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2012-2013 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 - Computer Information Systems 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.

 

 

These requirements are summarized in the following table: