The Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Admissions to the BS in Instructional Design and Technology is currently suspended. Please contact the department of Communication Design to learn the current status of this program. Note: The highlighted is different from what appears in the printed catalog. What is displayed is current and correct.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major advisor or view it and other current advising information at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Communication Design.

Course Requirements for the Major: 53 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Major Core Program: 18 units

6 courses required:

CDES 101 Introduction to Communication 3.0 FS

This course is also offered as JOUR 101.

CDES 102 Principles of Communication Design 3.0 FS
CDES 103 Writing for Electronic Media 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
CDES 206 Introduction to Photography and Digital Imaging 3.0 FS
CDES 303 Communication Criticism 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
CDES 307 Technology and Communication 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 102.

Additional Units Required: 35 units

Instructional Design: 18 units

6 courses required:

CDES 271 Media and Learning 3.0 FS
CDES 272 Media for Instruction and Training 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 271 or concurrent enrollment or faculty permission. Students taking the course for the Minor in Education should request faculty permission.
CDES 473 Design and Development of Instructional Products 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 272.
CDES 474 Evaluation of Instructional Products and Programs 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 473 or faculty permission.
CDES 475 Performance Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 473.
CDES 476 Research, Theory, and Application of Instructional Technology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 473.

Technical Skills: 5 units

2 courses required:

CDES 131 Visual Communication Concepts 2.0 FS
CDES 216 Introduction to Digital Audio in Media 3.0 FS

Media Emphasis: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

Select both courses from one of the following groups.

Video Group

CDES 366 Field Video Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 103, CDES 206, CDES 216; CDES 141, CDES 261 (both with a grade of C or higher).
CDES 464 Advanced Video Editing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.
CDES 466 Studio Video Production 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 366.

Multimedia Group

CDES 222 Introduction to WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 FS
CDES 314 Introduction to Multimedia Design and Development 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, faculty permission.
CDES 322 Advanced WWW Design and Publishing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
CDES 414 Advanced Multimedia Design and Development 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CDES 314.

Additional Courses: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

CDES 317 Information and Communication Technologies 3.0 FS
CDES 319 New Telecommunication Technologies 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: Senior standing or faculty permission.
CDES 327 Visual Information Design 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CDES 214, CDES 282.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 350 Managing Employee Effectiveness 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
PSYC 362 Psychology of Learning 3.0 FS
PSYC 414 Psychology of Teaching 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: A course in developmental psychology, faculty permission.
PSYC 494 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3.0 Inq

Please see the Electives, Grading, and Advising Requirements under the BA in Communication Studies.

Please see Honors in the Major under the BA in Communication Studies.