Audio Production and Technology—Courses

Sound

PH 1090 - The Physics Behind Music

Physics concepts and methods associated with musical instruments, musical recording, and musical acoustics are discussed at an introductory level. Topics include periodic motion, normal modes and resonance, superposition and Fourier series, waves, sound and acoustics, magnetism and electromagnetic induction, and topics from non-linear physics. Course is also offered online on demand in spring and summer semesters.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)

PH 1091 - The Physics Behind Music Lab

A companion hands-on lab course covering topics from PH1090.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1090(C)

FA 1662 - Introduction to Audio Production

An introduction to hands-on creative and technical work in sound. Work covers script analysis, story telling approaches, dialog direction and editing, sound effect and ambiance design, music integration and DAW based mixing.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall

FA 1664 - Introduction to Music Mixing

A hands-on introduction to mixing music with emphasis on the support of musical principles and style. Students develop a technical understanding of and practice the manipulation of volume, frequency, dynamics, pitch, and time to support the focus, rhythm, melody, and mood of a wide variety of musical styles.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring

FA 1702 - Lighting and Sound Technology

Overview of the basics of theatrical lighting, stage electrics, audio systems, and techniques for theatrical production. Focus on practical application of static and automated lighting for a theatrical production, including instrumentation and control. Introduction to live sound reinforcement, recording, and complex playback.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

FA 3730 - Sound Design

Introduction to designing sound through design projects. Focuses on fundamental technical understanding, practical design presentation techniques, specific drafting conventions, exploration of sound equipment, designer/ director/artist relationships, script analysis and design concepts, and design history.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1662 and FA 1664 and FA 1702

FA 3731 - Live Sound Design Intensive

Students design, install, program, run, and record a major live production. Sound will be an essential part of the story telling experience requiring a close relationship with the actors and extensive integration with other design elements.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Sound Design, Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Theatre & Electr. Media Perf., Audio Production & Technology; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1662 and FA 1664 and FA 1702 and FA 2662 and FA 3730

FA 3740 - Recording

Hands-on learning in the art of the recording engineer. Students develop an understanding of pop and classical recording approaches, skills to decide which approach is appropriate for a given task, and the technical knowledge necessary to implement the chosen approach.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Sound Design, Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Theatre & Electr. Media Perf., Audio Production & Technology
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1662 and FA 1664 and FA 1702

FA 3975 - Portfolio Development

Techniques for building and presenting an electronic and hardcopy design and technical professional portfolio for the theatre and entertainment industry. The final result of the course will be a portfolio of all work to date.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

FA 4740 - Transducer Theory

In depth study of Microphone and Loudspeaker design as it applies to usage in recording and live sound reinforcement with an emphasis on interaction with the acoustical environment.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Sound Design, Audio Production & Technology
Co-Requisite(s): FA 4741
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1702 and FA 2662 and FA 3730 and PH 1090

FA 4741 - Transducer Theory Lab

Laboratory to practice the application of loudspeaker and microphone principles. Designed to be taken concurrently with FA4740 Transducer Theory.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Sound Design, Audio Production & Technology
Co-Requisite(s): FA 4740

Music

FA 2500 - Music Theory I

Introduction to music fundamentals, including musical notation; major, minor and modal scales; intervals; and rhythm. Provides ear training and development of sight-singing capabilities. Introduces music writing, both manual and using computers. Utilizes Computer-Assisted Music Instruction Lab.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer

FA 2501 - Basic Musicianship: Skill Acquisition in Music Reading, Sight-Singing, and Ear-Training

Skill acquisition in music reading, sight-singing, ear-training, conducting and formal analysis. Introduction to melodic and rhythmic performance systems. An aural reinforcement of concepts taught in FA2500.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall

FA 2570 - Music Lessons for Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Voice, Guitar

Private music instruction on brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments, and harp, piano, voice, and guitar. Separate course fee required. One semester may be counted toward General Education Co-Curricular requirements. After enrolling, email lessons@mtu.edu.
Credits: 0.5; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

FA 3501 - Advanced Musicianship

Fluency in reading, analyzing, and interpreting orchestral, band, and choral music scores; principles and techniques of conducting a music ensemble; live conducting experiences with music ensembles; in-depth analysis of live and recorded classical, jazz, and rock music; fundamentals of musicianship.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 2500

FA 3560 - Music History

Developments in Western music from antiquity to the present. Includes a brief examination of pre-Christian, medieval, and Renaissance music. Concentrates on musical development of the baroque, classical, romantic, and twentieth-century periods. Emphasizes the relationship between music expression and society, including non-Western influences.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1002 or UN 1003

Theatre and Film

FA 1701 - Backstage Technology

Overview of the basic techniques, theories, and terminology of technical theatre. Focus on practical application of stagecraft and rigging for a theatrical production, safety in technical theatre, physical theatre structures, production processes, and theatre organization.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

HU 2324 - Introduction to Film

Focuses on film narration and style within social, cultural, and historical contexts. Emphasizes critical engagement with film through discussion, presentations, and written analysis. May include small video production projects and opportunities to interact with filmmakers and industry professionals.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

FA 2701 - Drafting for the Entertainment Industry

Basics of hand drafting conventions and standards used in the entertainment industry. Focus on design and technical techniques for views such as: ground plans, elevations, sections, detail drawings, orthographic projections, scale perspective drawings. Introduces industry-specific CAD programs.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer

FA 3880 - Readings in Dramatic Literature

An examination of dramatic literature with an emphasis on theatre production. Students will examine a selection of plays each semester. Students can repeat the course up to four times; each semester examines different plays.
Credits: 1.0; Repeatable to a Max of 4
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Theatre & Entertain Tech (BA), Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Sound Design, Theatre & Electr. Media Perf., Audio Production & Technology; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Business and Communication (choose 6 credits)

HU 3820 - Interpersonal Communication

Examines practices and issues of relational communication and encourages critical awareness of common assumptions. Topics include verbal and nonverbal cues, conflict models, friendship, intimacy, and the interpersonal significance of race, gender, class, and disability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

HU 3840 - Organizational Communication

An approach to understanding organizations in their socio-historical contexts from a variety of theoretical perspectives in communication. Explores meanings, roles, relations, interactions, and structures from a communication perspective.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring

HU 3120 - Technical and Professional Communication

A study of written and oral communication in technical and scientific environments; emphasizes audience, writing processes, genres of scientific and technical discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral report(s). Computer Intensive.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 or UN 2001

BUS 2200 - Business Law

Provides an understanding of the legal basis of contracts and their enforcement in the areas of general contracts, contracts of commercial sales and of agency, and commercial paper.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

FA 3650 - Stage Management

Procedures and skills for effective stage management of theatrical productions, including coordination of performers and technicians during rehearsal and performance periods. Instruction in stage manager's notation used for blocking, scene shifts, and cues for lighting, sound, special effects, and performers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1701 and FA 1702

MGT 3650 - Intellectual Property Management

Covers principles of intellectual property lawy, addressing managerial and policy issues in copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patents. Readings and discussions also cover how these property and legal systems impact the balance between property exclusivity, technological innovation and public access.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

MGT 3800 - Entrepreneurship

Covers management issues associated with establishing a successful new enterprises as a small businesses or part of an existing firm. Emphasizes learning through creation of a business plan as well as case studies that develop an understanding of opportunity recognition, entrepreneurial teams, reward systems, financing alternatives, family ventures, ethical and legal contractual considerations, and resource needs.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

MIS 2000 - IS/IT Management

Focuses on the theory and application of the information-systems discipline within an organizational context, and identifies the roles of management, users, and information systems professionals. Covers the use of information systems and implications for decision support to improve business processes, and addresses the ethical, legal, and social issues of IT.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Pre-Requisite(s): BUS 1100 or BA 1100 or CS 1121 or CS 1131 or ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100) or SAT 1200

MKT 3000 - Principles of Marketing

Emphasizes decisions made in developing both strategic and tactical marketing plans. Uses computer simulations, experiential learning assignments, and marketing plan development to demonstrate principles of market segmentation, product development, pricing, distribution planning, and promotion.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Professional Engagement

FA 2663 - Career Development

Provides students the opportunity to attend professional events which contribute to the development of their careers. Students will experience seminars, workshops, performance opportunities, competitions, and may perform services and interact with professionals at such events as KCACTF, AES, USITT, and URTA.
Credits: 1.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Sound Design, Theatre & Entertain Tech (BS), Theatre & Electr. Media Perf., Audio Production & Technology

FA 3663 - Professional Presentation

Provides students the opportunity to present at professional events which contribute to the development of their careers. Students will prepare and present design, technical, or performance projects, papers, and/or posters to be viewed and critiqued by professionals at such events as KCACTF, AES, USITT, and URTA.
Credits: 1.0; Repeatable to a Max of 4
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 3700(C) or FA 3730(C) or FA 3750(C) or FA 3760(C)

Application Coursework – choose one path:

Production – 8 credits

FA 2661 - Backstage Practicum

Open to students selected for the crew of a mainstage theatre production sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Positions on stage crews are open to all MTU students. Work assignments will be made by the technical director of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.
Credits: variable to 3.0; May be repeated
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

FA 2662 - Sound Practicum

Students get hands-on experience working in live and recorded sound as well as in system maintenance and design. This work is done ina simulated internship experience. Students are expected to take this course multiple times and work towards leadership positions.
Credits: variable to 3.0; May be repeated
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1702 and (FA 1662 or FA 1664)

FA 3662 - Advanced Sound Practicum

Open to students who take significant responsibility for sound on a major production, such as sound designer, recording engineer, live sound engineer.
Credits: variable to 3.0; May be repeated
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of instructor required
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1662 and FA 1664 and FA 1702 and FA 2662 and FA 3730

FA 3732 - Audio Creative Lab

A creative lab for students interested in the aural arts. Students will be challenged to create sound designs and compositions in response to various aesthetic, dramatic, and philosophical goals for radio, multimedia, and live performance.
Credits: 1.0; Repeatable to a Max of 4
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1662 and FA 1664 and FA 1702 and FA 3730

Enterprise – 8 credits

FA 2662 - Sound Practicum

Students get hands-on experience working in live and recorded sound as well as in system maintenance and design. This work is done ina simulated internship experience. Students are expected to take this course multiple times and work towards leadership positions.
Credits: variable to 3.0; May be repeated
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1702 and (FA 1662 or FA 1664)

ENT 2950 - Enterprise Project Work I

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Second-year students are responsible for achieving some prescribed objectives and performing critical analysis of data.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

ENT 2960 - Enterprise Project Work II

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Second- year students are responsible for achieving some prescribed objectives and performing critical analysis of data.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

ENT 3950 - Enterprise Project Work III

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world design projects or problems. Third-year students will practice designing approaches to solve problems and develop procedures to achieve specified project objectives.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior

ENT 4900 - Senior Enterprise Project Work V Non-Capstone

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world projects or problems of significance to industry, government and communities. Fourth-year students gain experience in defining project objectives and planning strategies to achieve these objectives, and leading teams to accomplish project goals. This course is for non-engineering majors.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-6)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

ENT 4910 - Senior Enterprise Project Work VI Non-Capstone

Interdisciplinary teams work as part of an enterprise to address real-world projects or problems of significance to industry, government and communities. Fourth-year students gain experience in defining project objectives and planning strategies to achieve these objectives, and leading teams to accomplish project goals. This course is for non-engineering majors.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-6)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

Technology Coursework – Take 38 Credits

Core Technology

EET 2220 - Electronic Devices & Circuits

Introduction to solid-state electronic devices and their application. Studies diodes, transistors and operational amplifier ICs. Transistor biasing, temperature stabilization and gain calculations of single and multistage amplifiers. Studies power amplifiers, frequency response, heat sinking and power supply design.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 2120

EET 3225 - Special Electronic Devices

An advanced course in the study of linear integrated circuits. Includes op amps, comparators, wave form generators, timers and regulators. Emphasizes practical applications, including the interface of time-continuous measures to the discrete digital world.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 2220

CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming I

Starting point of the computer science programs. A high-level, object-oriented programming language is introduced as a problem-solving tool. Topics include design, coding, documentation, debugging, and testing of programs. Programming assignments are given in both a closed lab setting and as homework.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT Mathematics >= 650

MA 1161 - Calculus Plus w/ Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, data and numerics, and graphical concepts and is similar to MA1160, going at a slower pace and incorporating cooperative learning study skills.
Credits: 5.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ACT Mathematics >= 26 or SAT Mathematics >= 600

Choose 2 Technology Focus Areas (15-19 credits)

EET 1

EET 2220 - Electronic Devices & Circuits

Introduction to solid-state electronic devices and their application. Studies diodes, transistors and operational amplifier ICs. Transistor biasing, temperature stabilization and gain calculations of single and multistage amplifiers. Studies power amplifiers, frequency response, heat sinking and power supply design.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 2120

EET 3225 - Special Electronic Devices

An advanced course in the study of linear integrated circuits. Includes op amps, comparators, wave form generators, timers and regulators. Emphasizes practical applications, including the interface of time-continuous measures to the discrete digital world.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 2220

EET 2 (requires EET 1 focus area)

EET 3281 - Electrical Project Development and Troubleshooting

Covers soldering, component layout, printed circuit board artwork, troubleshooting, electrical and environmental factors in design as well as an overview of the practical methods used by industry to process projects. The student designs and fabricates a circuit board and assembles a project.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 2220

EET 3367 - Communication Systems

Basic course in communication systems. Topics include noise designation and calculation, bandwidth, frequency domain analysis, oscillators, AM/FM analysis, AM/FM transmission and reception, superheterodyne principle, and SSB.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): EET 3225

CS

CS 2311 - Discrete Structures

Presents fundamental concepts in discrete structures that are used in computer science. Topics include sets, trees, graphs, functions, relations, recurrences, proof techniques, logic, combinatorics, and probability.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): (CS 1122 or CS 1131) and (MA 1135 or MA 1160 or MA 1161)

CS 2321 - Data Structures

Presents fundamental concepts in data structures. Topics include abstract data types (priority queues, dictionaries and graphs) and their implementations, algorithm analysis, sorting, text processing, and object oriented design. A significant programming project is assigned.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): CS 1122 or CS 1131

Math

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

Physics

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)

PH 1200 - Physics by Inquiry II

Experiments covering Coulomb's law, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, induction, and geometric optics are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method.
Credits: 1.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100 or PH 1111 or PH 1141 or PH 1161

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 2160(C))

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

SAT

SAT 1610 - Computer and Operating Systems Architecture

Fundamentals of computer organization, operating system architecture, PC/WS major subassemblies, PC and server configuration planning, power interfaces, system assembly/set-up, connection of peripherals, installing fundamental operating system software, system testing/debugging and planning and installation of application software portfolios.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Computer Network & System Admn, Audio Production & Technology
Pre-Requisite(s): SAT 1200

SAT 2343 - Network Administration I

Introduction to basic networking concepts and implementation. Topics include OSI model, subnetting, network addressing, data encapsulation, network topologies, and basic configuration of networking hardware including cabling, bridges, routers, and other communications.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
Pre-Requisite(s): SAT 1610

Acoustics (requires Math focus area)

MET 2120 - Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics includes the study of forces, analysis of simple structures, equilibrium, moment of inertia, and friction. Materials considers stress and strain under axial, torsional, and bending loads. Laboratory exercises include materials testing and problem solving.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)) and (PH 1140 or PH 1110)

MET 2130 - Dynamics

Particle and rigid plane body kinematics and kinetics covers inertia force, work-energy-power and impulse-momentum methods. Emphasizes development of student skills in problem definition and problem solving.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MET 2120

MEEM 4704 - Acoustics and Noise Control

Analysis and solution of practical environmental noise problems. Fundamental concepts of sound generation and propagation, the unwanted effects of noise, assessment of sound quality, and source-path-receiver concepts in noise control. Lecture, measurement laboratory, and team project directed at solving a real noise problem under a client's sponsorship.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): MA 3160 and MEEM 2700

Theatre Technology

FA 3701 - Advanced Backstage Technology

Techniques, theories, and terminology of technical theatre. Focus on practical application of advanced stagecraft through safety, woodworking, metalworking, budgeting, project management, and shop management.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1701

FA 3750 - Lighting Design

Fundamentals of designing theatrical lighting through various explorations and projects. Focus on professional design development and presentation techniques: theatrical drafting conventions, light sketches, plots. Also, designer/director relationships, script analysis, research, design concepts/history. Students are introduced to a mainstage theatre design.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2005-2006 academic year
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1702

FA 4701 - Stage Mechanics and Rigging

Practical application and theory of stage mechanics and rigging. Emphasis will be placed on theatrical systems such as line-sets, turntables, and scenery lifts. Course will also explore automation through pneumatics, hydraulics, and motor control.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
Pre-Requisite(s): FA 1701