Undergraduate-level course description-School of Business Media and Technology

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Courses are listed by course number followed by course title. Courses offered concurrently at more than one level are listed with a split number (e.g., 234-334).

The number in parentheses following the title indicates the number of credits for that course. When a range of credits is offered, the specific number of credits within that range is determined either when the course is scheduled or, for variable-credit courses (identified as “VC”), when each student selects an individually approved number of credits.

When there are numerals following the number of credits, it indicates a number of contact hours per week different from the number of credit hours. In this example, BIO 484 Hematology (4); 2,4, the first number indicates lecture contact hours, and the second number indicates lab or studio contact hours. Their sum equals the total contact time. The total contact time may exceed the course credit hours. When no numerals follow the number of credits, the course’s contact hours per week match the number of course credit hours (with one hour comprising 50 minutes of meeting time).

Any specific prerequisites or corequisites are stated at the end of the course description. These are enforced by academic program advisers and by the faculty member teaching the course in question. In cases where specific course prerequisites are not stated, assumption of ability to perform at the appropriate level in that discipline is still made. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in prerequisite courses in order to advance to the next course.


Accounting (ACCT), Courses in

ACCT 287. Principles of Financial Accounting (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to financial accounting concepts emphasizing the analysis of business transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the effect of these transactions on the financial statements, financial analysis, and the interrelationships of the financial statements.

ACCT 288. Principles of Managerial Account (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to the use of accounting information in the management decision making processes of planning, implementing, and controlling business activities. In addition, the course will discuss the accumulation and classification of costs as well as demonstrate the difference between costing systems.

ACCT 290 – 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Independent study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ACCT 321. Individual Taxation (3); Fa
Study of federal tax legislation as applied to individual incomes, with some study of taxation on business. Recommended for non-business majors. Prerequisite: ACCT 287 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 387. Intermediate Accounting 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Critical study of standards for asset valuation and income determination. Prerequisites: ACCT 288 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 388. Intermediate Accounting 2 (3); Fa, Sp
A continuation of ACCT 387. Study of liabilities recognition and measurement and stockholder’s equity. Prerequisite: ACCT 387 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 404. Cost Accounting (3); Fa
A study of the job order, process, and standard cost system. Prerequisites: ACCT 288 and BUS 200 or permission of instructor.

ACCT 410. Accounting Technology (3); Fa
A study of computerized financial accounting technology using integrated accounting systems. Prerequisite: ACCT 287

ACCT 435. Selected Topics in Accounting (3); Var
Course in a topic or topics in accounting. May be repeated with a change in content.

ACCT 485. Financial Statement Analysis (3); Sp
This course provides a foundation for reading and interpreting a firm’s financial statements. The course focuses on a firm’s 10-K fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The course will analyze various components of the firm’s filings, including financial statements, management discussion and analysis, footnotes, and auditor’s opinion on financial statements and footnotes. The course covers both the practical interpretation from reading the firm’s 10-K and the underlying accounting theory. Prerequisites: ACCT 287 and FIN 341.

ACCT 489. Governmental Accounting (3); Sp
This course covers accounting principles and procedures for governmental and institutional units and fiduciaries. In addition, the course provides a foundation for not-for-profit accounting. Prerequisite: ACCT 287.

ACCT 492. Auditing (3); Sp
Techniques of auditing procedures. Prerequisite: ACCT 388 or permission of instructor.




Business (BUS), Courses in

BUS 200. Business Analysis Methods (3); Fa, Sp
This course applies algebraic concepts in solving and analyzing practical business problems. It introduces the student to the practical application and use of spreadsheets in applying equations and formulas, creating graphs, and statistical data analysis to problems that students will encounter. Presentation software will also be introduced for preparing business communications.

BUS 235 – 335. Selected Topics in Business (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in business. May be repeated with a change in content.

BUS 434. Practicum (1-4 VC)
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BUS 411. Business Research (3); Fa, Sp
Apply qualitative and quantitative research methods to address different business problems. Analyze and be able to interpret data, prepare reports and make presentations of findings. Prerequisite: BUS 200 and MATH 145 or permission of instructor.

BUS 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Independent study in Business. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


Business Law (BLAW), Courses in

BLAW 360. Business Law 1 (3)
Survey of the legal environment of business and common legal principles including: the sources of law, dispute resolution and the U.S. court systems, administrative law, tort law, contract law, agency and employment law, business structure and governance, ethics and corporate social responsibility.  Explores sources of liability and presents strategies to minimize legal risk. Introduction to legal institutions, nature and sources of law, the ethical foundations underlying the law, and in-depth study of the law of contracts.


Economics (ECON), Courses in

ECON 216. Principles of Macroeconomics (3); Fa, Sp
Introduces macroeconomic theory and explores interrelationships involving inflation, unemployment, gross national product, taxes, government spending and the domestic and world monetary systems. Prerequisite: MATH 140 or permission of instructor. NM Common Course Number: ECON 2113.

ECON 217. Principles of Microeconomics (3); Fa, Sp
Introduces microeconomic theory and explores market allocation of resources; supply and demand; theory of marginal analysis; market types; market failure; regulation and antitrust; economic growth and innovation; business finance; economic globalization; and cultures of capitalism.



Finance (FIN), Courses in

FIN 135-435. Selected Topics in Finance, Var
Course in topics in finance. May be repeated with change of content.

FIN 341. Financial Management 1 (3); Fa, Sp
Provides an introduction to tools and techniques of financial management. Includes time value of money; financial planning, diversification and risk; debt and equity investment decisions; and financial statement analysis.

FIN 343. Advanced Corporate Finance (3); Fa, Sp
The focus of this class is on the analytical problem-solving of financial needs, risk assessment, and the acquisition of resources. This course deals with long-term financial needs of the corporation, long-term debt and lease financing, common and preferred stocks financing, the use of other financial instruments including convertible securities and warrants, and external growth through mergers. Time value of money techniques will be applied to valuation and rates of return for the firm, the cost of capital and the capital budgeting process. Prerequisites: FIN 341 or FIN 241

FIN 405. Financial Markets and Institutions (3); Fa
This course focuses on the use of financial markets by the private and public sectors and the facilitating role played by intermediary agents. The course relies on the basic tools of micro- and macroeconomics theory in the study of private and public financial behavior and the problems posed for public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 217.

FIN 409. Investments (3); Fa
This course provides students with an understanding of investment theory and practices and the various types of securities traded in financial markets. It focuses on investment strategies and portfolio construction and management. Prerequisite: MATH 140.

FIN 475. International Finance (3); Sp
An overview of the workings of trade and finance in an international setting. Particular attention is given to handling problems associated with exchange rate movements, sources of funds for overseas operations and investments, and criteria to judge foreign investment opportunities. Prerequisite: FIN 341.

FIN 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


International Business (INTB), Courses in

INTB 435. Selected Topic in International Business, Var
Course in topic or topics in international business. May be repeated with change of content.

INTB 440. International Business (3); Fa, Sp
International Business surveys key elements of international business, focusing on factors influencing management decision-making in an international setting. The course explores how managers respond to economic, political, cultural and social factors facing business. Prerequisites: ECON 216 and 217 or permission of the instructor.


Management (MGMT), Courses in

MGMT 303. Principles of Management (3); Fa, Sp
An introduction to the basic theory of management including the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling; while considering management’s ethical and social responsibilities.

MGMT 321. Business Ethics (3); Fa, Sp
Moral reasoning and issues in business with an emphasis on the application of ethical theories to practical business decision-making.

MGMT 325. Operations Research and Scientific Management (3); Fa, Sp
This course prepares the student to apply analytical approaches to formulating and solving business and technical management problems, including the use of linear programming for resource allocation, transportation problems, and forecasting. Prerequisites: BUS 110 and BUS 210.

MGMT 386. Human Resource Management (3); Fa, Sp
Theories, policies, practices, and problems underlying public and private programs for the development of human resources. Methods of management such as TQM will be introduced.

MGMT 431. Entrepreneurial Forum (3); Fa, Sp
Ownership and operation of one’s own business is an overwhelming drive for many people. This course explores starting a business, including understanding the right questions to ask about all aspects of business operations, such as financing, buying, sales and marketing, cost considerations, cash conversion concepts, product and service delivery, customer service, personnel issues, pricing policies, accounting and financial record keeping, and reporting for start-up purposes and for planning for future success.

MGMT 435. Selected Topics (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in management. May be repeated with a change of content.

MGMT 453. Organizational Leadership (3); Fa, Sp
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of leading and motivating people. It includes understanding and working with people on an individual basis as well as leading groups. High-performing organizations and the challenges of leading change in organizations are covered. Prerequisite: MGMT 303.

MGMT 465. Personnel Practices and the Law (3); Fa
This course addresses the increasing intrusion of the law into personnel functions by familiarizing students with the Equal Employment Opportunity and personnel law. Such topics as the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed as they relate to personnel practices. Prerequisite: MGMT 303.

MGMT 489. Strategic Management (3); Fa, Sp
This course is designed as the capstone business course. Strategic management and business policy is studied using various analytical tools and case studies. The outcomes assessment test will be given to all students enrolled in this class. The test may be scheduled for a time other than the class meeting. Prerequisites: Completion of business core and senior standing, or permission of instructor.

MGMT 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.


Management Information Systems (MIS), Courses in

MIS 335. Selected Topics in Information Systems (1-4 VC)
Course in a topic or topics in information systems. May be repeated with a change of content.

MIS 480. Project Management (3); Fa, Sp
This course illustrates important aspects of project management, an essential function in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will work in teams to study the importance of planning, resource allocation, metrics, tracking, and reporting project costs and schedules. State-of-the-art software will be used for an extensive project during the course of the semester.

MIS 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


Marketing (MKTG), Courses in

MKTG 302. Principles of Marketing (3); Fa, Sp
Survey of modern marketing concepts and practices focusing on the marketing mix: product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies. Topics include; the marketing environment, consumer behavior, marketing research, target marketing, and the ethical and social responsibilities of marketers.

MKTG 415. Consumer Behavior (3); Sp
Introduction of the study of how and why consumers buy products and services. Study of the psychological, sociological, behavioral, and cultural aspects of the buying decision and how firms can use this information to sell more effectively in the marketplace. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

MKTG 435. Selected Topics in Marketing (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in marketing. May be repeated with a change of content.

MKTG 446. Social Media (3); Sp
Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with consumers. This course provides the practical knowledge and insights required to establish objectives and strategies, properly select the social media platforms to engage consumers, and monitor and measure the results of these efforts. Prerequisite: MKTG 302 or equivalent.

MKTG 451. Internet Marketing Strategies (3); Fa
The course focuses on the place of Internet marketing in an integrated marketing strategy, consumer behavior on the Internet, current Internet marketing practices, and the future of Internet marketing. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, cross-listed as MKTG 451.

MKTG 473. Advertising (3); Fa, Sp
This course examines the role of advertising and promotion in a firm’s integrated marketing communications strategy. Traditional advertising functions and strategies are analyzed along with new forms of advertising and promotion driven by changing technology.

MKTG 474. International Marketing (3); Sp
Objectives, problems, and challenges facing those who engage in marketing operations in foreign countries. Foreign marketing organizations, cultural dynamics, trade channels, the legal environment, and political considerations are examined. Prerequisite: MKTG 302.

MKTG 484. Marketing Management (3); Sp
The approaches and problems of marketing decision-making, considered from the standpoint of the marketing manager. Prerequisite: MKTG 302, ENGL 367, or permission of instructor.

MKTG 489. Strategic Brand Marketing (3); Fa
This course will offer an overview of brands, branding, brand strategy, brand portfolios and brand management. Students will examine how to create and maintain strong brands and brand portfolios. This course will focus on types of communication used to create and build brands and brand relationships.

MKTG 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC) Var
Individual study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


Media Arts (MART), Courses in

MART 121. Visual Concepts (4); Fa, Sp
An introductory course in visual literacy for both two-and three-dimensional visual arts, including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scale, rhythm, line, texture, space, motion, and color. Design thinking principles will be integrated within an interactive, ideational drawing approach. Students will become acquainted with these fundamental visual concepts through the use of both manual and digital tools.

MART 135-435. Selected Topics in Media Arts (1-4 VC); Var
Course in a topic or topics in media arts. May be repeated with a change of content. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 220. Color Theory and Ideational Concepts (4); Sp
In the fields of Media Arts, the art of ideational concepting using, arranging and designing with color to communicate important worded and visual messages is one of the many important skills expected of an entry level visual communicator. The foundation of this class is the historical and cultural contexts for the evolution of color theory in print, film and digital media. As future communication designers/graphic designers, videographers, typographers, filmmakers etc., you will be expected to be adept in the nuanced art of choosing, organizing and arranging appropriate and meaningful colors within all aspects of these related fields of visual communication.

MART 221. Videography (4); 2, 2 Fa
The study of the basic production theories of video production with special emphasis in the areas of camera operation, shot composition, shot sequencing, and lighting.

MART 233. Imaging History and Production (4); Fa, Sp
This course introduces students to computer graphics technology as it applies to art and design. Students will study the history and theory of the reproduced image while gaining practical experience with raster- and vector-based technologies. Students will further develop their critical thinking skills by engaging in critique of their own work and the work of their peers.

MART 243. Digital Photography (4); Fa
A creative, historic, and conceptual exploration of the medium of photography. Students will learn to utilize their cameras, digitally manipulate their images, and articulate their work in the context of the lexicon of photography. Prerequisite: MART 121 of Permission of Instructor.

MART 261. History of Motion Pictures (3); 2, 2 Fa, Sp
A course for both majors and non-majors intended to familiarize students with the technological and aesthetic evolution of motion picture. Students will be introduced to the major genres through viewing and analyzing representative films. Satisfies the fine arts requirement in the general education core.

MART 290-490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 298-498. Internship (1-6 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A student will work under the joint supervision of a work supervisor and a faculty member at an on-or off-campus site. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 305. Digital Painting (4); Fa
A course designed for students interested in learning how to create digital artworks using industry standard software and hardware. Students will use a digital painting application to recreate the analog tools found in an artist’s studio (painting, ink drawing, pastels, and other techniques).

MART 311. Graphics and Meaning (4); Fa
The purpose of this class is to introduce you to the Creative Processes, Conceptual Methods and stages of Iterative Thinking in the development of successful ideas and solutions that present appropriate visual messages for corporations, profitable or non-profitable organizations, institutions, teams, or individuals who want to sell a service, product, idea or way of life. In addition, emphasis will be placed upon understanding visual meaning and the power of ideas and words in relationship to visual message and communications. Prerequisites: MART 121, MART 220, and MART 233, or permission of instructor.

MART 313. Design for the Web (4); Sp
This course is designed to introduce digitally savvy students to website structure, design, function, and terminology. Students will practice current industry standard development code, including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and basic php. Prerequisites: MART 233.

MART 317. Publication Design (4); Sp
This course comprehensively explores the process of designing for print and digital multipage publications such as book design, magazine design, newspaper design and digital publication. Significant emphasis will be placed upon the use of grids, complex and simple layouts, pagination, multi-page spreads, typography, visual and informational hierarchy with primary focus upon page layout software. Prerequisites: MART 121, MART 220, MART 233, and MART 373, or permission of instructor.

MART 318. Principles of Multimedia (4); Fa
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the concepts and applications of a multimedia programming environment, address user interaction design, and current industry applications. Prerequisites: MART 233 or co-enrollment.

MART 322. HD Cinema Workshop (4); Sp
This is an advanced video production course focusing on documentary and narrative video production. Students will learn advanced camera movement, colorization, over-cranking and other techniques used to communicate an idea. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of instructor.

MART 326. Multimedia Project Management (4); Alt, Sp, Odd
In this course students learn to be part of a creative team that learns to professionally interact with clients while managing exhibition content, information flow, budgets, and productions schedules. Students work to master the art of problem solving and troubleshooting in a semester long project that is part of the Program in Interactive Cultural Technology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Co-enrolled in MART 495 and permission instructor.

MART 327. Web Production Workshop (4); Fa
This is a course in front-end, presentational web production. We will focus on markup language, CSS, some JavaScript, image optimization and layout. We will discuss production for different platforms and browsers, address issues about mobile and small screen presentation, CMS systems, and considerations of accessibility and user experience. This class is a combination of the technical skills of front end production, with the conceptual discussion of experience design and usability. Prerequisite: MART 233.

MART 328. Principles of Game Design (4); Var
This course provides the basic theories and implementation of game design. Students will study structure, strategy and will work on developing their own games, digital or analog.

MART 334-434. Practicum (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A course to help students become leaders on multimedia projects.

MART 350. Media Arts Seminar (4); Fa
An investigation of the core concepts and topics of media arts, specific to graphic design, photography, multimedia, and videography, through critical readings, written papers, guest lecturers. The course will culminate in collaborative community-based projects. Prerequisite: MART 1221, MART 220 per Permission of Instructor.

MART 362. Video Effects (4); Var
The study of digital video post-production techniques including green screen techniques, video compositing, animation and scripting. Prerequisite: MART 221

MART 363. Video Animation (4); Var
The study of animation for video including stop motion, rotoscoping, and coded methods of animating for video or the web. Both 2D and 3D will be discussed. Prerequisites: MART 221 Videography or permission of instructor.

MART 366. Audio for Media Arts (4); Var
This course serves as an introduction to digital audio. Students will learn how to use solid-state recorders, microphones, and industry standard digital audio software. Working both alone and in groups, students will apply their audio skills to the realm of narrative storytelling and video production. Feedback will be provided in the form of individual and peer critiques. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 367. Character Animation (4); Var
This course focuses on character animation. Students will develop their skills in 2D and clay animation by learning the concepts of storyboarding, character movement, walk cycles, facial expression, audio syncing, and camera angles. Prerequisites: MART 233, and MART 243, or permission of instructor.

MART 373. Typography (4); Fa
In all fields of Visual Communication, the art of using, arranging, and designing with typography to communicate important worded and visual messages are of most important skills expected of an entry level professional. Upon entering most levels of the profession each of you will be expected to be very skilled in the nuanced art of choosing, organizing and arranging typographical elements in printed materials, video, film, internet, web and animation. Additionally, you will be expected to understand and apply issues related to type history, type selection, type families, type classification, type architecture, type rendering and type mechanics; serif, sans serif, kerning, leading, spacing, readability, legibility, alignment, hierarchy and type color. Prerequisites: MART 121, and MART 233.

MART 412. History of Design (4); Alt, Fa, Odd
The history of design for BFA students seeking a professional career in any of the Media Arts; communication Design, Photography, Film, Systems Design, Art Direction, Creative Direction, Illustration or any other of the professional areas within Media Arts is critical to the understanding of the aesthetic, cultural, economic, political, religious, propaganda/ideological, marketing, technological and visual communication influences on art and design practices. The history of design represents the process of developing strong ideas that deliver important visual messages. Additionally, the Zeitgeist of the times that dramatically influenced all levels of visual communication; typography, color, layout, image development (illustration and photography) will be addressed. The history of design will encompass ancient influences starting with pictograms and petroglyphs but the major historical issues influencing contemporary design is the 150-year period of time from the mid nineteenth century after the civil war to the present and include people who were considered to be founders of the modern era of design. Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and/or ENGL 112.

MART 413. Non-Linear Digital Video Editing (4); Var
The study of the history, theory and practice of video editing and directing in a non-linear environment. Prerequisite: MART 221 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 415. Design Projects for the Community (3); Var
This course focuses on the developing critical thinking skills for relating media content to context and for understanding how social and cultural issues impact public perceptions and behaviors. Through advocacy of a noncommercial cause, students will explore the many facets of an issue, identify key points to impact public appeal, develop a media promotional strategy, and employ visual communication skills to promote social change.

MART 436. Experimental Video Production (3); Var
In this course, students will explore approaches to experimental storytelling using advanced HD video. Students will learn the basic of project proposal writing, as well as how to secure funding and seek distribution for experimental projects. Prerequisites: MART 221 and 322 or permission of instructor.

MART 438. Advanced Multimedia Project Management (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
The Program for Interactive Cultural Technology (PICT) is a full-semester, immersive academic, and hands-on program designed to prepare students for careers as multimedia professionals in museums, cultural organizations, and exhibition design businesses. PICT students help create a professional exhibition for an elite institution and participate in professional internships. Prerequisite: MART 318 and Corequisites: MART 326 and 495.

MART 446. Screenwriting (4); Fa
The study of the format, the writing styles, and the creative and technical techniques useful in the development of the dramatic screenplay for television and film.

MART 447. Studio Lighting (4); Sp
Students will learn how to operate studio lighting equipment and techniques to execute professional photographic work both in the studio and in the field. Emphasis is placed on gaining technical skills, mastery of lighting techniques, and achieving the desired aesthetic effect to articulate a concept. Prerequisite: MART 121, 243 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 449. Contemporary Photography 4 (4); Var
An introduction to computational photography and virtual tours. Prerequisites: MART121, 243, 447 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 456. Physical Computing (4); Sp
This course is an introduction to interaction beyond our usual screen-based focus, into the physical world. Using a programmable microcontroller, students will learn how to connect sensors and actuators to create devices, installations and environments that move interaction past the mouse, keyboard and screen. Prerequisite: MART 233 or co-enrollment.

MART 457. Surround and Installation Workshop (4); Var
The course prepares students to create large scale interactive multimedia installations using audio, video and programming. Prerequisite: MART 121,220, 233,350 and MART 221, 318, 243 and 373 completed or concurrent.

MART 459. Advanced Interactive Multimedia (3); Var
A course designed for students interested in advanced multimedia and web development. This course is designed to relate directly to current professional standards in multimedia, interaction and web production. Prerequisites: MART 318 and 327 or permission of instructor.

MART 460. Alternative Photography (4); Var
This class will explore the creative usages of wet darkroom and digital darkroom alternative photographic techniques with an emphasis on the way that a form of a piece furthers an overarching concept. Prerequisites: MART 121 and MART 243.

MART 461. Advanced Design Practice (4); Fa
This course comprehensively explores the process of designing for print and digital multidimensional branding and advertising problems for corporate, institutional, non-profit, retail and other clients needing comprehensive brand development. Significant emphasis will be placed upon client research, client goals and history and information gathering, brand aspiration and development, corporate identity and advertising including; company mark/logo design, symbols, color branding, packaging, print, website development use of grids, complex and simple layouts, pagination, multi-page spreads, typography, visual and informational hierarchy with primary focus upon development of a brand style guide and student process notebook. Layout software will be used in the development of all design problems. Prerequisite: MART 121, MART 220, MART 233, MART 311, MART 373, or permission of instructor.

MART 464. Advanced Digital Cinema (3); Var
A capstone course in video production that requires the student to write, produce and direct a professional-quality video piece. Prerequisites: MART 436 or permission of instructor.

MART 465. Advanced Media Projects (4); Sp
In this capstone course, graduation media arts students will create a final portfolio, resumes, personal statements, and create an online presence. BFA students will plan, execute and document a final show in preparation for graduation. Prerequisite: Media Arts BFA student or Permission of Instructor.

MART 468. Advanced Lightwave Modeling (3); Var
The study of three-dimensional computer modeling techniques for virtual objects. Prerequisite: MART 363.

MART 469. Advanced Video Animation (3); Var
The study of advanced techniques of Lightwave animation, including the use of metanurbs, inverse kinematics, multiple-target morphing, and quasi-cel animation. Prerequisite: MART 363.

MART 470. Advanced Design Practice 2 (3); Sp
This class is an advanced design class and an advanced practice class, placing an emphasis on process, as well as client relations. The curriculum will focus on accurately targeting audiences for professional clients, with print, web, and interactive materials. We will learn how to most effectively position a unique brand on the market. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 472. Distributed Network Production (4); Var
The goal of this class is to explore emerging technologies and the implications and ethics of being media technology professionals in a rapidly evolving field. This class requires production work as well as readings, discussion, critical thinking, suspension of disbelief when necessary, and an internet in exploring the networked present and near future. Prerequisites: MART 121,220, 233, and 350 or Permission of Instructor.

MART 475. Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (4); Fa
Students in Advanced Screenwriting will complete and revise a feature-length screenplay or documentary. Prerequisite: MART 446.

MART 477. Typography II (3); Var
This course explores the area of kinetic typography, an industry standard media form commonly seen in broadcast television media and film. A basic understanding of typography should have already been explores, as students will use their knowledge of vector-based software as a springboard for effects software. Animation on track paths, light, and camera angles come into play. Conceptual studies of environment-specific design will also be assessed and studied. Prerequisite: MART 373.

MART 490. Independent Study (1-4 VC); Fa, Sp, Su
Individual, directed study arranged with an instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 494. Cultural Technology Mentorship (1); Var
A course designed as a requirement for the AmeriCorps Technology Program. It is a one-credit course fulfilling objectives outlined in the AmeriCorps proposal and cannot be used to fulfill a degree requirement. This course is designed to help students develop leadership skills and complete the necessary training for an AmeriCorps placement. This class will focus on 8 topic areas designed to give AmeriCorps interns a competitive advantage as they transition from NMHU students to professionals in cultural technology. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

MART 495. Exhibition Design (4); Alt, Sp, Odd
Students are introduced to successful exhibition design principles used in museums, art galleries, and cultural institutions. Projects include the research and design of a physical space including both static and interactive elements. Students learn to combine design, construction and multimedia skills to produce a final exhibit for the public. Prerequisite: Instructor permission and must be co-enrolled in MART 326.

MART 496. Advanced Exhibition Design (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course is for students who have already taken Exhibition Design. In this class, students will expand their understanding of designing in a physical space, static and interactive elements, and combining design, construction and multimedia skills to produce a final exhibit for the public. Prerequisites: MART 373 or 415 and MART 495.

MART 498. Professional Internship (1-6VC); Fa, Sp, Su
A student will work under the joint supervision of a work-supervisor and a faulty member either at an on or off campus site. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.



The basic processes operating in the present day interrelations of ethnic groups.

SOC 498. Field Experience (1-4 VC); Var
A field placement in a local service agency providing opportunity for observation and learning under staff supervision. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite: Senior classification in sociology or criminal justice, and permission of instructor.

SOC 499. Independent Research (I-4 VC); Var
An individual, directed research investigation arranged with an instructor on a topic of mutual interest to the student and the instructor. Projects require a final written report that includes a presentation of the problem, review of the literature, description of procedures, data analysis, and interpretation of results. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. One introductory course in sociology or anthropology.


Software-Driven Systems Design (SSD), courses in

SSD 331. Web Applications (3); Sp
This course will combine web technologies such as HTML5, CWSS3, PHO, Javascript, and more to create web-based applications for modern platforms. Prerequisite: SSD 352.

SSD 334. Practicum (1-4 VC); Fa
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

SSD 340. Programming and Logic (3); Alt, Fa, Even
Fundamental concepts in programming and logic. Prerequisite: Math 140,

SSD 341. Applied Algorithms and Architecture (3); Fa
This course provides the student with a basic mathematical tool kit for developing interactive and physical computing applications. We will study numbers and number systems, sets and list, logic systems and how computer architecture and mathematics interact. Prerequisite: Math 140.

SSD 351. Web Languages (3); Var
Further exploration of Web Languages beyond the basics. Prerequisite: SSD 331.

SSD 352. JavaScript (3); Fa
The purpose of this course is to teach JavaScript basics and popular industry standard frameworks. Prerequisite: MATH 140.

SSD 365. Patterns and Patterns Languages (3); Sp
This course introduces the design pattern solutions and best practices across previously learned languages. Prerequisites: SSD 340 and 352.

SSD 370. Interfaces (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
Exploration of alternative human computer interfaces. Prerequisite: SSD 340.

SSD 382. Agile Project Management (3); Alt, Sp, Odd
This course covers the production aspects of software development from an agile perspective. Story walls, burn-down and burn-up charts, test tracking, daily build processes, planning, and retrospective (process improvement) techniques and practices are covered.

SSD 385. Data Modeling (3); Sp
This course introduces basics of data retrieval using database queries, and cloud service APIs. Prerequisite: SSD331.

SSD 415. Game Development (3); Sp
This course teaches the basic concepts of game development for casual games. Topics include, character movement, physics, collision detection, attacking, and scoring. Prerequisite: SSD 420.

SSD 420. Mobile Applications (3); Sp
This course will cover building a native application from start to finish for Apple’s mobile devices using Objective-C in the Xcode environment. Topics covered include data presentation and handling and basic user interaction. Prerequisite: SSD 340.

SSD 425. Advanced Mobile Applications (3); Fa
In this course, students will work on a large-scale native application for an Apple iOS device. Advanced features, such as accelerometer support and geolocation, will be taught. Students will complete the project in phases mirroring professional production. Prerequisite: SSD 420

SSD 430. Advanced Web Applications (3); Alt, Sp, Even
In this course, students work on a large scale web application combining various technologies from previous web courses. Advanced features include responsive design for use across all major platforms. Prerequisite: SSD 331.

SSD 434. Practicum II (1-4 VC); Sp
Work placement with specific responsibilities over a sustained period of time. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

SSD 435. Special Topics (VC); Var
This course provides an opportunity to respond to student interest and developing topics in the area of software development, including new domains, new tools, and new methods.

SSD 447. Ambient Computing (3); Sp
This course is an exploration of the world of the “invisible” computer. The student will use embedded computers and sensors to learn and then create a robust device that interacts with a specific environment. The course will examine a variety of schemes and approaches to developing computer programs for processors that have no keyboard or screen. We will examine the state of ambient computing technologies and adaptive algorithms. This course compliments the Physical computing curriculum, but looks at processors that are more complex than the Arduino system. Prerequisite: SSD 341