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The Minor in Instructional Design

Course Requirements for the Minor: 24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

4 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as JOUR 101.
This course teaches the concepts, history, and applications of communication. The implications and ethical issues of media and the communication process are covered. 3 hours lecture. (001636)
An introductory survey course demonstrating the methods and principles common to the communication design disciplines, including problem-solving, composition, idea generation, and storytelling. 3 hours lecture. (001637)
An introduction to the application of media and learning theories that emphasize efforts and practices on designing, developing, delivering, and assessing the effects of digital media on the development of consumers' knowledge, perceptions, beliefs, and behaviors. The understanding and awareness of the impact of media on both intentional and incidental learning will be explored. 3 hours discussion. (001684)
Prerequisites: CDES 102.
Students will acquire a qualitative understanding of how various information and communication technologies work, the social needs that drive technology developments, and the future impact of new information technologies on work and society. This course is required for all majors in the Department of Communication Design. 3 hours discussion. (001659)

4 courses selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is an introduction to the fundamental vocabulary and techniques of digital photography. Emphasis is placed on developing visual competence in the creation and consumption of lens-based imagery. Course content includes the basics of camera and digital production techniques for color and black and white photographs that are produced as exhibition-quality prints and on-screen imagery. Includes a broad-based survey of photo history, contemporary theory, and current issues related to the practice of photography. Open to non-majors. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001654)
An exploration of the design and impacts of new technologies related to communication through social media. 3 hours lecture. Formerly CDES 319. (001772)
Prerequisites: CDES 271 or concurrent enrollment or faculty permission.
Students taking the course for the Minor in Education should request faculty permission. An introduction to the area of media for instruction and training. The course is divided into three general areas: (1) Hardware; (2) Theory; (3) Application. Students will design and carry out plans for actual use of media in teaching and learning situations. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (001640)
An introductory survey of the printing, publishing, and packaging areas of graphic arts. Systems of digital printing, including inkjet, subliminal dye, dry toner, and liquid ink systems. Emphasis on industry organization and structure, printed products for mass distribution, and methods of graphic arts reproduction. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours discussion. (001650)
Prerequisites: CDES 261 (with a grade of C or higher) or faculty permission.
A review of the legal assumptions of telecommunication regulation; a review of the major legal issues, cases, and legislative acts which form the corpus of telecommunication regulation. 3 hours lecture. (001718)
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
The nature of the human interface. Issues in human interface design with strong emphasis on the WWW and E-commerce. Principles of usability and their underpinnings in cognitive psychology. Web accessibility and adaptive technologies. Students critically analyze the usability of existing E-Web sites and recommend changes. 3 hours lecture. (001748)
Prerequisites: CDES 272.
Application of systematic instructional design and development techniques. The student functions as an instructional planner and performs key instructional design/product development tasks such as assessing instructional needs and developing detailed design specification, prototypes and final instructional products. Emphasis on developing products for incorporation into an instructional design portfolio. 3 hours discussion. (001776)
Prerequisites: CDES 373.
Theoretical frameworks and strategic approaches to analyzing the source of human/organizational performance problems are discussed. Emphasis on analytical approaches to needs analysis that result in recommended interventions to solve performance problems such as training, organizational development, and workplace redesign. 3 hours seminar. (001775)
Prerequisites: CDES 373.
An overview of the scholarly theory, research literature and application of the field of instructional technology. Classic models and theories about instruction, learning, perception, systems and communication are examined. Research findings that have potential applications in the design, production or delivery of instruction are featured. Micro-theories such as component display theory and elaboration theory, which have particular relevance to instructional design, are considered. 3 hours discussion. (001686)
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