Newly Offered Classes

From Game Asset Creation to Kayaking, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Fall at College of DuPage.

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FALL 2018 New Classes


Glass Fusing and Slumping
(ART 1823 004)

Introduction to glass fusing and slumping processes to make small and moderately sized glass
objects. Exploration of the sculptural and optical properties of glass as forms of art and functional design. Includes kiln forming techniques, glass forms, glass types, and glass capabilities. Prerequisite: Art 1101 or consent of instructor.

Time Based Media I
(ART 2281 007)

An introduction to the concepts and approaches to Time-Based (4D) Media. Students will develop a broader vocabulary in this area through creation of work in experimental sound editing, video, projection, performance, and installation. Emphasis will be placed on individual conceptual development and art as response to the world around us through interdisciplinary explorations of contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Art 1105 with a grade of C or better, or Art 1151 with a grade of C or better, or Art 1152 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Game Asset Creation and File Optimization
(CIS 1212-001)

This course covers the most up-to-date methods in developing functional audio and visual assets for games, as well as file optimization, file conversion and asset porting techniques. Topics in game asset creation and file optimization include functional 2D/3D asset creation, shaders, rigging, audio, file types, file conversions, file optimization, and file porting to game engines.

Culinary Applications for Special Diets
(CULIN 1105 003)

Cooking methods and techniques to plan and prepare special diets. Course inclusive of nutrition, taste, and healthy ingredients, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan meals. Ingredient substitutions in basic recipes will be prepared.

Dance Pedagogy
(DANCE 1130-001)

Exploration of the key approaches to teaching dance. Provides practicum experience in the dance teaching process including study of instructional modes, dance learning styles, and factors affecting dance teaching and learning.

Middle School Teaching

(EDUCA 1820 HYB01)

Information literacy skills are important for our professional, academic, and personal lives. The amount of information that exists these days is staggering. This course is designed to help the student understand the organization of information and the research process by analyzing and using the different research tools available. The student will practice critical thinking skills when designing research strategies and evaluating information sources. The student will apply the methods of
citing sources and understand the problems inherent to the ethical use of information, including copyright law and plagiarism. Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and
alternative instruction.

 Business German

(GERMA 2820 HYB10)

Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor.

Social Media Marketing
(MARKE 1150 HYB01)

An overview of social media marketing tools, platforms, and strategies used to boost awareness, expand customer base, and promote a business. Completion of Business 1100 is recommended prior to enrollment.

Asian Thought

(PHILO 2155 001) (RELIG 2155 001)

Introductory overview of selected philosophical and religious systems of Asia. Emphasizes the conceptual and intellectual foundations of a variety of Asian traditions, and includes consideration of the historical and cultural contexts that shape them. Philosophy 1100 and/or Religious Studies 1100 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

(PHYS 1803 FS003 FS012, FS091)

Students will prepare for and participate in hiking activities in a variety of different environments and terrains. Wilderness survival techniques and environmental issues will also be covered.

(PHYS 1812 FS024)

Students will prepare for and participate in fundamental skills of kayaking, including basic strokes, safety, and kayak camping.




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