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Course Information and Descriptions
DMD 273
Advanced Electronic
3 Hours
Graphic Publishing (2-2)
This course is designed as an advanced study of two dimensional
design principles for creating page layout. The course will provide
students the opportunity to develop a complete print identity design
system in support of a marketing strategy including strategies of
consumer decision-making. Students will develop all aspects
including a fully functioning prototype for a variety of different
client needs. The course will look into the mass production issues as
well as specialty types of print packages.
Prerequisite: ART 271 and Basic Algebra Readiness
Course fee
DMD 277 Digital Media Delivery (2-2)
3 Hours
This advanced-level course will examine various software programs
and techniques for generating, delivering and managing
streaming/live media content. Students will learn digital media data
types, compression technologies and streaming technologies. Tools
and techniques for graphics and audio/video capture will be
reviewed. Students will also explore applications for building content
sharing in a networked environment. They will build a prototype
Web application with streamed/live media as a final project.
Prerequisite: DMD 116 and DMD 173 OR DMD 233 and College
Reading and Writing Readiness OR Consent of Instructor
Course fee
DMD 279 Packaging Design (2-2)
3 Hours
This course is designed as an overview of two dimensional design
principles for creating three-dimensional packaging. The history of
design packaging and strategies of consumer decision-making will
be explored. The course will provide students the opportunity to
develop a complete package identity design system in support of a
marketing strategy. Students will develop all aspects including a
fully functioning prototype for a variety of different client needs.
The course will look into the mass production issues as well as
specialty types of packaging.
Prerequisite: Basic Algebra Readiness, DMD 174, and DMD 273
Course fee
DMD 299
Selected Topics in Digital Media
and Design (Variable)
1-3 Hours
This course addresses the in-depth study of special topics in digital
media and design that explore cutting-edge knowledge, concepts and
techniques, and new developments in the industry. Course content
will vary depending on the topic being studied.
Course fee
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Social Sciences Division, Room A244, (847) 543-2047
ECE 115
Music Activities for Young Children (3-0)
3 Hours
This course emphasizes the role of music in the early childhood
program through descriptive lecture and experiential music activities.
The sequence of children’s musical development and the relationship
between early music exposure and children’s physical, social/
emotional, and cognitive development will be covered. Skills in
singing, listening, creative movement, and using rhythm instruments
will be developed. Previous music experience is not required.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
248
ECE 116
Creative Activities (2-2)
3 Hours
This course focuses on facilitating creative activities and
environments for young children ages three through eight. Course
includes experiences in art, music, language arts, science,
mathematics, and dramatic/social play. Each class involves
discussion of child development theory, hands-on experiences in
planning and implementing appropriate activities, exchange of ideas,
and collaborative strategies.
Note: Materials fee required.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
ECE 117
Creative Activities for
Infants and Toddlers (3-0)
3 Hours
This course focuses on developing appropriate creative experiences
and environments for children from birth through age three. Content
includes choosing quality books, planning and implementing sensory
activities, music and movement experiences, language play, exposure
to the natural world, developing fine and gross motor skills,
exploring art media, pretend play, and social interaction.
Note: Materials fee required.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
Course fee
ECE 121
Introduction to Early
Childhood Education (3-0)
3 Hours
This survey course provides an overview of early childhood care and
education including historical and cultural perspectives, organization,
structure, programming, and evidence-based practices. Professional
and evidence-based practices of highly-qualified early childhood
educators are outlined with an emphasis on their ability to enhance
development and learning of each and every child between the ages
of birth and eight. Considerations for diversity of culture, language,
race, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, and ability will be
included. Students are required to complete field observations in
diverse early childhood settings.
Note: Students are required to complete 15 daytime field
observation hours. Current Illinois State Police criminal
background check required.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ECE 124
Child Development for Educators (3-0)
3 Hours
This course provides an overview of the theory and principles of
human growth and development from conception through
adolescence. Content includes an in-depth study of the interrelatedness of physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of
development. Development is studied in the context of family,
gender, culture, language, ability, socioeconomics, diversity, and
society. Special emphasis will be on the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky,
Erikson, and Gardner with implications for applied classroom
practice.
Four field observations are required.
ECE 124 and EDU 124 are cross-listed.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ECE 132
Professional Ethics in
Early Childhood Education (1-0)
1 Hour
This course acquaints the student with the importance of professional
ethics in early childhood education as they apply to children,
families, colleagues, community/society and administrators. Students
will develop skill in making responsible professional judgments
based on the Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young
Children.
Prerequisite: ECE 121 (C or better)