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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan
(Except for Computer Information Systems, Digital Gaming and Simulation,
Network and Security, and Web and Media concentrations.)



I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

(42 total core hours required).

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL

English Composition

6

6

College Math or higher

3

3

Natural Sciences

6

6

Humanities

3

3

Visual/Performing Arts

3

3

U.S. History

6

6

Political Science

6

6

Social/Behavioral Science

3

3

Speech

3

3

Computer Literacy

3

3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL

A. General

ENGL 3430 Professional Writing

4

4

COMM 3325 Advanced Professional Speaking

3

3

COMM 4314 Intercultural Communication

3

3

HUMA 4322 Ethics

3

3

B. AAS LD Specialization/Concentration

Specialization (Vocational-Technical)

24-44

24-44

Concentration

15-21

15-21

III. ELECTIVES

0-6

0-6

*TOTAL

120

*Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum of 40 s.h. at upper division levels.

BAAS - Digital Gaming and Simulation Concentration

1. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENT 42 S.H.

  • (010) - English Composition: 6 s.h.
  • (020) - Mathematics: 3 s.h.
  • (030) - Natural Science: 6 s.h.
  • (040) - Humanities: 3 s.h.
  • (050) - Visual/Performing Arts: 3 s.h.
  • (060) - U.S. History: 6 s.h.
  • (070) - Political Science: 6 s.h.
  • (080) - Social Behavioral Science: 3 s.h.
  • (090) - Speech: 3 s.h.
  • (090) - Computer Lit/Prof.: 3 s.h.

2. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

            General
            o ENGL 3430 Professional Writing
            o ENGL 4327 Interactive Narrative (May be used as Humanities requirement)
            o COMM 4326 Digital Games as Communication (May be used as Speech requirement)

  • AAS LD Requirements for GMNG Concentration Only – 15 S.H.
  • Design and Creation of Games
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation I
  • 3D Animation II
  • Computer Ethics OR HUMA 4322 Ethics
  • AAS LD Specialization
  • Vocational or Technical Credits 24 – 44
  • AAS UD Requirements for GMNG Concentration Only – 15 S.H.
  • GMNG 4312 Game Engines
  • MATH 3321 Gaming Math for Non-Programmer
  • GMNG 4317 Art for Gaming
  • GMNG 4316 Advanced Level Design
  • GMNG 4321 Game Development Project Management
  • AAS UD Specialization – 18 S.H.
  • GMNG 4318 Advanced Animation for Gaming
  • GMNG 3310 Advanced 3D Modeling for Gaming
  • GMNG 4310 Advanced Game Modeling and DirectX
  • GMNG 4322 Game AI and Behavioral Modeling
  • GMNG 4314 Gaming Network Architecture
  • GMNG 4340 Senior Project

3. FREE ELECTIVES 0-6 S.H.

  • BAAS UD and/or LD Free Electives

Must meet minimum requirements, 120 s.h. overall
43 – 49 s.h. upper division, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.