Interdisciplinary Studies

   

IDST 37 Ethnic and Racial Groups in the U.S. (3)
LEC-3  P/NP available
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An interdisciplinary survey of the historical, social, political, economic and cultural processes undergone by racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. from the 19th Century to the present, this course explores how race and ethnicity define the experiences of all people in the U.S. Readings and lectures examine inter-group (e.g. African American-Asian Pacific Islander American-Latino-Middle Eastern-Native American-European American) and intra-group challenges within today’s ethnic communities.  In individual and group projects, students research issues such as employment, education, housing, health and immigration. Films and speakers enrich the understanding of these issues.


IDST 120 COMPUTER SKILLS FOR MULTIMEDIA (3)
LEC-2, LAB-4

A hands-on computer class for multimedia students covering multimedia hardware and software on the Macintosh. Topics of instruction include: basic internet use, vector and bitmap software, basic animation, basic image-editing, sound and video editing, fonts and font management, file preparation for multimedia output, peripheral hardware set-up and cross platform issues. CSU


IDST 146 2D ANIMATION WITH FLASH (3)
LEC-2, LAB-4, FIELD TRIPS

Prereq.: IDST 120 or GRPH 25; and IDST 125 or GRPH 21 or ART 125A. Not open to students who have successfully completed IDST 155. An introduction to techniques used in animation. An overview of the industry of animation, as well as the specific tools and techniques currently used in multimedia. CSU