental sequence in English and/or Reading.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Principles and techniques, which may include documentation, of written, expository, and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository, and/or persuasive texts; emphasis on critical thinking.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0401.51 12

  
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    ENGL 1302 - Composition II


    Prerequisites: Students must earn a “C” or better in ENGL 1301 or its equivalent.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Principles and techniques of written, expository, and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository, and/or persuasive texts; emphasis on critical thinking.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0401.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2307 - Creative Writing


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course is designed for students interested in learning and practicing creative writing skills in a workshop setting. There is an emphasis on individual writing. This course is writing intensive. Included genres are fiction, poetry, screenwriting, nonfiction and drama.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0501.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2308 - Creative Writing: Topics


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    An intermediate course with emphasis on individual specialization. It contains lectures, projects, and workshops and assumes mastery of fundamentals of the writing craft. This course is writing intensive.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0501.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2311 - Technical Writing


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Designed to improve students’ abilities to communicate technical information in their major field of study. This course concentrates on technical papers, scientific reports, and business correspondence. An emphasis is placed on form and method.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.1101.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2322 - British Literature I: Anglo Saxon through Neoclassical


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Selected significant works of British literature from its Anglo-Saxon beginnings to the eighteenth century. May include study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0801.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2323 - British Literature II: Romanticism to the Present


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Selected significant works of British literature the Romantic Period to the present. May include study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0801.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2327 - American Literature I: Precolonial through the Romantic Period


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Selected significant works of American literature from its beginnings through the Romantic Period. May include the study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0701.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2328 - American Literature II: Realism to the Present


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Selected significant works of American literature from the beginning of Realism to the present. May include the study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 23.0701.51 12

  
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    ENGL 2332 - World Literature I: Antiquity through the Renaissance


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Selected significant works of world literature, representing a variety of cultures, beginning with ancient writings and ending with the Renaissance. May include study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0104.52 13

  
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    ENGL 2333 - World Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Selected significant works of world literature, representing a variety of cultures, from the Neoclassical period to the present. May include study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0104.52 13

  
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    ENGL 2341 - Forms of Literature


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    A study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama and film. Topics may vary with each section offered. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project. This course may be repeated once for credit.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0104.51 13

  
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    ENGL 2351 - Mexican American Literature


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    A study of the fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama of Mexican American or Chicano/a writers. May include the study of Hispanic and pre-Columbian traditions that have influenced Mexican-American literature. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 05.0203.55 25

  
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    ENGL 2375 - Literature for Children and Adolescents


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    A survey of classic and contemporary literature for children and adolescents with attention to literary history, aesthetic qualities, and critical approaches. May be useful for education majors. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.

    Unique Need Course: Check with your transfer institution to verify acceptance of courses.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0104.51 13

  
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    ENGR 1201 - Introduction to Engineering


    Prerequisites: MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course is designed to enhance the academic success of students majoring in Engineering or the sciences, and is open to all students. It provides an introduction to engineering fields, engineering careers, and the engineering profession as well as to the engineering problem solving approach. Topics include technical communication, team-based engineering design, ethics, and computer applications.

    Semester Hours: (2-1-3)

    CIP: 14.0101.51 10

  
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    ENGR 1304 - Engineering Graphics I


    Prerequisites: MATH 1314 or MATH 1414 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0302
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0302
    This course introduces use of computer aided drafting and design software and sketching for graphical communication of technical information in the context of the engineering design process. Topics include fundamentals of computer graphics, spatial relationships, multi-view projection, dimensioning, sectioning, and graphical presentation of data. Computer aided design in two and three dimensions is emphasized and a final design project is required.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-4)

    CIP: 15.1301.51 11

  
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    ENGR 1307 - Plane Surveying


    Prerequisites: MATH 2413 with a grade of “C” or better or department approval.

    This course covers the use and care of instruments, note keeping, distance measurements, traverse surveying, areas, angles and elevations, legal principles, elementary map making, plane table and transit methods of topographic map production, field problems related to highway surveying, circular and vertical curves, earthwork, volumes and cost estimates, and triangulation and base lines.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 15.1102.51 11

  
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    ENGR 2107 - Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis Laboratory


    Prerequisites: PHYS 2426 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Corequisites: ENGR 2307

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in ENGR 2307 involving electrical and electronic components and circuits, including circuit analysis, network principles, motors, and steady?state and transient responses, and preparation of laboratory reports.

    Semester Hours: (1-0-3)

    CIP: 14.1001.53 10

  
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    ENGR 2301 - Mechanics I: Statics


    Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course presents the calculus-based theory and application of engineering mechanics, with emphasis on analysis of structures in static equilibrium. Topics include vector algebra, force systems, free body diagrams, concentrated and distributed loads, centroids, moments of inertia, and friction. Special applications such as trusses and frames are also treated.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 14.1101.52 10

  
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    ENGR 2302 - Mechanics II: Dynamics


    Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and ENGR 2301 with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course presents the calculus-based theory and applications of engineering mechanics to the relative motions and vibrations of particles and rigid bodies. Kinetics, kinematics, Newton’s Laws, work-energy relations, and impulse-momentum principles are used in conjunction with vector algebra to analyze and solve problems in two and three dimensions.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 14.1101.53 10

  
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    ENGR 2303 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics


    Prerequisites: PHYS 2425 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Combined single-semester study of statics and dynamics. Calculus-based study of statics and dynamics of rigid bodies; vectors, forces, moments, centroids and moments of inertia, force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum computation; kinematics and kinetics of particles.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 14.1101.54 10

  
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    ENGR 2304 - Computer Programming for Engineering Applications


    Prerequisites: MATH 2413 with a grade of “C” or better or department approval.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Programming methods used to obtain solutions to basic engineering problems are presented in a contemporary computer language such as C++. Algorithms, data presentation, and program structures are developed and practiced.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 11.0201.52 07

  
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    ENGR 2305 - Circuit Analysis and Network Theory


    Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and PHYS 2426 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electrical and electronic engineering, and the principles of electric and electronic circuits. Topics include circuit analysis, network principles, steady-state and transient responses, and sinusoidal steady-state analysis. Laplace transforms and computer applications such as SPICE and PSPICE are utilized to solve network problems and illustrate connections between basic principles and advanced applications.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 14.1001.51 10

  
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    ENGR 2307 - Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis


    Prerequisites: PHYS 2426 with a grade of “C” or better.

    Corequisites: ENGR 2107

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Basic concepts of electrical engineering using calculus; the fundamentals of electrical and electronic components and circuits, circuit analysis, network principles, motors, and steady?state and transient responses; application of Laplace transforms; and use of computational software to solve network problems; application of the principles to the solution of electrical engineering problems; relationship between basic principles and advanced applications.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 14.1001.52 10

  
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    ENGR 2332 - Mechanics of Materials


    Prerequisites: ENGR 2301 and MATH 2414 with a grade of “C” or better or department approval.

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    This course presents the analysis of internal forces and deformations in solid materials under load and emphasizes the application of fundamental principles of engineering mechanics. Topics include properties of materials and response to stress and strain in elastic and plastic solids.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 14.1101.51 10

  
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    EPCT 2315 - Water Laboratory


    Special Fees: $714.00
    Course content addresses basic techniques for sampling and chemical and microbiological analysis of water. Students will design and execute appropriate sampling procedures for water analysis, understand theory and technical data related to quality control, and perform and interpret basic chemical and microbiological tests on water.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 15.0506

  
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    ESLA 0100 - Special Topics


    Prerequisites: Accuplacer score 70, writing 5

    Ready, Set, Go:
    Students who need further English language skills development may enroll in Ready, Set, Go (RSG). RSG is an 4-week ESLA course and 12-week Freshman Composition course (Engl1301). During the first four weeks, students review and improve their grammar and writing skills in Standard English. Students must pass a departmental exit exam before being allowed to continue in the next twelve weeks of Freshman Composition. Faculty advisement is required when enrolling in RSG.

    Semester Hours: (1 -1- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.53 12

  
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    ESLA 0310 - Speaking/Listening I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This is a beginning level course to develop listening and speaking skills in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to understand and express oneself orally in an English-speaking society. Students will be made aware of the sounds, intonations and rhythm of American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0311 - Writing I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This beginning course develops basic grammar skills, spelling, punctuation, and sentence forms to assist non-native speakers of American English in constructing sentences.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0312 - Grammar I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    Students learn basic grammar structures appropriate for beginning students. ESOL 0311 is recommended as a companion course.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0313 - Reading I


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0320 - Speaking/Listening II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0310, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on conversational and listening skills. Students learn to understand speakers at a normal rate of speech on a variety of topics. As students begin to use the sound, intonation, and rhythm of American English correctly, they will gain greater confidence and independence in the language.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0321 - Writing II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0311, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course further develops the students’ basic writing skills at the sentence level. In addition, it focuses on spelling, punctuation, basic grammar, and word order. Students construct simple and compound sentences and learn to write narratives, simple descriptions of situations, personal histories and everyday activities.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0322 - Grammar II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0312, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to understand and produce basic grammar structures such as nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, verb tenses, and some modal auxiliaries. Additionally, study could include compound sentences and adverb clauses.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0323 - Reading II


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0313, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3 - 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0330 - Speaking/Listening III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0320, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course helps students to develop the ability to listen and communicate in a range of social and academic situations. Class activities include listening to real-world sources from the internet, TV, and radio. Students narrate and describe events and situations; participate in group discussions on various topics; enhance vocabulary; and improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0331 - Writing III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0321, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to use the writing process, including prewriting strategies such as brainstorming and mapping. They will organize information in a logical sequence, narrow the subject, formulate topic sentences and construct original paragraphs with supporting details and a conclusion. They will also use editing and revising strategies.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0332 - Grammar III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0322, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to understand and produce basic grammar structures such as nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, verb tenses and some modal auxiliaries. Additionally, study could include compound and complex sentence such as adverb and adjective clauses.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0333 - Reading III


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0323, placement test, or approval by instructor

    This course focuses on academic reading and vocabulary building. Students learn to identify the main idea, context clues, word order, pronoun reference and signal words. They also read a variety of texts to preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, make inferences, scan, and summarize. Students also interpret diagrams, charts, and other visual content.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0334 - Reading and Conversation III


    Prerequisites: Placement test or approval by instructor.

    The Reading and Conversation Course prepares students to communicate in a variety of situations and increase their vocabulary. Students read simple books about current topics and discuss their points of view. The course emphasizes developing basic reading skills such as recognizing main ideas, facts and opinions, context clues, and word parts.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0340 - Speaking/Listening IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0330, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on developing students’ skills necessary to listen and communicate in a range of social and academic situations. Class activities include listening to real-world sources from the internet, TV, radio, and college lectures. They also give short presentations and participate in group discussions on various topics. Students also improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3-3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0341 - Writing IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0331, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on helping students to use the writing process, including prewriting strategies (brainstorming and mapping), organizing information, editing and revising; producing original paragraphs and/or essays that include a strong topic sentence for a paragraph or thesis for an essay with parallel structure, complex sentences with subordination, a series of coordinated and coherent paragraphs and a conclusion that supports the topic sentence or thesis.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0342 - Grammar IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0332, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    Students will review pronouns, verb tenses, and modal auxiliaries. In addition, students will study adverbial, adjective and noun clauses; gerunds and infinitives; and passive voice.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0343 - Reading IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0333, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    This course helps students develop academic reading and build vocabulary. Students learn to more effectively identify the main idea, context clues, word order, and pronoun reference and signal words. They also read a variety of texts to preview, predict, understand and draw conclusions, make inferences, scan, paraphrase, distinguish fact and opinion, and summarize.

    Completion of ESLA 0343 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108,56 12

  
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    ESLA 0344 - Reading and Conversation IV


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0313, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    The Reading and Conversation Course prepares students to communicate in a range of situations and increase their vocabulary. Students read from a variety of sources and discuss their points of view. The course emphasizes developing reading skills such as recognizing main ideas, facts and opinions, context clues, and word parts.

    Completion of ESLA 0344 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0350 - Speaking/Listening V


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0340, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on developing students’ skills necessary to discuss logically concrete topics related to particular interests and special fields using appropriate grammar structures. Class activities include participating in discussions and giving formal presentations in class. Class activities include listening to real-world sources from the internet, TV, radio, and college lectures. The students learn to state and support one’s opinions, explain in detail and restate other’s opinions. Students also improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English. The lab will give additional practice in oral production and increase aural comprehension of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0351 - Writing V


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0341, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course further develops the student’s ability to use the writing process to produce cohesive and coherent paragraphs/essays. Class activities include planning and generating expository assignments using cause and effect, persuasion, and definition. Students also continue to learn appropriate capitalization, punctuation, spelling, correct order, appropriate transitional words as well as focus on errors that occur as students develop their abilities. Students learn to proofread and edit writing and the writing of others.

    Completion of ESLA 0352 and ESLA 0351 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to ENGL 0300.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0352 - Grammer V


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0343, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course further develops the student’s ability to understand and produce more complicated sentence patterns of American English. Students review and practice previously studied grammatical structures. Structures covered include: complex sentences with time and cause-effect clauses, restrictive and nonrestrictive adjective clauses, collective and abstract nouns; past and future perfect verb tense, gerunds, infinitives, and causatives.

    Completion of ESLA 0352 and ESLA 0351 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to ENGL 0300.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0353 - Reading V


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0343, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This course focuses on the developing students’ higher level reading skills. They read a variety of texts to analyze and synthesize, summarize, and use analytic thinking skills to recognize authors’ purpose and point of view.

    Completion of ESLA 0353 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0302.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0354 - Reading and Conversation V


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0323, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    The Reading and Conversation Course prepares students to communicate in a range of situations and increase their vocabulary. Students read from a variety of sources to discuss their points of view and do presentations on current topics. The course emphasizes developing reading skills such as recognizing main ideas, facts and opinions, context clues, and word parts.

    Completion of ESLA 0354 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0302.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3-1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0360 - Speaking/Listening VI


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0350, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This advanced course focuses on expanding communication skills at various levels of discourse in an academic setting. Class activities include listening to authentic sources from the internet, TV, radio, and college lectures. Emphasis is on listening to lectures, taking notes, making presentations, and leading discussions of an academic nature. Students also improve their pronunciation, stress, and intonation of spoken American English. The lab will give additional practice in oral production and increase aural comprehension of spoken American English.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    ESLA 0361 - Writing VI


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0351, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This advanced course strengthens the student’s ability to write in a variety of academic settings. Class activities include writing multi-paragraph compositions that college course require using language appropriate to audience and purpose.

    Completion of ESLA 0362 and ESLA 0361 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to ENGL 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.54 12

  
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    ESLA 0362 - Grammar VI


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0352, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This advanced course strengthens the student’s ability to understand and produce complicated sentence patterns of American English using all grammar structures in complex sentences such as reduction of adjective clauses, passive voice, and compound modal auxiliaries.

    Completion of ESLA 0362 and ESLA 0361 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to ENGL 0301.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.57 12

  
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    ESLA 0363 - Reading VI


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0353, placement test or approval by instructor.

    This advanced course focuses on students’ reading college-level materials and using critical thinking skills by discussion and analysis as well as advanced reading skills to comprehend figurative language, to recognize stated and implied main ideas, to evaluate the validity of the author’s conclusion and the credibility of selected passages.

    Completion of ESLA 0363 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0303.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0364 - Reading and Conversation VI


    Prerequisites: ESLA 0333, placement test, or approval by instructor.

    The Reading and Conversation Course prepares students to communicate in an academic environment and increase their academic vocabulary. Students read from a variety of sources and discuss their points of view. The course emphasizes developing critical thinking and analyzing reading material from college-level courses and doing research for presentations.

    Completion of ESLA 0364 with a grade of “C” or better is equivalent to READ 0303.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 1)

    CIP: 32.0108.56 12

  
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    ESLA 0365 - Accent Improvement


    Prerequisites: May be taken with ESLA 0350, ESLA 0360.

    This course is designed to help students improve their pronunciation and intonations of American English. The phonetic structure of the consonant sounds as well as the vowel sounds, the rules, and patterns of stress and rhythm are systematically analyzed, and students are given practice in correctly pronouncing each of these sounds and patterns. This course may be repeated.

    Semester Hours: (3 -3- 0)

    CIP: 32.0108.55 12

  
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    FLMC 1300 - Production Management


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341, FLMC 2335

    Managing above- and below-the-line film or video production costs. Emphasizes analysis of scripts and treatments to determine production costs, crewing requirements, location needs, equipment rentals, and associated production costs.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 1331 - Video Graphics and Visual Effects


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341

    Applications of computers for video production. Design of computer graphic workstations and development of a rationale for selecting software, hardware, and peripherals. Much emphasis will be placed on After Effects and compositing.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2280 - Cooperative Education: Film and Video Production


    Prerequisites: Permission of Program Coordinator.

    Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

    Semester Hours: (2-1-9)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2308 - Film Business and Marketing


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341, COMM 2366

    The fundamentals of budgeting, financial records, and the distribution and marketing of films.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2333 - Cinematography


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341

    Theoretical elements and practical applications of the cinematic craft. Attention will be paid to lighting techniques and equipment operation.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2334 - Directing for Film or Video


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341, FLMC 2335

    Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0301
    Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303
    Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0303
    Analysis of directing styles to formulate a personal directing style. Includes directing a film or video production.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2335 - Screenwriting for Features, Shorts and Documentaries


    Prerequisites: ENGL 1301, ARTV 1351

    Screenwriting for the principle genres of film and video.
     

    Semester Hours: (3-2-2)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FLMC 2344 - Advanced Film and Video Editing


    Prerequisites: ARTV 2341

    Exploration of the creative possibilities of non-linear film and video editing. Includes editing aesthetics, titles, graphic design, compositing, and special effects

    Semester Hours: (3-1-4)

    CIP: 50.0602

  
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    FREN 1411 - Elementary French I


    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the French language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0901.51 13

  
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    FREN 1412 - Elementary French II


    Prerequisites: FREN 1411, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    Introductory course that presents the fundamentals of the French language and culture in order to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. This course is a continuation of FREN 1411. A language lab is required.

    Semester Hours: (4-4-1)

    CIP: 16.0901.51 13

  
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    FREN 2311 - Intermediate French I


    Prerequisites: FREN 1412, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    This course is a continuation of Fren1412. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of French culture and civilization.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.52 13

  
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    FREN 2312 - Intermediate French II


    Prerequisites: FREN 2311, departmental approval, or placement exam.

    This course is a continuation of FREN 2311. It provides additional development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Short literary selections are introduced in a context of French culture and literature.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-0)

    CIP: 16.0901.52 13

  
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    GAME 1302 - Interactive Storyboarding


    In-depth coverage of storyboarding for the development of games and simulations. Addresses pre-production preparation and creation of comprehensive design for a game or simulation including target audience analysis, purpose, goals and objectives, content outline, flow chart, and storyboard.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 1303 - Introduction to Game Design and Development


    Introduction to electronic game development and game development careers. Includes examination of history and philosophy of games, the game production process, employee factors for success in the field, and current issues and practices in the game development industry.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 1304 - Level Design


    Prerequisites: GAME 1303

    Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles.

    Semester Hours: (3-2-3)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 1306 - Design and Creation of Games


    Prerequisites: GAME 1303

    Introduction to game and simulation development. Includes analysis of existing applications and their play elements. In-depth coverage of the elements of the application and examination of social issues, genres, and trends. Also covers creation of design documents, investigation of why people play games, review of technological and cultural history of electronic games, survey of the major innovators and historical figures of the industry, and examination of the trends and taboos that motivate game design.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 1314 - Character Sculpting


    Creation of original characters from the drawing stage to sculpting clay status. Explores a variety of poses using clay and aluminum armatures.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 1372 - Particles and Dynamics


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1441

    Special FX and Simulations using 3D Lights and Volumetric Effects, Particles and Deflectors, Space Warps, Dynamics, and Particle Flow to create fog, smoke, snow, rain effects, explosions, Hair and Fur, clothing elements and collision calculations.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-2)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2286 - Internship - Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects


    Prerequisites: Instructor Permission

    work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

    Semester Hours: (2-0-12)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2332 - Project Development I


    Prerequisites: GAME 1304, ITSE 1307

    Skill development in an original modification based on a current game engine. Includes management of version control; development of project timeliness; integration of sound, models, and animation; production of demos; and creation of original levels, characters, and content for a real-time multiplayer game. Applies skills learned in previous classes in a simulated real-world design team experience.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2336 - Lighting, Shading, and Texture


    Prerequisites: ARTV 1441

    Lighting, shading, and texture painting for 3-D models using digital painting techniques. Emphasizes lighting, shading, and texture creation of limited resolution to increase system performance for digital games and simulation training models.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

  
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    GAME 2338 - Game Testing


    Prerequisites: ITSE 1302

    Testing and debugging gaming and simulation applications in the alpha and beta stages of production. Includes critiques of the product and written documentation of the testing and debugging processes.

    Semester Hours: (3-3-1)

    CIP: 10.0304

 

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