Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course Description Notes

Northern Kentucky University has established abbreviations for its various disciplines. These abbreviations, which are printed next to the name of each discipline in the following course descriptions, should be used in preparing course schedules and at other times when referring to specific courses.

Following course titles in parenthesis is the number of semester hours of credit in the course. Listed below the course title are the number of classroom and lab/studio hours in the course, course prerequisites and co-requisites, and the semesters in which the course is taught.

Many courses satisfy NKU general education requirements under guidelines of the Kentucky Transfer Policy. If a particular course is approved for general education credit, a two-letter general education category designation follows the course title. The category for which the course is approved is listed in full beneath the course description. The general education category designations are:

OC – Oral Communication
WC – Written Communication
AH – Arts and Humanities
QR – Quantitative Reasoning
NS – Natural Sciences
SB – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Please refer to the General Education section of this catalog for complete information.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or modify courses of instruction at any time.

 

Media Informatics

   •  MIN 221 Visual Fundamentals for Digital Media (3 credits)
   •  MIN 240 Introduction to Interactive Media (3 credits)
   •  MIN 244 Principles of Digital 3D Animation (3 credits)
   •  MIN 245 3D Modeling Fundamentals (3 credits)
   •  MIN 250 Analog Game Design (3 credits)
   •  MIN 252 Non-Linear Interactive Storytelling (3 credits)
   •  MIN 294 Special Introductory Topics in Media Inf (3 credits)
   •  MIN 307 3D Lighting and Texturing (3 credits)
   •  MIN 309 3D Hard Surface Modeling (3 credits)
   •  MIN 317 Virtual Sculpting for Digital Media (3 credits)
   •  MIN 320 Character Modeling (3 credits)
   •  MIN 330 Rigging and Animation (3 credits)
   •  MIN 340 Media Scripting for Interactivity (3 credits)
   •  MIN 352 Project Research Management (3 credits)
   •  MIN 360 Usability Testing for Digital Media (3 credits)
   •  MIN 375 Computer Games and Digital Society (3 credits)
   •  MIN 381 Computer-Mediated Communication (3 credits)
   •  MIN 394 Topics: Media Informatics (3 credits)
   •  MIN 396 Internship: Media Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  MIN 417 Adv. Virtual Sculpting for Digital Media (3 credits)
   •  MIN 420 Professional Practices (3 credits)
   •  MIN 426 Advanced Digital Compositing (3 credits)
   •  MIN 430 Advanced Rigging and Animation (3 credits)
   •  MIN 440 Advanced Media Interactivity (3 credits)
   •  MIN 445 Intermediate 3D Modeling and Animation (3 credits)
   •  MIN 452 Advanced Portfolio Production (3 credits)
   •  MIN 475 Advanced 3D Animation and Gaming (3 credits)
   •  MIN 492 Directed Research or Creative Work (0-6 credits)
   •  MIN 495 Study Abroad (1-3 credits)
   •  MIN 496 Senior Practicum (3 credits)
   •  MIN 499 Independent Study (1-3 credits)