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DAA 1100   MODERN DANCE I

credits: 1  
This course includes elementary modern dance techniques and the basic elements of design and the fundamental factors related to movement. In addition to learning the basic principles of proper body alignment, balance and rhythm, an overview of the historical background of modern dance will be provided. No dance experience is necessary for the successful completion of the class. 32 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 1200   BALLET I

credits: 1  
This course is an introduction to techniques at the barre using basic foot, arm and body positions. Basic center work is also included. 32 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 1351   ZUMBA INTERNATIONAL DANCE

credits: 1  
This course is designed to provide the student with a blend of Latin and international music and dance patterns which create a dynamic, exhilarating and effective fitness system. The choreographed routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes interval training principles and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. Zumba targets the muscles of the buttocks, abdomen, legs, arms and most vitally, the heart. A variety of music provided by Zumba International and other appropriate artists from all corners of the world is used to accompany the choreographed routines. Zumba is designed for everyone and may be modified for any fitness entry level. This course is repeatable up to 5 times. 17 contact hours.

DAA 1500   JAZZ DANCE I

credits: 1  
An introduction to the jazz style of dance in which the student coordinates movements with isolated parts of the body. In addition to learning the basic principles of proper body alignment, balance and syncopation, an overview of the history of jazz dance will be provided. No prior dance experience is necessary for the successful completion of the class. 32 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 1680   DANCE REPERTORY I

credits: 1  
This course enables students of dance to earn academic credit for their participation in a public dance presentation. Through intensive rehearsal and performance experiences the student will acquire skills in movement, human understanding, cooperation and self-discipline. Minimum of 2 hours required during rehearsal periods. Additional hours may be required during production weeks. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 32 contact hours.

DAA 1810   STAGE MOVEMENT TECHNIQUE

credits: 1  
This course is an exploration of dance and movement as it relates to music performance. The focus is on development of the performer’s sense of balance, relaxation, physical coordination, breath and control. Particular attention will be on how each individual can enhance their personal visual presentation as it relates to live performance. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 32 contact hours.

DAA 2101   MODERN DANCE II

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: DAA 1100 with a grade of A or B or permission of instructor. A continuation of DAA 1100, this course is geared toward intermediate level combinations of movement which promote the understanding of modern dance theory and technique. 32 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 2201   BALLET II

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: DAA 1200 or permission of instructor. Continuation of DAA 1200, an intermediate course in classical ballet with emphasis on the balletic style. 62 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 2501   JAZZ DANCE II

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: DAA 1500 with a grade of A or B or permission of instructor. This course is a continuation of DAA 1500, geared toward intermediate level combinations of movement which promote the understanding of jazz dance theory and technique. 32 contact hours. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAA 2681   DANCE REPERTORY II

credits: 1  
This course enables students of dance to earn academic credit for their participation in a public dance presentation. Through intensive rehearsal and performance experiences the student will acquire skills in movement, human understanding, cooperation and self-discipline. Some touring experiences will be provided. Audition or permission of the instructor required. Four hours per week is the minimum requirement during rehearsal times. Additional hours may be required during production weeks. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

DAN 1768   APPLIED LESSONS IN ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

credits: 1  
Private instruction. No audition required. This course includes elementary Alexander techniques, basic elements of kinesthetic awareness and injury prevention. In addition to learning the basic principles of proper body alignment, students will recognize and release habits of movement and thinking that cause tension and hinder movement. In addition, this course will include a study of anatomy and body alignment, the writings of F. M. Alexander and others related to the Alexander Technique. No experience is necessary for the successful completion of the class. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. 16 contact hours.

DEH 1000   INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisites: DES 1020/1020L. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the role of a dental hygienist and provide the background information and knowledge necessary to function in subsequent clinical dental hygiene courses. 32 contact hours.

DEH 1003   DENTAL HYGIENE I

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: DEH 1000 and DES 1020/1020L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DEH 1003L. This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles of instrumentation, instrument design, and fundamental skills necessary to perform in subsequent clinical dental hygiene courses. 32 contact hours.

DEH 1003L   DENTAL HYGIENE I CLINIC

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: DEH 1000 and DES 1020/1020L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DEH 1003. This course is designed to apply the basic principles of instrumentation, instrument design, and fundamental dental hygiene skills in a clinical setting; the method of instruction is competency-based and individually guided. Two four-hour clinics weekly. 120 contact hours.

DEH 1130   ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: BSC 2086/2086L and DES 1020/1020L, each with a minimum grade of “C.” This course is a comprehensive study of the specific tissues and cells comprising the anatomical parts of the oral cavity and an investigation of the embryonic development of these tissues and related facial and oral structures. 32 contact hours.

DEH 1710   BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY AND APPLIED NUTRITION

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: BSC 2086/2086L with grades of “C” or better. This course presents the biochemical aspects of nutrition and an overview of organic chemistry as applied to the practice of dental hygiene. Included are basic principles of nutrition, knowledge of the principle nutrients in foods and their utilization by the body. Emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of nutritional counseling and the control of oral disease. 32 contact hours.

DEH 1720   PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: DEH 1000 with a grade of “C” or better. This course is designed for the dental hygiene student to develop knowledge of oral physiotherapy aids and methods for health promotion and disease prevention. 16 contact hours.

DEH 1800   DENTAL HYGIENE II

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: DEH 1000 and DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DEH 1800L. This course is designed to further the student's knowledge of dental hygiene practice including ultrasonic instrumentation, theory and technique of instrument sharpening, dental hygiene care planning, dental charting, and patients with special needs. 32 contact hours

DEH 1800L   DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINIC

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DEH 1800. This course will provide clinical experience in total patient care. Emphasis will be placed on instrumentation, radiographic techniques, patient education, and treatment planning. 180 contact hours.

DEH 2300   DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: DEH 1800 with a grade of "C" or better. This course will provide students the basic concepts in general pharmacology including drug classifications, interactions, indications and contraindications. A survey of drugs commonly encountered in the dental office with a special emphasis given to drug actions affecting dental treatment procedures. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2400   GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: DES 1020/1020L with grades of “C” or better. This course provides principles of general pathology in relationship to the diseases of the teeth, soft tissues, supporting structures of the oral cavity, and peri-oral tissues. The importance of recognition of normal and abnormal conditions in the head and neck by the dental hygienist is emphasized. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2602   PERIODONTICS I

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: MCB 2010, MCB 2010L, DEH 1130, DES 1020 and DES 1020L, all with a grade of “C” or better. Corequisites: DEH 1800, DEH 1800L, MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L. This course is a comprehensive study of the etiology, assessment, classification, and treatment of periodontal diseases, and the maintenance of the periodontal patient. The dental hygienist’s role in the assessment and treatment modalities will be emphasized. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2604   PERIODONTICS II

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: DEH 2602 with a grade of “C” or better. This course will encompass the study of periodontal risk factors, assessments, therapies, and the dental hygienist’s role in risk assessment and treatments. The utilization of case studies and research in discussing evidence-based care planning will be presented. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2701   COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: DEH 2802L with a grade of "C" or better. This course is an introduction to the study of attitudes, skills, and behaviors pertinent to dental health and the prevention of dental disease through organized community-based programs. Students will be responsible for developing a preventive oral health program using assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation procedure and will be able to critique research articles and understand all aspects of dental public health. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2702C   COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: DEH 2701 with a minimum passing grade of “C” or Corequisite: DEH 2701 with instructor or program director approval. This practicum provides the student with the opportunity to apply the principles of public and community dental health. The student will assess, plan, implement and evaluate community based oral health programs, which will
include health promotion and disease prevention activities. 32 contact hours.

Course Topics:
Local Pract Spring
This practicum in community health will be completed locally.
Learn Abroad Fall
This practicum in community health will be completed internationally as Learning Abroad in Jamaica.

DEH 2802   DENTAL HYGIENE III

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: DEH 1800/1800L with grades of "C" or better. This course is designed to expand students' knowledge of dental hygiene practice including special needs patients, expanding functions and various adjunctive services. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2802L   DENTAL HYGIENE III CLINIC

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: DEH 1800 and DEH1800L, both with a grade of "C" or better. This course will provide ongoing clinical experience in total patient care. Instrumentation, radiographic skills, patient education and treatment planning will again be emphasized. 135 contact hours.

DEH 2804L   DENTAL HYGIENE IV CLINIC

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: DEH 2802L with a grade of "C" or better. This course will provide ongoing experience in total patient care. Treatment parameters will be increased to include expanded functions as well as patients with special needs.180 contact hours.

DEH 2806L   DENTAL HYGIENE V CLINIC

credits: 5  

Prerequisite: DEH 2804L with a grade of "C" or better. This course will enable the student to incorporate all the techniques and modes of treatment previously acquired. Emphasis will be placed on continuity of quality patient care , time efficiency and professional decision making in rendering dental hygiene services. 210 contact hours 

DEH 2812   DENTAL HYGIENE IV

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: DEH 2802 with a grade of "C" or better and Corequisite: DEH 2806L. This course is designed to provide knowledge of professional ethics and legal responsibilities, professional organizations, state dental practice acts and continuing education regulations and requirements. Dental office management will be introduced to provide dental hygiene students with the business and professional skills necessary to practice in an office and/or alternate practice setting. 32 contact hours.

DEH 2930   DENTAL HYGIENE TOPICS

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: DEH 2804L or program director’s approval. This course will review the content and topics for state and national licensure for dental hygiene. 32 contact hours.

DEH 3730   DENTAL HYGIENE EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS

credits: 3  

Pre- or corequisite: DEH 3813 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to educational concepts and theory relative to dental hygiene education. Topics included are course development and design, goals and objectives, laboratory and clinical instruction, principles of learning, learning styles and motivation, case-based learning, and using educational media and software. Emphasis will be on presenting the basic concepts of educational planning, development and evaluation. 47 contact hours.

DEH 3813   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course is designed to update the student with the changing trends in the dental hygiene profession. The role of the dental hygienist is to keep up with new systems in health care delivery, changing technology, increased geriatric population and a more informed public. Through this course and group projects, the student will begin developing skills in research and educational presentation. 64 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 3814   INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE RESEARCH

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: DEH 3813. This course is an overview of the role and scope of research as it relates to the formation of dental hygiene knowledge and the application to dental hygiene practice. Focus is on basic strategies, methodologies, and the types of research design. Thoughtful analysis of current oral health research is included. 62 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 4607   ADVANCED PERIODONTICS

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: DEH 3814 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course will expand on the student’s existing knowledge of current concepts in etiology, risk factors, assessment, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation of contemporary treatment modalities and maintenance therapy. The interrelationship of periodontal treatment with other dental specialties will be discussed along with an investigation of the periodontal literature. Emphasis will be placed on the dental hygienist’s role in periodontal therapy. 60 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 4851   DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: DEH 3814 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program. This course is designed to assist the dental hygienist in understanding and applying the principles of management related to a dental hygiene practice. The concepts of patient, office and dental team management will be explored. Strategies will be presented on the marketing and promoting of dental services and dental products to dental professionals and the general public. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 4852   ADVANCED ETHICS IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: DEH 3730 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course will explore the ethical behavior in various dental hygiene settings. Students will analyze decision making models, theories, values, and professional obligations and apply them to their roles as health care providers. 45 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 4854   LEADERSHIP IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 3  

Prerequisites or co-requisite: DEH 4851 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program. This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on the development of leadership skills related to personal behavior, communication, organization and self-examination. This course explores opportunity to develop leadership roles appropriate to the dental hygiene profession. 45 contact hours or equivalent.

DEH 4901   INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisites: Permission of the Dean. This course may be taken to satisfy dental hygiene credits required for graduation. It provides an opportunity for an individual or small group of students to systematically validate the programs outcomes. In addition, current concepts in dental hygiene care will be discussed. It may involve a case study or other project that provides an opportunity for increasing breadth or depth of knowledge or skill. 15-45 contact hours.

DEH 4947   DENTAL HYGIENE CAPSTONE

credits: 7  

Prerequisites: DEH 4607 and DEH 4851 and HSC 3201 and admission to the Dental Hygiene BAS program or permission of the Dean. This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen professional role through teaching, internship, observation or work experience. This course will use selected sites on and off campus to develop the expanding role of the dental hygienist in the health care system. 105 or its equivalent contact hours or equivalent.

DEP 2004   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LIFE SPAN

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is a study of human development from conception to death. Emphasis is on the ongoing changes which result from the interaction of inherited and environmental factors, and on the uniqueness of the individual. The course examines the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity, and race affect development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 2102   CHILD DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is an in-depth study of the growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. It includes the major theories, research methodology, genetic and environmental influences, and stages and domains of development. Consideration is given to gender, cultural, and ethnic influences on development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 3305   PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H) and admission to Educational Studies BS.

This course is designed to focus on the various theories regarding the physical and psychosocial development of children ranging from pre-adolescence to adolescence. The course follows the social, emotional, cognitive, moral, and physical development of youth during this critical time and will consider the influences of biology, family, culture, school, and peers. Significant issues facing adolescents today are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at these various developmental ages and stages. A minimum of 5 field-based or school-based hours of observation/teaching specifically are required. 47 contact hours.

DES 1020   OROFACIAL ANATOMY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisite: DES 1020L. This course is the study of skeletal, oral, muscular, circulatory, nervous and glandular structures of the head, neck and oral cavity. Also included is the study of macroscopic anatomy and morphology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. 32 contact hours.

DES 1020L   OROFACIAL ANATOMY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisite: DES 1020. This course is designed to enable students to identify and reproduce the teeth and orofacial structures, including morphology of hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, head and neck, and their surrounding structures. Experience with clinical examination of these structures is also included. 45 contact hours.

DES 1200   DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: DES 1020/1020L with grades of "C" or better and Corequisite: DES 1200L with a minimum grade of "C". This course provides the fundamental background and theory for the safe and effective use of ionizing radiation as it relates to dentistry. It encompasses the history of x-rays, production and uses of radiation, dental radiographic film, exposure factors, interpretation of dental radiographs, and radiation protection. 32 contact hours.

DES 1200L   DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY LABORATORY

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: DES 1020/1020L and DEH 1000 with minimum grades of "C" and Corequisite: DES 1200 with a minimum grade of "C". In this laboratory course, emphasis is placed on proficiency in exposing diagnostically acceptable dental images. Laboratory sessions provide experience in the use of x-ray machines, digital and analog imaging, various exposure projections and techniques, processing, mounting, interpreting and critiquing dental images. 45 contact hours.

DES 1601   EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic dental medical emergencies. Special emphasis will be placed on etiology, sign, treatment and prevention of emergencies in the dental hygiene environment. 16 contact hours.

DES 2100   DENTAL MATERIALS

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DES 2100L. This course is a study of the chemical, physical and biological properties of materials used in dentistry, as well as, their manipulation and utilization. 32 contact hours.

DES 2100L   DENTAL MATERIALS LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DES 2100. This course is a practical, hands-on approach to dental materials to enhance the students' understanding of the physical and chemical properties of the materials. 45 contact hours.

DIG 1710   INTRODUCTION TO GAME DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or permission of program director. This course explores programming as it relates to game development. The students will develop programming skills necessary to create simple game programs in one or more programming languages. This course includes a survey of programming languages that could be used for game development. The students will develop problem solving skills necessary to become competent in the design of computer game programs. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2000   INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Computer competence. This is a survey course designed to introduce the concepts of digital multimedia. Students will explore the path of contemporary digital design, highlighting the importance of process, innovation and communication. Students will be introduced to the history, principles and processes associated with digital media and designing for digital media, with emphasis on production. Students will be exposed to different areas of multimedia that include text, images, audio, video, various software programs, and animation. Students will have the opportunity to manipulate text, capture images, edit audio, create video, and design simple animations. Students will combine the components to design and develop several digital media presentations. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2030   SURVEY OF DIGITAL VIDEO

credits: 3  

This course introduces the student to the foundational concepts of digital video. Topics to be covered include video basics, digital video (DV) technology, system configuration, the development process, editing, production, effects and presentation. A variety of digital video development tools will be explored. The course also delves into alternative applications of the technology behind the medium, and looks at the past and the future in the hopes of gleaning more insights into what is fast-becoming a major growth area of the worldwide entertainment industry. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2040   SURVEY OF GAME DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DIG 2000 or permission of instructor. This course is an introductory overview of the electronic game development process and underlines the historical context, content creation strategies, and future trends in the industry. The course will also explain how games are produced, tested and released. The student will create several documents related to developing storylines and characters. To become more familiar with the gaming industry, the student will be required to play and analyze several contemporary games. Different gaming genres will be explored to help understand various strategies and levels. In addition, this course will explore the entertainment market and gaming career fields. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2091   LEGAL ISSUES IN MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

credits: 2  

Prerequisite(s): Computer competence required. This course will explore the most important aspects of intellectual property law, particularly copyright law, and their relationships to multimedia production. The course will explore ethical issues relating to both content and distribution of such productions. 32 contact hours.

DIG 2100   WEB DESIGN I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Computer competence and knowledge of Internet use. This course introduces basic concepts, issues and techniques related to designing, developing and deploying Web sites using current Web standards. During the course, students will explore Web design, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Students will author World Wide Web sites using markup and development software. Students will be introduced to Web design theory by focusing on various concepts such as layout, typography, color theory, and usability. This course places a heavy emphasis on individual page design and layout. Current mobile Web design trends will also be explored. The students will have the opportunity to develop and publish a Web site from initial concept to publication. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2101   WEB DESIGN II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): DIG 2100. This course is designed to follow DIG 2100 - Web Design I, extending the student’s overall knowledge of creating Web graphics and incorporating them into Webpages. Students will develop proficient skills using current image-editing programs. While becoming knowledgeable with the software, students will learn to incorporate images for use on the Web. Students will use additional Web-specific tools and features needed to add dimensions and functionality required by today’s Web audience. Students will adapt images and graphics specifically for the Web by creating buttons, slices, links, animation and other features unique to Webpages. The students will have the opportunity to develop and publish a Web site from initial concept to completion. As part of the Web design process, the students will explore the techniques of Search Engine Optimization, (SEO). 47 contact hours.

DIG 2105   WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL MEDIA

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): DIG 2100 or permission of program administrator.  This course is designed to explore the current technologies associated with Web 2.0 and Social Media. Topics to be covered include Social Networking, Real Simple Syndication (RSS), Tagging, Consumer Generated Content (CGS), Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasting. Student knowledge in the historical perspectives, prevailing definitions and industry-wide applications of Web 2.0 and Social Media tools will be extended. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2109   DIGITAL IMAGING FUNDAMENTALS

credits: 3  
This course is a foundation course in computer-aided graphics. This course addresses techniques, applications, formats and concepts necessary to build graphics to be used in digital media presentations. Software used by professional media developers to create images for digital media applications will be used in this class. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2115C   DIGITAL IMAGING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: GRA 1100C or permission of Program Director. This is a computer-based course designed to develop the students' skills in digital image editing. Students will learn through the use of the computer how to create, edit and manipulate digital images from scanned photographs and artwork. Students will utilize retouching techniques to modify, enhance and reshape images, apply special effects, adjust color balance, do file management, and prepare their work for print output and electronic presentation. 92 contact hours.

DIG 2116   ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DIG 2101 or permission of Academic Chair. This course explores advanced bitmapped image processing techniques. Students will learn how to prepare images for various output venues, including print, Web and multimedia publishing. Projects focus on resolution, color management, image and texture creation, and special effects. Software used by professional media developers to create images for digital media applications will be used in this class. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2117   ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGE RENDERING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: GRA 1206C or permission of Program Director. This course explores advanced vector image processing techniques. Students will learn how to prepare images for various output venues, including print, Web and multimedia publishing. Students will learn through the use of the computer how to create, select, manipulate and arrange graphic objects used in advanced computer illustrations. Projects focus on design, color management, image and texture creation, and special effects. Software used by professional media developers to create images for digital media applications will be used in this class. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2132   ELECTRONIC MEDIA DESIGN

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: GRA 1206C and ART 1300C and DIG 2116 and DIG 2117 or permission of Academic Chair. This course expands the students' understanding and process of graphic problem solving as related to electronic media. Through the use of graphic software applications, the student will develop the essential correlation of form and content as it relates to the visualization of creative design solutions. Students will build upon skills learned in prerequisite courses and will select and apply various techniques appropriate for dynamic image creation. Students will research and analyze clients' needs and goals, and apply the design process to develop successful communication solutions. Students will devise and produce digital graphic creations that emphasize the effective use of layout, design, typography, and digital graphic techniques to solve specific communication challenges unique to the digital design industry. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2200   BASIC VIDEO CAMERA

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: DIG 2030 or permission of instructor. This is a video production course designed to introduce the concepts of basic videography. Students will be exposed to different types of pro-sumer video cameras, composition styles, lighting techniques and safety concerns. Students will have the opportunity to learn hands-on, how to operate digital and analog television cameras. They will learn to combine all of these aspects of production into shooting professional videotape for edited video presentations. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2205   BASIC VIDEO EDITING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: DIG 2030 or permission of instructor. This course introduces the student to the basic working concepts of the art of editing through the use of a non-linear video editing system. Topics to be covered include: capturing both digital and analog video, organizing a new project, storing video clips, explaining the browser, viewer, canvas and timeline. Students will experience hands on instruction in the use of the above elements, which will result in the ability to log and capture, edit with straight cuts and simple effects, and output the final product to tape. Students will also be exposed to some of the more advanced features of an editing program including special effects, composing, text and titling. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2251   SOUND FOR MEDIA

credits: 2  

Prerequisite(s): Computer competency required. This course is designed to introduce tools for music and sound exploration in the areas of Web, video, animation and video games. Students will develop knowledge of basic digital audio concepts, audio processing principles, basic Musical Instrument Digital Instrument (MIDI) concepts, plus digital audio and MIDI processing and production as relates specifically to the field of multimedia. All areas of course content will be applied to practical applications through project-oriented assignments. 32 contact hours.

DIG 2284   ADVANCED VIDEOGRAPHY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This is a capstone course. This is a video production course designed to introduce the concepts of advanced videography. Students will be exposed to different types of pro-sumer video cameras, composition styles, lighting techniques and safety concerns. Professional video editing skills will also be taught. Special emphasis will be given to creating complicated video projects with fixed deadlines. Before course completion, students will be able to demonstrate an ability to organize, video tape, and edit complicated video productions for on-air or large presentation purposes. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2290   STUDIO PRODUCTION AND DIRECTION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: DIG 2030 or permission of the Dean. This course is an advanced studio television course expanding on the established general production skills acquired in DIG 2030. The course will introduce the student to theory, terminology, and operation of video production equipment in a television control room and studio environment, including broadcast studio cameras, digital studio production switcher, character generator console, digital audio mixer, videotape recorders, production microphones, studio lighting and lighting board operation, and basic engineering concepts of camera control units, time based correctors, and calibration through waveform and vectorscope monitors. Content includes real time camera movements and the process of producing and directing studio productions facilitated through team engagement. Special effects will be demonstrated including chroma-key, wipes and dissolves. The fundamentals of studio scripting, pre-production planning and set and lighting design for studio productions will be covered within a digital production environment. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2302   INTRODUCTION TO 3D

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: DIG 2109. This introductory course explores the basic concepts of 3D computer animation using industry standard software. The students will investigate the basic methods of modeling, shading, and texturing. Learning to create light and shadows in a scene will also be analyzed. The students will develop skills necessary to control the process of rendering and turning the images into files that can be viewed. In this course, students will understand the practice of making objects behave as if controlled by the real-world law of physics. Finally, critical thinking skills are necessary to master this skill. Assignments will be implemented throughout this course to reinforce this important skill. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2311   MOTION GRAPHICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): Computer Competency or permission of the Dean. This is a digital media course designed to introduce the essentials of Motion Graphics for film, multimedia animation, video, digital media and the web. Students will be exposed to the new upgrades and fundamentals of Adobe Flash and digital techniques that include text, images, audio, video and animation. Students will identify production methods, compositing basic and complex motion control for high-quality, two-dimensional animation. Students will learn how to manipulate text, produce simple animations, incorporate audio and video, and learn the necessities of Action Scripting. Students will develop the skills necessary in animation, and essential visual production technology. They will learn to combine and integrate with other programs and have the components to save and publish to the Web and create web sites. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2312   ACTIONSCRIPT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: DIG 2311 and COP 1000. This advanced course is designed to introduce students to programming in Flash. Students will extend their skills beyond Flash animation and design to learn the techniques and components necessary to script Rich Internet Applications (RIA). Students will learn basics of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and how to create interactive multimedia presentations that consume and manipulate text data, audio, and video. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2360   ADVANCED ADOBE FLASH

credits: 3  

Prerequisite:DIG 2311. This course is designed to extend the knowledge gained in Basic Animation and/or Introduction to Flash. Topics to be covered include advanced graphic design, advanced navigation, complex interactivity, scripting for animation, utilizing variables, processing data and an introduction to integrating projects with other applications. Students will be exposed to advanced topics in animation. Student knowledge in the application of the industry standard animation tool, Adobe Flash, will be extended. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2364   3-D ANIMATION FOR GAME DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: DIG 2430 or permission of program administrator. This course explores three-dimensional (3-D) animation as it relates to game development. The students will develop skills necessary to create character animation and motion. This course includes an in-depth analysis of a variety of 3-D skills such as compositing, modeling, animating, texturing, lighting and rendering using industry standard software programs. In addition, the students will develop the problem-solving skills necessary to become competent in the area of 3-D design as related to game development. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2410   BASIC SCRIPTING FOR VIDEO

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DIG 2030 or permission of instructor. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of writing for visual media. Topics to be covered include understanding different visual presentations, the stages of script development, developing creative concepts, differences between fictional and non-fictional narratives, writing for multiple formats and writing for nonlinear programs for digital media. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2430   STORYBOARDING AND CONCEPTUALIZING FOR GAME CREATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: ART 2370 and DIG 2040 or permission of program administrator. This course is an introductory overview of the foundation of game creation, storyboarding, conceptualizing, and the tools necessary in finalizing the development of a game. Specific areas include: game layout charts, storyboards, level layouts, environment illustrations, character designs, models sheets, and Graphical User Interface (GUI) designs. The course will introduce several 3-D programs to aid in the creation of 3-D concept art. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2500   FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: DIG 2100 and DIG 2311 or permission of program administrator. This course studies the implementation of the foundations of interactive media including user-interface design concepts, optimization/performance issues, resources and tools. The students combine audio, video, imaging, animation, and other media formats to construct an interactive product using industry-standard software. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2545   MEDIA PLANNING

credits: 2  

Prerequisite(s): DIG 2000. This course introduces the student to various components of pre-production planning as it relates to producing Digital Media projects. The student will explore and develop assorted components and apply skills to determine knowledge by writing and creating rudimentary pre-production plans. 32 contact hours.

DIG 2560   PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF DIGITAL MEDIA AUTHORING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): Permission of program administrator. This course identifies the production pipeline of a digital project’s workflow. It identifies and synthesizes the skills learned in the prerequisite courses to step through the developmental process. Students will research and analyze clients’ needs and goals, and apply the pre-production and production process to develop effective solutions. Students will build a production book, budget, and a production schedule after completing the production process of a digital media and/or web presentations that utilize layout, design, graphic, digital media, and typography techniques to solve specific project challenges. The course will emphasize the complete phase of the production pipeline by following an actual project from conception through production. 47 contact hours.

DIG 2580   DIGITAL MEDIA PORTFOLIO

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Permission of program administrator. This course is designed to develop students' strategies for exploring and creating a dynamic digital portfolio for the Internet, DVD, and CD-ROM. The student will explore current tactics and practices used to display their best works and showcase projects completed throughout the Digital Media program. Students will research sites, create a storyboard and prototype, analyze the audience, determine the mood, create a site, and upload to a server. Students will also explore and implement various current techniques for electronic self-promotion. This is a capstone course designed to be taken the last semester of study. 17 contact hours.

DIG 2940   DIGITAL ARTS INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. (60-180 contact hours). Course may be repeated up to 3 times for a maximum of 3 credit hours. 

DIG 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite(s): Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Dean Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.

DSC 1002   DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. The student will be introduced to basic principles of terrorist investigations, domestic security threats, and the motivational factors and tactics that drive these organizations. The student will learn techniques for evaluating their own organizations vulnerability against attacks that involve chemical, biological, hazmat, radioactive, or sabotage. Students will learn the roles and responsibilities of state, local and federal agencies in terrorism investigations and responses. The course introduces participants to various aspects of domestic and international terrorist organizations. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1004   INTRODUCTION TO THE NRF AND NIMS

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the National Response Framework (NRF), specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to Incidents of National Significance. The NRF is predicated on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course will show how the NRF and the NIMS provide a nationwide template for working together to prevent or respond to threats and incidents regardless of cause, size, or complexity. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1033   WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to various types of weapons of mass destruction. The student will be introduced to basic principles of weapons of mass destruction recognition, identification, decontamination, and treatment protocols. The student will understand the importance of personal protective equipment and its proper uses and understand the toxicology, physical, and chemical properties associated with weapons of mass destruction. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1222   PSYCHOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION VICTIMS

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to a general overview of terrorism and the potential psychological effect of terrorist events on victims. It will also provide emergency responders with appropriate skills to use at the terrorist scenes to mitigate the psychological impact on the victims. The course will address the effects of terrorist events on the emergency responders themselves and offer specific techniques that the responders can use in responding to victims and other responders. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1552   CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) process that is used to protect the people, physical entities, and cyber systems that are critical to many facilities. This course will guide students in the systematic protection of critical infrastructures. In addition, the course will introduce decision sequences that assist current and future leaders in determining the degree and type of protection necessary for various facilities. The course will introduce a time-efficient and resource-restrained practice that ensures the protection of only those infrastructures upon which survivability, continuity of operations, and mission success depend. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1562   HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT STRATEGY

credits: 3  
This course deals with the problem of terrorism from a criminal justice perspective. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the major issues associated with responding to terrorism in a democratic society. The course focuses on the threat of Terrorism to the United States . The course will review specific strategies used to deter terrorist threats to the United States . The course will also assess the relative effectiveness of anti terrorist activities. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1631   TERRORISM RESPONSE PLANNING

credits: 3  

This course introduces participants to various aspects of planning for potential terrorist activity. The student will be introduced to basic principles of emergency management, communications, security threats, and the effects these operations may have on personnel. The student will learn techniques for evaluating various operations for vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks. Students will gain knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of local agencies, federal agencies, and private seaport and maritime businesses during terrorism planning and response. 47 contact hours.

DSC 1751   HOMELAND SECURITY POLICY AND LAW

credits: 3  
This course introduces participants to the major debates about balancing democratic freedoms with security - from the Patriot Act to Supreme Court decisions on detention powers. The course provides insight into legal strategies necessary to confront ongoing national security threats. The course examines laws designed to preserve both our security and our democratic way of life. 47 contact hours.

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