New Classes

From Animal Research to Game Asset Creation, these are just a few of the new class offerings for Summer and Fall at College of DuPage.

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Summer 2018 - New Classes

Anesthesia Tech Clinical III
(ANES 1530 001)

Students will receive advanced hands-on experience with a mentor to integrate didactic knowledge for proper setup, breakdown, and assistance for general, regional, and procedural sedation cases. Prerequisite: Admission to the program is required. Concurrent enrollment in Anesthesia Technology 1503 is required.

Architectural Design Build
(ARCH 2302 001)

Exploration of design and construction through the creation of a temporary architectural structure. Includes process of problem analysis and evaluation to generate concepts, develop solutions, and then build an architectural object. Some Saturday build days will be required. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architecture 1311 or consent of instructor.

Animal Research in Field
(BIOLO 1200 FS062)

Students will be introduced to field-based animal research by providing the opportunity to directly
observe and model how ecologists study wildlife in their natural habitats. The field component of
the course is held at an ecological research station where students will accompany several research teams as they conduct experiments and gather data on various animal species. Outdoor learning experiences will emphasize some of the latest research trends shaping the fields of animal behavior, field ecology, conservation biology and wildlife management. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

French Country Cooking
(CULIN 1863 FS065)

Culinary traditions and cultural immersion in the French countryside includes hands-on cooking classes, demonstrations, lectures, and customs. Visits to local markets, villages, artisan producers and restaurants focus on regional cooking styles and heritage of the French table.

Eye Care Assistant III
(EYE 1103 HYB01)

Assistant III will reinforce concepts and expand upon clinical experiences. Differentiation between blindness and partial blindness, impact of sight and potential reading problems in children, and tests used to evaluate vision will be presented. Preparation for the certification examination is included. Prerequisite: Eye Care Assistant 1102 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

The Art of Seeing
(PHOTO 1820 005)

An unconventional compositional photography class that uses a unique/outside the box approach to sharpen your image making skills.

Peru Culture
(HUMNT 1800 FS075)

Journey from Lima to Machu Picchu and back to Lima to explore Andean culture in Peru. Experience the intermingling of cultures and delve into the fascinating history of Cusco, see fabled Machu Picchu, discover ancient techniques of salt collection in Maras, and walk amid the impressive ruins of Pisac's archeological complex and Ollantaytambo. Classes: May 16 and July 24 (6 to 8:50 p.m.). Field Study: July 26 to Aug. 3. *Please note that due to the final flight schedule, students leave Peru Aug. 3 but return to the US very early on Aug. 4.* Fee: $3,245 (includes all airfare, transfers, hotels, land transportation, entrance fees, cultural activities and most meals). Tuition is extra. Information: Edith Jaco,
(630) 942-3332, email: or Eva Maria Raepple, (630) 942-3983, email:


FALL 2018 New Classes


Glass Fusing and Slumping
(ART 1823 004)

Introduction to glass fusing and slumping processes to make small and moderately sized glass
objects. Exploration of the sculptural and optical properties of glass as forms of art and functional design. Includes kiln forming techniques, glass forms, glass types, and glass capabilities. Prerequisite: Art 1101 or consent of instructor.

Time Based Media I
(ART 2281 007)

An introduction to the concepts and approaches to Time-Based (4D) Media. Students will develop a broader vocabulary in this area through creation of work in experimental sound editing, video, projection, performance, and installation. Emphasis will be placed on individual conceptual development and art as response to the world around us through interdisciplinary explorations of contemporary issues. Prerequisite: Art 1105 with a grade of C or better, or Art 1151 with a grade of C or better, or Art 1152 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Game Asset Creation and File Optimization
(CIS 1212-001)

This course covers the most up-to-date methods in developing functional audio and visual assets for games, as well as file optimization, file conversion and asset porting techniques. Topics in game asset creation and file optimization include functional 2D/3D asset creation, shaders, rigging, audio, file types, file conversions, file optimization, and file porting to game engines.

Central Sterile Process & Distribution
CSPD 1112 NET01

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of central/sterile processing, supplies, services, and distribution of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Successful completion of the course allows eligibility to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) National Provisional Examination as well as the Certification Board of Sterile
Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification Examination. Prerequisite: Students must currently work in a central sterile service department, performing all duties within decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution.

Culinary Applications for Special Diets
(CULIN 1105 003)

Cooking methods and techniques to plan and prepare special diets. Course inclusive of nutrition, taste, and healthy ingredients, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan meals. Ingredient substitutions in basic recipes will be prepared.

Middle School Teaching
(EDUCA 1820 HYB01)

Information literacy skills are important for our professional, academic, and personal lives. The amount of information that exists these days is staggering. This course is designed to help the student understand the organization of information and the research process by analyzing and using the different research tools available. The student will practice critical thinking skills when designing research strategies and evaluating information sources. The student will apply the methods of
citing sources and understand the problems inherent to the ethical use of information, including copyright law and plagiarism. Hybrid format: a blend of traditional classroom and
alternative instruction.

Business German
(GERMA 2820 HYB10)

Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor.

Asian Thought
(PHILO 2155 001) (RELIG 2155 001)

Introductory overview of selected philosophical and religious systems of Asia. Emphasizes the conceptual and intellectual foundations of a variety of Asian traditions, and includes consideration of the historical and cultural contexts that shape them. Philosophy 1100 and/or Religious Studies 1100 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

(PHYS 1803 FS003 FS012, FS091)

Students will prepare for and participate in hiking activities in a variety of different environments and terrains. Wilderness survival techniques and environmental issues will also be covered.

(PHYS 1812 FS024)

Students will prepare for and participate in fundamental skills of kayaking, including basic strokes, safety, and kayak camping.




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