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Newly Offered Classes

From Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to Colonialism and Decolonization, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Spring at College of DuPage.

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Spring 2021 New Classes

Portfolio Development and Professional
(ART 1823 VCM01)

Exploration of the skills and practices necessary to build and sustain a professional art career. Utilizing an individual artist plan as a guiding framework, the course combines writing and portfolio development with critical exploration around creative practice and community building. Designed for advanced art
students pursuing an AFA degree or transfer to a BFA program.

Introduction to Human Computer Interactions
(CIS 1410 HYB01)

Introduction to basic concepts in theory and practice of (HCI) Human Computer Interaction, a
discipline concerned with design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive computing systems
for human use. Emphasis is on the structure of communication between consumers and computers,
capabilities of people to use computers, and concerns that arise in the process of designing and building interfaces between humans and computers. Particular focus is placed on practical design and usability between people and computing systems. Prerequisite: Computer & Information Science 1400 or equivalent.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
(CIS 2214 HYB01)

This course introduces students to the design and development of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) software applications. Students will learn about how AR and VR hardware functions, and will utilize industry standard software tools to build software for lab and consumer use. Prerequisite: Computer & Information Science 1400 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent. Recommended: Computer & Information Science 2212 and Computer & Information Science 1410, both with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Business Practices for the Artisan Entrepreneur II
(FASHI 2480 NET01)

Continuation of essential business practices for the non-business student interested in owning an artisan or creative business. This second course provides an opportunity to conceptualize, explore, and formulate an artisan or creative business either hypothetical or actual. Students will conduct in-depth market research to determine a target market, develop actual marketing and communication material, create a preliminary prototype, and calculate start-up costs. Prerequisite: Fashion Studies 1480 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent

Colonialism and Decolonization
(HISTO 2820 HON01)

Examines the causes and consequences of European and American colonial expansion and decolonization in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with attention to the experiences of both colonized and colonizers. Key interlinked themes of the course are creolization and nationalism, slavery and emancipation, and the distinction between citizens and subjects in empires. This course focuses on the topic of nationalism; the role of race, culture, and religion in defining imperial "citizens" and "subjects" and the political history of imperialism and decolonization.

Interior Plant Identification & Design
(HORT 2256 VCM01)

Identification, selection, cultural requirements, maintenance and propagation techniques of interior
plants. Includes an introduction to professional interior landscaping, plant care and design techniques.

Search for the Historical Jesus
(RELIG 2280 HON01)

Seminar-style course focusing on the analysis of primary sources of historical information about Jesus. Will also focus on the research methodologies devised by scholars to reconstruct the life of Jesus.
Students will evaluate both Christian and non-Christian sources describing significant events in the life of Jesus.