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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 16, 2014
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IM 1110 - Interactive Media and Society
Offers a critical historical survey of interactive media from analog to digital techniques and from physical to virtual spaces. Examines the social, ethical, and cultural impact of interactive media. Concludes with a study of current issues and directions in interactive media. Through weekly lectures, research projects, and critical analyses, offers students an opportunity to consider current and historical aspects of interactive media and design.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Arts Lvl 1, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 2100 - Digital Narrative 1
Explores narrative sequence and story development in a variety of story architectures and media combinations, including text, video, music, audio, and design. Uses lectures, in-class workshops, and collaborative projects to expose students to the critical role of narrative in society and interactive media, including games. Offers students an opportunity to develop an interactive media design document over the second half of the semester. Prereq. ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102; ARTF 1122 and ARTF 1124 recommended (required for combined majors).
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 2200 - Digital Narrative 2
Continues the study of narrative structures from IM 2100, emphasizing analysis and development of interactive and experimental new media applications. Offers students an opportunity to explore narrative issues in immersive multimedia and gaming, including dynamic characters and multiuser environments. Students work in teams to develop narrative continuity across multiple media, including alternate-reality games and other forms of multimedia experiences. Prereq. IM 2100.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 2250 - Programming for Digital Media
Exposes students to basic programming design for user interfaces. Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the logical elements of programming languages. Through lectures, hands-on in-class exercises, and modular projects, explores Web-based design and programming solutions for managing interaction and animation. Prereq. MATH 1260.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 2300 - Managing Media Development
Seeks to provide students with tools that help them evaluate and manage personal and professional opportunities in the digital media industry and give them insight into how companies operate, what their managements do, and whether a media company has the potential for success. Includes analysis of legal agreements and contracts that protect individuals’ interests and those of the companies they work for or start.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 2400 - Web Design and Development
Applies information design principles to Web design. Explores user-centered interface and programming design strategies for the delivery of responsive data-driven Web sites. Discusses audience definition, content development, information structuring, and navigation. Emphasizes tools and strategies for design, such as site maps, wireframes, prototypes, usability testing, and iterative development. Develops meaningful interactive experiences through team-based projects. Prereq. IM 2250; ARTF 2223 recommended (required for combined majors). Coreq. IM 2401.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

IM 2401 - Web Development Tools
Introduces skills and software used in designing and developing Web-based interactive environments. Explores Web-page scripting and tagging, CSS-based design coding, options for front- and back-end page design connections, and alternative technologies. Coreq. IM 2400.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

IM 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3200 - Interactive Sound Development
Analyzes use of sound in past and present film, video games, and interactive media spaces, from a historical and cultural perspective. Through individual and collaborative assignments, offers students an opportunity to learn how sound can be developed and used to communicate effectively and enhance experiences in interactive digital media environments. Prereq. IM 1110 or GAME 1110.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3250 - Physical Computing
Explores the communication between the physical world and the interactive, computer-based interface. Examines the potential of reactive analog and digital devices embedded within the physical realm. Offers students an opportunity to use simple kit sensors and indicators designed to enable student teams to create interfaces triggered by gesture, bodily movement, physical forces, and other tangible actions. Concludes with discussions of more complex interactive devices, the relationship between physical computing and robotics, and possible future directions. Prereq. IM 2400.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3500 - Cross-Media Marketing and Communication
Examines how marketing, advertising, and media strategies developed across multiple media inform design and communication strategy. Topics include advertising narratives, brand development, management, and translation of branding across multiple media. Prereq. IM 1110.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3600 - Market Analysis for the Creative Industries
Expands on topics from IM 2300. Through lectures, offers students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the current state of creative industries markets. Through various research methodologies, students have an opportunity to understand user behaviors and needs, analyze market opportunities, recognize trends, and understand market segments. Working in small groups, students are encouraged to develop user cases for interactive project development and user testing based on market research information. Prereq. IM 2300.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3700 - Interface and Virtual Environments
Explores user-centered interface and programming design for information exchanges using handheld and mobile devices. For comparison, discusses interfaces for larger tactile devices such as pen-based tablets and interactive table or wall displays. Studies the potentials for leveraging both the social and locative possibilities of mobile and tactile devices through research, discussions, and project assignments. Prereq. IM 2400.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3899 - Topics in Interactive Media
Offers a lecture or studio course in interactive media on a topic not regularly taught in a formal course. Topics may vary from offering to offering. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4700 - Interactive Media Capstone 1
Offers the first course in a two-term capstone sequence. Offers students an opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams to define, research, design, plan, and implement a large-scale interactive project. The project concept and preliminary work are completed in this course, and the final project is produced in IM 4701. Prereq. IM 2100 and IM 2400.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4701 - Interactive Media Capstone 2
Continues IM 4700. Realizes the interactive project that was planned and designed in IM 4700. Prereq. IM 4700.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8-credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. IM 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4992 - Directed Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4994 - Internship
Provides students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

IM 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using the course to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Interdisc Studies - Arts/Media Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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