Newly Offered Classes

From Game Animation to Beekeeping, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.

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SPRING 2019 New Classes

Income Tax Preparation II
(ACCOU 2201-001)

Examines advanced individual income tax return preparation procedures emphasizing the completion of individual federal and state tax returns. The administrative procedures for tax return filing, multi-state filings and part-year resident filings are also covered. Resources are provided under the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which is administered by the Internal Revenue Service. Students receive certification for the tax preparer role. Prerequisite: Accounting 2200, with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Color Theory

(ART 2131-001)

Survey of principles, theories, and applications of color aesthetics. Topics include major historical and contemporary color systems, the elements of design as they apply to color and the perceptual effects of color as a medium of art and design. May require a field trip and site-specific project. Prerequisite: ART 1151 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in ART 1151, and ART1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Game Development Capstone Project
(CIS 2290-HYB01)

This course provides students with a real-life experience where students will design and develop marketable games from conceptual design through marketable build using industry methodologies and
development process that may include agile development process and Scrum methodologies. Topics in Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production phases will be covered. Prerequisite: CIS 1211 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent and CIS 2212 with a grade of "C" or better.

Game Animation
(CIS 2332-001 and MPTV 2332-001)

Course covers animating for gameplay and in-game cutscenes. Students will design storyboards and translate them into complete animations to be used in gameplay and in-game cutscenes. Topics to include but not limited to storyboarding, rigging, particle effects, audio cues, animation states, in-game camera movements/effects, post process effects, lighting, and in-game cutscene creation. Credit
cannot be earned for both CIS 2332 and MPTV 2332. Prerequisite: Motion Picture/Television 2231 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or Computer Information Systems 1212 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Research in Information Age
(EDUCA 1116-LC032 and LC045)

Students will be introduced to the concepts and values of information literacy. Students will develop
critical thinking skills by formulating research strategies and by determining information source
credibility. Students will examine the organization and ethical use of information and utilize research tools in the discovery process.

Design Studio: Fab & Embellish
(FASHI 2820-001)

Exploration of fabrication and embellishment techniques. Students produce samplers of learned techniques and create original fabrics.

Paramedic I
(FIRE 2278-200, 600, 700)

Students will be introduced to the role of the paramedic and the ethical and legal aspects that influence field practice skills. Emphasis will be placed on a foundational understanding of pathophysiology, lifespan development, pharmacology, medication administration, assessment, communication, documentation, medical conditions, diseases, and treatment protocols. Prerequisite: Illinois licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and acceptance into the paramedic program. Fire Science 2271 with a grade of B or better or equivalent, Anatomy & Physiology 1500 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Health Sciences 1110 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and English 1101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Introduction to Beekeeping
(HORT 1824-HYB01)

Basic knowledge to start bee hives in your backyard. Includes topics on bee biology, hive management, queen bee purchasing, honey extraction, and bees in an urban setting. Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and alternative instruction.

Basic Robotics
(MANUF 1820-001)

Students will design a robot using a 3D modeling program and construct their design into a functional robot. The course also covers the development software program to manipulate robotic parts.

Physics I the Modern Era: Quarks to Cosmos
(PHYSI 1180-001)

Survey of physics of the twentieth century for the non-science major. Topics include relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles and cosmology. Topics of classical physics (mechanics, electricity, and heat) as a foundation are included. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0465 or Mathematics 0482 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

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