BUSA 3175. Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3-0-3) This course is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, as an attitude and a behavior. Our emphasis is on entrepreneurship as a manageable process that can be applied in virtually any organizational setting. The course will emphasize sustainable entrepreneurship, or entrepreneurship over the life cycles of people.
COMM 2137. Introduction to Mass Communication (3-0-3) General orientation to the field of mass communication, including a survey of journalism, broadcasting, the Internet, public relations, advertising, photography, film and recording mediums. This course will briefly review the history and basic operation of each major mass medium and introduce critical evaluation of media performance.
ITDS 5555. Interdisciplinary Special Topics (3-0-3) Pre-requisites: Junior standing or above, an overall GPA of 2.5, if undergraduate; and a preliminary statement of expectations and plan of study. This course is designed to provide junior/senior undergraduate students or graduate students with knowledge of various special topics that are interdisciplinary in nature.
MUSC 2512. Audio Technology 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2511 with a "C" or better. Continuation of MUSC 2511. Advanced topics in audio recording include mastering, multitrack recording, microphone techniques, concepts in music production, sound for film, advanced session work, and additional high-level topics in audio technology.
MUSC 3311. Electronic Music (2-2-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2512 with a "C" or better. Students will study the essential components of electronic art music, also known as electroacoustic music. This includes synthesizer, recorder, and sequencer technologies, as well as recording, editing, processing, and other tools that can manipulate audio. This course expands upon topics presented in the previous courses in the audio technology sequence by introducing students to the compositional, creative, performance, and production techniques of electroacoustic and computer music.
MUSC 3312. Digital Signal Processing (2-2-3) Prerequisite: MUSC 2512 with a "C" or better. Students will study the essential components of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) technology, synthesizer and sequencer capabilities, and sequencer recording and editing, and expand their knowledge into object-oriented programming environments such as Max/MSP and cSound.
PHYS 1125. Physics of Color and Sound (3-0-3) A basic physics course intended primarily for non-science majors with little mathematics background. Topics will include properties of waves, sound and light, and the principles and applications of acoustics and optics. (Course fee required.)