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2011-2012 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Applied Arts and Sciences Plan
Digital Gaming and Simulation Concentration



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
        ENGL 4327 Interactive Narrative     3 3
        COMM 4326 Digital Games as Communication     3 3

    B. AAS LD Requirements for GMNG Concentration
        Programming Fundamentals 3     3
        3D Modeling 3     3
        3D Animation I 3     3
        3D Animation II 3     3
        Computer Ethics or HUMA 4322 Ethics   3   3

    C. AAS LD Specialization
        Specialization (Vocational-Technical) 24-44     24-44

    D. AAS UD Requirements for GMNG Concentration
        MATH 3321 Gaming Math for Non-Programmers     3  
        GMNG 4317 Art for Gaming     3  
        GMNG 4312 Game Engines     3  
        GMNG 4316 Advanced Level Design     3  
        GMNG 4321 Game Development Project Mgmt.     3  

    E.  AAS UD Specialization
        GMNG 4318 Advanced Animation for Gaming     3  
        GMNG 3310 Advanced 3D Modeling for Gaming     3  
        GMNG 4310 Advanced Game Modeling and DirectX     3  
        GMNG 4314 Gaming Networks Architecture     3  
        GMNG 4322 Game AI and Behavioral Modeling     3  
        GMNG 4340 Senior Project     3  
    F. ELECTIVES   0-6   0-6
* TOTAL       120
* Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum 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

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

AAS Requirements for CIS Concentration Only – 15 S.H. Programming Fundamentals

  • 12 hours in hardware, networking, programming.
  • HUMA 4322 or computer ethics, database, security administration or programming.

AAS LD Specialization

  • Vocational or Technical Credits 24 – 44

AAS UD Requirements for CIS Concentration Only – 18 S.H.

  • COSC 3325 Information Systems in Organizations (May be used as Computer Lit requirement)
  • COSC 4321 IT Project Management
  • COSC 4339 Telecommunications and Networking
  • COSC 4350 Information Security, Privacy and Ethics 
  • Select 6 UD hours from the following: COSC 3315, 3317, 4305, 4320, 4336, 4341, 4355.

AAS UD Specialization –15 S.H.

  • 15 UD hours in COSC with advisor approval.

3. FREE ELECTIVES 0-6 S.H.

  • BAAS UD and/or LD Free Electives

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