Course Requirements

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 208 hours. 

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 208 credit hours (generally 54 courses). 
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses.
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

ANI 230

3D DESIGN & MODELING

Students will use computer modeling to explore the principles of 3-dimensional design. Projects involving object, character and architectural modeling will emphasize the aesthetic concepts of spatial proportion (scale, angle and position), silhouette, negative space, rhythm, balance, light/shadow and texture. Students will emerge with the ability to create well designed 3D models, and be familiar with the basics of polygonal modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering for animation, computer games and cinema. This course has an additional fee. PREREQUISITE(S): None

A&S 491

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS

This course introduces students to the research base of organizational theory, the politics of education, and foundations of building level instructional leadership. Multiple theories are examined in light of the students? experience in educational settings. This examination of theory in light of experience provides the students with a framework for analyzing both familiar educational institutions and the theories that support educational institutions. Through a study of administrative and organizational theory using those settings with which students are most familiar, students will become more reflective of the theoretical base that will inform their future practice as administrators.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

ISM 220

INTERACTIVE DESIGN & PROTOTYPING (FORMERLY IM 220)

This course applies interactive media principles for a variety of contexts with a goal of exploring relative merits among common interaction paradigms. Based on assessed needs and intended functionality, students create working prototypes that demonstrate a range of design patterns, particularly those with a high level of interactivity such as rich internet applications, games, and visual simulations. Emphasis is given to visual design principles and aesthetics for creating interesting and engaging interactive experiences. PREREQUISITE(S): ANI 105

ISM 270

USER-CENTERED WEB DESIGN (FORMERLY IM 270)

Principles of interactive design for web pages and sites. Design patterns for information navigation. Use of HTML and CSS to produce standards- and accessibility-compliant web pages. Overview of technologies supporting dynamic and interactive content. Prerequisites: IT 130 or HCI 201