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The Bachelor of Science in Instructional Technology

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.

The department has prepared a suggested Four Year Advising Plan to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, American Institutions, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Communication Studies

Course Requirements for the Major: 53 units

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


4 courses required:

CDES    001    Introduction to Communication    3.0    FS

This course is the same as JOUR 001 which may be substituted.

CDES    002    Principles of Comm Design    3.0    FS

CDES    107    Technology and Communication    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 002.

CDES    126    Communication Criticism    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.


Instructional Design: 18 units

6 courses required:

CDES    150    Intro Design Instruct/Training    3.0    FS

CDES    152    Media for Instruction/Training    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 150 or concurrent enrollment or faculty permission.

CDES    271    Performance Analysis    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 150; CDES 252; or faculty permission.

CDES    272    Desgn & Develop of Instruct Prod    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 271 or faculty permission.

CDES    273    Eval Instruct Products & Program    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 272 or faculty permission.

CDES    274    Res, Theory, App in INST    3.0    FS

Technical Skills: 11 units

4 courses required:

CDES    003    Writing for Electronic Media    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 001.

CDES    023    Visual Communication Concepts    2.0    FS

CDES    066    Introduction to Audio in Media    3.0    FS

CDES    092    Intro Photo Com & Dig Imaging    3.0    FS

Media Emphasis: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

Select both courses from one of the following groups.

Print Group

CDES    186A    Digital Pre-publishing I    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 010, CDES 080, or faculty permission.

CDES    186B    Digital Pre-publishing II    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 186A.

Video Group

CDES    168A    Field Video Production    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 003, CDES 066, CDES 092; CDES 040, CDES 065 (both with a grade of C or better).

CDES    168B    Studio Video Production    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: CDES 168A.

Multimedia Group

CDES    270A    Intro Multimedia Dsgn & Develop    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy; faculty permission.

CDES    270B    Adv Multimedia Dsgn & Develop    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: CDES 270A.

Distance Education Group

CDES    269    New Telecom Technology    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: Senior standing or faculty permission.

CDES    286    Info & Comm Technologies    3.0    FS

Additional Courses: 6 units

2 courses selected from:

Select both courses from one of the following groups.

Organizational Group

MGMT    131    Human Resource Management    3.0    FS

MGMT    150    Organizational Behavior    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MGMT    151    Organizational Design    3.0    Inq

Prerequisites: MGMT 180.

MGMT    180    Managing People, Bus Proc, & Chg    3.0    FS

MGMT    242    Managing Differences    3.0    FS

Psychology Group

PSY    175    Brain/Mind/Behavior    3.0    FA *

PSY    205    Psychology of Learning    3.0    FS

PSY    210    Appl Psy: Learning/Intellectual    3.0    Inq

PSY    214    Psychology of Teaching    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PSY 202; faculty permission.

PSY    260    Industrial/Organizational Psych    3.0    FS

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.