WEST Studies

Courses

WEST 100 Introduction to Digital Design Tools 3.0 Credits

This introductory level course will provide the technical background for creative and professional digital communication on several platforms. Students will examine basic elements of design through the use of print and web based programs including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Powerpoint, Word Press and Constant Contact. Students will explore the current potentials, limitations, and issues related to the use of computer software for design application.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

WEST 105 Deciding Design & Media 3.0 Credits

This course concentrates on the observation and exlploration of majors in Media Arts & Design as explored in the class offerings at Westphal College. Students will record personal observations and will use reflective writing to develop more informed impressions of disciplines.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

WEST 210 Innovative Problem Solving 4.0 Credits

A seminar course that examines different methods of problem solving and its role across disciplines. The intention is to give the student a basis with which interdisciplinary projects can be approached in an innovative way and problem solving can be examined from multiple viewpoints.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

WEST 220 Multimodal Research 4.0 Credits

This course will develop student’s critical thinking skills through examining research and information gathering models. The topics around which students will gather, analyze and synthesize information include: Systems and the Environment, Community Interaction, Technology and Problem Solving.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

WEST 310 Active Learning and Exploration 4.0 Credits

Provides faculty guidance to enable students to identify and investigate an aspect of an interdisciplinary problem that they have identified. May include establishment of philosophical base, data collection, study of comparable or similar problems, writing of a project program, and preliminary project development. Includes interdisciplinary panel presentation.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: WEST 210 [Min Grade: D] and WEST 220 [Min Grade: C]

WEST 320 Active Engagement Projects 4.0 Credits

Students will explore, with faculty guidance an interdisciplinary problem solving based project that will be related to an area of interest and broader goals that they have identified as part of WEST 310 Active Learning and Exploration. The students will thoroughly explore the subject and execute the project through a variety of media and platforms.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: WEST 315 [Min Grade: C]

WEST 399 Independent Study Westphal 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in an area related to a major within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 21 credits

WEST 465 Special Topics in Media, Arts and Design 0.5-12.0 Credits

Interdisciplinary course involving topics that cross department boundaries in the College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 21 credits

WEST I199 Independent Study in WEST 12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in an area related to a major within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST I299 Independent Study in WEST 12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in an area related to a major within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST I399 Independent Study in WEST 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in an area related to a major within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 21 credits

WEST I499 Independent Study in WEST 12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in an area related to a major within the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST T180 Special Topics in WEST Studies 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST T280 Special Topics in WEST Studies 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST T380 Special Topics in WEST Studies 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WEST T480 Special Topics in WEST Studies 0.5-12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 7 times for 21 credits

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