Wilkes University

Digital Design and Media Art, B.A. - Cognate Minor in English

Recommended Course Sequence

First Semester

 

BA-153 Management Foundations

3

ART-111 Fundamentals of Color & Design

3

Distribution Requirement

3

ENG-101 Composition

4

FYF-101 First-Year Foundations

3

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

 

CS-125 Computer Science I

4

Distribution Requirements

6

ENG-120 Introduction to Literature & Culture

3DDMA

DDMA 101 / IM-101 Integrative Media Foundations I

3

Total Credits

16

Third Semester

 

Distribution Requirements

6

Elective

3

ENT-203 Opportunity Identification

3

DDMA 201 / IM-201 Integrative Media Foundations II

3

Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

 

COM-102 Principles of Communication

3

Distribution Requirement

3

ENG-202 Technical & Professional Writing

3

ENG-203 Introduction to Creative Writing

3

DDMA 301 / IM-301 Principles of Motion & Layering

3

Total Credits

15

 

Fifth Semester

 

Distribution Requirement

3

Electives

6

DDMA 302 / IM-302 Principles of Interactivity

3

DDMA 320 / IM-320 Concept Development & Processes

3

Total Credits

15

Sixth Semester

 

Distribution Requirement

3

Electives

6

ENG-308 Rhetorical Analysis & Non-fiction Prose Writing

3

DDMA 391 / IM-391 Integrative Media Project I

3

Total Credits

15

Seventh Semester

 

Electives

9

ENG Elective

3

DDMA 392 / IM-392 Integrative Media Project II

3

DDMA 399 / IM-399 Cooperative Education

0 - 3

Total Credits

15 - 18

Eighth Semester

 

Electives

6 - 9

ENG Elective

3

DDMA 399 / IM-399 Cooperative Education

0 - 3

DDMA 400 / IM-400 Integrative Media Portfolio Capstone

3

Total Credits

12 - 18

Integrative Media

IM-198/289/398. Topics in Integrated Media

Credits: Varies with topic.

A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered courses.A study of topics of special interest not extensively treated in regularly offered courses.

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IM-101. Integrative Media Foundations I

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction and multiple media survey of artists, styles, and techniques influential in the development of contemporary media. Through this exposure and readings, a creative process will be developed and absorption will stimulate, motivate, and inspire a personal aesthetic vision. In addition, through intensive thought, analysis, and critique, we will explore media as it affects our society and our responsibility as media content generators.

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IM-201. Integrative Media Foundations II

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to the foundational design principles as they apply to digital new media applications. Students will produce digital projects through the introductory application of various digital tools with a continued focus on the constant evolution of a personal aesthetic vision. A survey of new media applications, terminology, and techniques will be researched and discussed, along with our responsibility as communicators to mass media markets.

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Pre-Requisites

IM-255. Integrative Media Practicum

Credits: 1-2

One to Two creditsThe Department Practicum may be taken for one to two credits per semester. Students may earn credit for major roles and positions of major responsibility in the co-curricular activities in the Creative Production Studio, Studio 020. Credit for participation in these activities is optional, and voluntary participation (without credit) is also encouraged. The department, through the advisor or instructor of the activity, has the authority to approve or reject any contract for credit under this designation. Credits earned are applicable toward graduation, but do not count toward the requirements of the IM core. Written approval for credit must be by advisor or department chairperson.

IM-301. Integrative Media Principles of Motion and Layering

Credits: 3

This course will address the foundational concepts of assembling digital imagery, relational to short format projects, focusing on historical and contemporary principles of montage, timing, and pacing. In addition, the technical and aesthetic principles of compositing will be covered producing multi-layered projects for a variety of media.

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IM-302. Integrative Media Principles of Interactivity

Credits: 3

Technical and aesthetic principles of interactivity will be conveyed and practiced to produce a range of interactive media. Addressing issues of human static and dynamic interactive ergonomics as they apply to contemporary commercial and artistic applications.

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IM-320. Integrative Media Concept Development and Practices

Credits: 3

Through research, writing, and example, students will gain an advanced understanding of the creative generating processes in a new media environment. These processes will be used to formulate solid, cohesive concepts and present storyboards that are visually communicative and professional. With discussion, critique, and reiteration, the concepts are refined and reinforced.

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IM-350. 3 Dimensional Environments and Animation

Credits: 3

This course will explore the foundations of 3-dimensional animation processes as they apply to multiple media. Students will build computer-based models and environments, texture, light, animate, and render content for Integrative Media projects, stand-along projects of 3-D foundations used within the CS gaming track. (Cross-listed with CS-350.)

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Pre-Requisites
IM students—IM 301; CS students—CS 125.

IM-355. Digital Audio Principles and Editing

Credits: 3

The foundational concepts behind music theory, sound design, and digital studio editing techniques will be addressed in this course. This knowledge can then be applied to creating and adapting sound components for use within the variety of Integrative Media projects.

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IM-368. 3 Dimensional Game Development

Credits: 3

An overview of simulation, engine-based, and real-time game systems with a focus on theory, creation, and animation of three-dimensional models used within a game context. Cross-listed with CS-368.

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Pre-Requisites
IM-350 (CS 366) or CS-367.

IM-391. Integrative Media Project I

Credits: 3

This project-based course will begin to assemble production teams to produce project(s) from concept to completion. Students will develop storyboards and, through creative and organizational work sessions, define a completion plan and production schedule. All phases of the production process will be addressed under creative, financial, and deadline benchmarks. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements

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IM-392. Integrative Media Project II

Credits: 3

Students will initiate new or continue team-oriented integrative media productions. The production process will be optimized to continue the experience of industry scenarios. Expanded business practices and production techniques will build upon prior skill sets. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements

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IM-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 1-6
Pre-Requisites
Sophomore standing, minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, consent of academic advisor, and approval of placement by the department chairperson.

IM-400. Integrative Media Portfolio Capstone

Credits: 3

As the capstone of the IM curriculum, this course will focus on the compilation of visual materials produced throughout the set of courses, as necessary in the job submission process. Creating a self 'brand' will be a concentration, along with the compilation of written works, flatbook, and reel. Understanding the perspective of the employer will be heavily discussed and the various positions, procedures, and environments that produce IM products. Note: This course must be completed with a minimum final grade of 25 in order to meet degree requirements.

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Pre-Requisites

English

ENG-098. Academic Writing

Credits: 3
Intensive practice in grammar, syntax, vocabulary, reading and writing.


ENG-101. Composition

Credits: 4

Practice in writing for specific purposes and audiences to develop a coherent voice for engaging in academic and professional discourse; practice in writing with the support of computer technology; study of primary texts, models, and principles of expository and argumentative writing to develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; introductory bibliographic instruction and practice in writing that incorporates library research.

ENG-120. Introduction to Literature and Culture

Credits: 3

An introduction to literature through critical reading, writing, and discussion of the major forms of literary and cultural expression. Students will explore works in Western and Non-Western literary traditions. Major subtopic areas for the course will include: Reading Classical Traditions; Reading Great Works; Reading Cultural Crossroads; and Reading American Experience. Reading Classical Traditions: A study of major works from the ancient world to the Renaissance, emphasizing the impact these texts have had on our literary tradition and our culture. Reading Great Works:  A study of major works since the Renaissance, emphasizing the principal modes of literary expression (poetry, drama, fiction and film). Reading Cultural Crossroads: A study of works emphasizing a variety of cultural values, intercultural relationships, global perspectives, and aesthetic experiences. Reading American Experience: Study of works from American literature, emphasizing the multicultural heritage and nature of American writers and American culture.

Pre-Requisites

ENG-190. Projects in Writing and Editing

Credits: 1-3

Independent projects in writing, editing, and peer consulting connected to the English program newsletter (ENG 190 A – Inkwell Quarterly), the student literary magazine (ENG 190 B – Manuscript), and the University Writing Center (ENG 190 C – Writing Methods).

ENG-201. Writing About Literature and Culture

Credits: 4

Introduction to conventions, theoretical approaches, research methods, and practice of literary and cultural studies. Application of contemporary critical perspectives and research methodology in reading and writing about literary and cultural texts.

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ENG-202. Technical and Professional Writing

Credits: 3

Practice in 'real world writing.' Students write on subjects associated with their major or intended careers. Students learn to perform as self-aware writers who have something to say to someone, to adapt their roles and voices to various audiences, and to marshal and present persuasively data that is relevant to a particular purpose and context.

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ENG-203. Introduction to Creative Writing

Credits: 3

Analysis and practice of various forms of creative writing. Study of the writer’s tools and choices in creating poetry, short fiction, and dramatic scenes.

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ENG-222. Introduction to Digital Humanities

Credits: 3

An introduction to the field of Digital Humanities with an emphasis on how digital processes and products impact the development and study of literature, language, and the disciplines of the humanities.

ENG-225. Comparative Grammar

Credits: 3

A comparative and critical study of traditional, structural, and transformational-generative grammar.

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ENG-228. Professional and Workplace Writing

Credits: 3

The study and practice of effective writing techniques related to writing at work for the professional world that focuses on producing polished documents, enhancing research techniques, and fine-tuning oral communication skills.

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ENG-233. Survey of English Literature I

Credits: 3

A study of the major works and movements in English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century.

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ENG-234. Survey of English Literature II

Credits: 3

A study of the major works and movements in English literature from the Romantic movement to the present.

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ENG-281. Survey of American Literature I

Credits: 3

A study of writers, works, and movements represented in indigenous and European colonial writers in North and Central America from the 1490s to the Civil War.

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ENG-282. Survey of American Literature II

Credits: 3

A study of major writers, works, and movements from the Civil War to the present.

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ENG-303. Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing

Credits: 3

Seminar experience where students write and critique poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or scripts. Specific genre designated in each course.

Pre-Requisites
ENG-203 or permission of instructor.

ENG-308. Rhetorical Analysis and Nonfictional Prose Writing

Credits: 3

The study and practice of strategies for producing responsibly written public information, including persuasive and argumentative propositions for particular audiences.

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ENG-311. Technologies of the Book

Credits: 3
A study in the production, evolution, and circulation of the book as a material form, from its inception through the digital age, with an emphasis on textual criticism and bibliographic analysis..
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ENG-324. History of the English Language

Credits: 3

A chronological study of the origins of the English language and the systematic changes that have made it the language we speak and write today.

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ENG-331. Studies in Medieval English Literature

Credits: 3

A study of Medieval literature to 1485, exclusive of Chaucer.

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ENG-333. Studies in Renaissance Literature

Credits: 3
A study of Renaissance texts, focused on literary, dramatic, and cultural works from about 1485 to 1660.
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ENG-334. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Credits: 3
A study of eighteenth-century authors and culture from about 1660-1820.
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ENG-335. Studies in Romantic Literature

Credits: 3

A study of major writers, works, and topics of the British Romantic Period.

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ENG-336. Studies in Victorian Literature

Credits: 3

A study of major writers, works, and topics of the Victorian Age.

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ENG-337. Studies in American Romantic Literature

Credits: 3

A study of nineteenth century American literature, including novels, essays, short fiction, and poetry..

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ENG-340. Studies in Chaucer

Credits: 3

A study of selected major and minor works by Chaucer.

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ENG-342. Studies in Shakespeare

Credits: 3

A study of selected plays and poems by Shakespeare.

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ENG-350. Studies in the English Novel

Credits: 3
A study of the novel in English, excluding American writers.
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ENG-351. Studies in Postmodernism

Credits: 3

A study of the major postmodern writers from the 1960s to the present.

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ENG-352. Studies in the American Novel

Credits: 3

 A study of the American novel from its eighteenth-century beginnings to the present.

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ENG-353. Studies in Postcolonial Literature

Credits: 3

A study of colonial and postcolonial literature that examines the effects of British imperial pursuits and provides an overview of major issues within postcolonial studies.

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ENG-355. Studies in African American Literature

Credits: 3

 A study of African American literature from the Antebellum era to the present.

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ENG-356. Studies in Gothic Literature

Credits: 3

A study of major writers, works, and topics of gothic fiction.

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ENG-358. Studies in Contemporary Fiction

Credits: 3

A study of fiction, including the novel, short story, and novella, written since World War II. Works from English, American, and world literature may be included to reflect the diversity of contemporary literature and the emergence of post-modernist themes and forms.

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ENG-361. Studies in Early Medieval and Renaissance Drama

Credits: 3

A study of the drama from the tenth century to 1642; reading of plays by medieval and early modern dramatists exclusive of Shakespeare.

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ENG-365. Studies in Modern Bristish Drama

Credits: 3

A study of major playwrights, works, and topics of modern British drama.

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ENG-366. Studies in American Drama

Credits: 3

A study of major American playwrights and movements, focus to be determined by the instructor.

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ENG-370. Studies in Modern British Poetry

Credits: 3

 A study of major British poetry of the twentieth century.

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ENG-376. Studies in Modern American Poetry

Credits: 3

 A study of major movements and representative figures in modern American poetry.

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ENG-393. The Teaching of English in Secondary Schools

Credits: 4

A study of the theory and practice of teaching composition, literature, and English language studies on the secondary school level (grades 7 through 12). Topics include planning, methodology, presentation, and assessment of lessons. The course includes 40 hours of field experiences.

Pre-Requisites
Junior standing in English and admission to the Teacher Education Program.

ENG-397. Seminar

Credits: 3

Presentations and discussions of selected topics.

ENG-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 1-6

Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public organization related to the student’s academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experience, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers and an academic project to a Faculty Coordinator in the student’s discipline. (See the Cooperative Education section of this Bulletin for placement procedures.)

Pre-Requisites
Sophomore standing, minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, consent of academic advisor, and approval of placement by the department chairperson.

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