Textbooks required for DigiPen Institute of Technology courses are available at the University of Washington Bookstore in Seattle located at 4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA.

Books can be purchased either in the store or online at http://www.ubookstore.com. The University Bookstore also will purchase used textbooks during the finals week of every semester if the book is being used the next semester and stock is needed, students may receive up to 50% of the new price.

All of the books below are available on 4-hour reserve in the library, and those noted are available in electronic format free to faculty and currently enrolled DigiPen students via Ebook Central and Safari. If you need help with logging in to view our ebooks, please email library@digipen.edu.

Book titles preceded by an asterisk (*) indicate that a newer edition is available, and older editions are only available used.

Spring 2019 Textbook List

ANI — Animation Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ANI 101 A (MORGAN)

ANI 151 A, B, C (DE FATO)

ANI 151 D, E, F (MORGAN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ANI 300 A (KAUFMAN)
  • ANI 350 A (KAUFMAN)
  • ANI 397 A (JANDRO)
  • ANI 450 A (O'BRIEN)


ART — Art Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ART 101 A (WEATHERLY)

  • Required:
    • None

ART 120 A, D, F (MOODY)

ART 130 A, E (FINNERTY)

  • Required:
    • None

ART 151 A, C, E (LONGO)

ART 151 B, D (ROSSANO)

ART 228 A (ROSSANO)

ART 234 (KOTZEBUE)

ART 528 A (ROSSANO)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ART 105 A (ESWANGSTU)
  • ART 111 A (TURNER)
  • ART 113 A (TURNER)
  • ART 120 B, E (PARRY)
  • ART 120 C (KANG-O’HIGGINS)
  • ART 125 F (MLOREFICE)
  • ART 130 B (PARRY)
  • ART 130 C, F (LOREFICE)
  • ART 130 D (KANG-O’HIGGINS)
  • ART 150 A, C, E (HOOPER)
  • ART 150 B, D (WEATHERLY)
  • ART 226 A (ADEFATO)
  • ART 230 A (DPARRY)
  • ART 240 A (GANULIN)
  • ART 251 A (KMIEC)
  • ART 251 B, C (RUELOS)
  • ART 251 D (ANDRIST)
  • ART 300 A, B (RUBEL)
  • ART 301 A (RUELOS)
  • ART 310 A, B (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 350 A, B (BOGATY)
  • ART 350 C (KOTZEBUE)
  • ART 360 A (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 400 A (GANULIN)
  • ART 401 A (JTHACKER)
  • ART 401 B (SURPRISE)
  • ART 503 A (ADEFATO)
  • ART 504 A, B (BOGATY)
  • ART 520 A (LONGO)
  • ART 522 A (KMIEC)
  • ART 550 A (HOOPER)
  • ART 702 A (FINNERTY)
  • ART 704 A (MHENNE)


CG - Computer Graphics Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • CG 102 A, B, C (MLU)
  • CG 102 D (ANDRIST)
  • CG125 A, B, C, D (SIEGEL)
  • CG 130 A (NELSON)
  • CG 201 A (HAGHIRI)
  • CG 225 A (BSAMSON)
  • CG 275 A, B, C, D (RNG)
  • CG 300 A (POPLIN)
  • CG 303 A (EVENSON)
  • CG 305 A, B (BRILEY)
  • CG 375 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 376 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 393 A (RAMS)
  • CG 395 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 397 A (DUDLEY)
  • CG 403 A, B (POPLIN)
  • CG 405 A, B (BRILEY)
  • CG 521 A (NELSON)
  • CG 595 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 596 A (RAMS)
  • CG 597 A (DUDLEY)
  • CG 605 A (BRILEY)
  • CG 661 A, B (BRILEY)
  • CG 675 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 676 A (BISHOP)


COL - College Success Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COL 101 A (TBD)
  • COL 230 A (FRANCOEUR)
  • COL 235 A (HOLCOMB)
  • COL 499 A (AHMADI)


COM - Communications Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COM 150 A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H (CHOI, TBA)
  • COM 250 A, B, C (MICHAELS)


CS - Computer Science Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CS 115 A (GHALI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 116 A (CECCI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 120 A (GHALI)

CS 170 A, B (MEAD)

CS 174 A (SCHMIDT) - TBD

CS 175 A, B (CECCI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 185 A (NUNES) - TBD

CS 212 A (AMAYRI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 225 A (NUNES) - TBD

CS 230 A, B, C (DSCHILLING)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 250 A (GHALI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 251 A (GHALI)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 261 A (SBEEMAN)

CS 280 A (VOLPER)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 300 A (HERRON)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 315 A (DAVISON)

  • Required:
    • None

CS 330 A (VOLPER)

  • Required:

CS350 (KARNICK)

CS 380 A, B (RABIN)

  • Required:
    • None
  • Recommended:
    • Game AI Pro: Collected wisdom of game AI professionals, 2014, Steven Rabin, ISBN 9781466565968, $69.95 (Note: Contact instructor for free PDF.)
    • Game AI Pro 3: Collected wisdom of game AI professionals, 2017, Steven Rabin, ISBN 9781498742580, $76.34

CS 580 A, B (RABIN)

  • Required:
    • None
  • Recommended:
    • Game AI Pro: Collected wisdom of game AI professionals, 2014, Steven Rabin, ISBN 9781466565968, $69.95 (Note: Contact instructor for free PDF.)
    • Game AI Pro 3: Collected wisdom of game AI professionals, 2017, Steven Rabin, ISBN 9781498742580, $76.34


No Textbooks Required:

  • CS 180 A (MEAD)
  • CS 200 A (HANSON)
  • CS 245 A (HANSON)
  • CS 325 A (KARNICK)
  • CS 355 A (VOLPER)
  • CS 365 A (TBA)
  • CS 375 A (LIN)
  • CS 387 (AMAYRI)
  • CS 388 A (DORGAN)
  • CS 397 A (CHACRA)
  • CS 500 A (HERRON)
  • CS 541 A (HERRON)
  • CS 550 A (SOLORZANO)
  • CS 561 A (HANSON)


DES - Design Courses

DES 105 A, B, C (HOLCOMB)

  • Required:
    • None


No Textbooks Required:

  • DES 100 A (ELLINGER, HOLCOMB)
  • DES 101 A (KAUFMAN)
  • DES 260 A, B (LUKINS)
  • DES 260 C, D (GLASER)


ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECE 110 A (JTHOMAS)

  • Required:
    • None

ECE 200 A (DUBA)

ECE 210 A (VILLARREAL)

  • Required:
    • Digital Design and Computer Architecture: ARM Edition; Sarah Harris and David Harris, ISBN 9780128000564, $89.84 (Note: Used edition may be purchased.)

ECE 225 A (VILLARREAL)

  • Required:
    • None

ECE 270 A (CTHERIAULT)

  • Required:
    • Embedded systems: Real-time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers, 4th edition; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN 9781466468863, $39.95 (Notes from Amazon: "This book is self-published and is printed on demand. The original ISBN was generated in 2012, but if you purchase the book new from CreateSpace or Amazon you will get the new version, which was uploaded January 3, 2017. This book, now in its fourth edition (January 2017), is the third in a series of three books that teach the fundamentals of embedded systems as applied to ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.")

ECE 350 A (VILLARREAL)

ECE 360L (THOMAS, VILLAREAL)

  • Required:
    • None

ECE 380 A (TBD)

  • Required:
    • None

ECE 420 (HASSARD)

ECE 460L (THOMAS, VILLAREAL)

  • Required:
    • None


No Textbooks Required:

  • ECE 101L A (SCHMIDT)


ECN – Economics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECN 100 A (HOUSHYARI)

ECN 100 B (JACKSON)

ECN 350 A (HOUSHYARI) - TBD


ENG - English Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ENG 110 A (HODGES)

ENG 116 A, B (JOLY)

  • Required:

ENG 116 C (GREWELL)

ENG 230 A (NIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction, Edited by Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, Carol McGuirk, ISBN 0819569550, $28.56

ENG 243 A, B (NIZAMANI)

ENG 440 A (MUTH)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ENG 315 A (JOLY)
  • ENG 399 A (MUTH)


FLM - Film Courses

FLM 201 A (CMOSIO)


No Textbooks Required:

  • FLM 115 A (SULLIVAN)
  • FLM 151 A, B (VANCIL)
  • FLM 210 A, B (CMOSIO)


GAM - Game Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAM 150 A, B, C (CHAMBERS)

  • Required:
    • None

GAM 250 A (EBEEMAN, RRUTHERFORD, DSCHILLING)

  • Required:
    • None


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAM 120 A, B (ELLINGER)
  • GAM 255 A (HOLCOMB)
  • GAM 350 (ORTH, CRONK)
  • GAM 450 A (SWARD)
  • GAM 541 A (FLEEGAL)
  • GAM 551 A (TBD)


GAT - Game Design and Development Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAT 261 A (HAMRICK)

GAT 399 A (WEIDLING) - TBD

  • Required:
    • Puzzlecraft: How to Make Every Kind of Puzzle, 2018, by Selinker and Snyder & developed by Weidling, ISBN TBD, $29.95


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAT 211 A, B (STOCKWELL)
  • GAT 212 A HOFFMAN
  • GAT 240 A, B, C (CRONK, RADAKOVICH)
  • GAT 250 A, B, C, D (ROWAN, MORRISON)
  • GAT 251 A (MORRISON / ROWAN/ ORTH)
  • GAT 315 A, B (CAGLE)
  • GAT 315 D (RADAKOVICH)
  • GAT 316 A, B (ROWAN / ORTH)
  • GAT 370 A (ASH)
  • GAT 399 D (ALKON)
  • GAT 399 C (MORRISON)


JPN - Japanese Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

JPN 102 A (RUSCHA)


LAW - Law Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

LAW 115 A, B, C (HENDRICKSON)


MAT - Math Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MAT 140 A (YOUNG) - TBD

MAT 150 A (LIN)

  • Required:
    • None

MAT 150 B, C (KRAFT)

  • Required:
    • None

MAT180 A (BBEDE)

  • Required:
    • None

MAT 250 A (YOUNG) - TBD

MAT 256 A (BVERMESI)

  • Required:
    • None

MAT 258 A, B (DEMETRE)

  • Required:
    • None

MAT 321 A (KLASSEN)

MAT 340 A (BVERMESI)

MAT 357 A (YOUNG) - TBD

MAT 557 A (YOUNG) - TBD

MAT 580 A (BVERMESI)

  • Required:
    • None


No Textbooks Required:

  • MAT 200 A (BOERKOEL)
  • MAT 250 B (BOERKOEL)
  • MAT 300 A (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 361 A (BOERKOEL)
  • MAT 500 A (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 561 A (BOERKOEL)


MGT - Management Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • MGT 451 A (OVERTON)


MUS - Music Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MUS 121 A (YODER)

MUS 151L A (SCHWEDLER / SAULLS)

MUS 221 A (STARK)

MUS 231 A (STARK)

  • Required:
    • The Well-Tempered Clavier, Complete: Schirmer Library of Musical Classics, Volume 2057, by Carl Czerny (Editor), Johann Sebastian Bach (composer), ISBN 9780634099212, $17.29

MUS 251 A (BROWN)

MUS 261 A (O’BENT)

MUS 290 A (BROWN)

MUS 321 A (OBENT)

MUS 351 A (GDIXON)

MUS 351L A (GDIXON)

MUS 371 A (GDIXON)

MUS 371L A (GDIXON)

MUS 399 B (LIKKEL)


No Textbooks Required:

  • MUS 110 A (RAYBURN)
  • MUS 111 A (SSTARK)
  • MUS 112 A (O’BENT)
  • MUS 113 A (O’BENT / SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 115 A (SSAULLS)
  • MUS 116 A (BSTARK)
  • MUS 116 B (LIKKEL)
  • MUS 118 A (O’BENT)
  • MUS 121L (YODER)
  • MUS 151 A (SCHWEDLER)
  • MUS 199 A (NELSON)
  • MUS 211 A (SSTARK)
  • MUS 241 A (SAULLS)
  • MUS 251L A (BROWN)
  • MUS 315 A (DIXON)
  • MUS 322 A (SAULLS)
  • MUS 331 A (DIXON)
  • MUS 341 A (DIXON)
  • MUS 399 A (SCHWEDLER)
  • MUS 410 A (SSTARK)
  • MUS 411 A (SSTARK)
  • MUS 451 A (WHITMORE / SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 451L A (WHITMORE / SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 471 A (KLASSEN)
  • MUS 471L A (KLASSEN)


PHL - Philosophy Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PHL 150 A (MADAMS)

  • Required:
    • Introducing Philosophy: A Text with Integrated Readings, 10th edition, by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins, 2012; ISBN 9780199764860, $69.73


PHY - Physics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PHY 115 A (MOHRMANN)

PHY 200 A, B (THIRUMALAI)

PHY 200L A, B, C, D (SHAH, THIRUMALAI, ROBERSON)

PHY 250 A (SHAH)

PHY 250L C (SHAH)

PHY 270 A (ROBERSON)

PHY 270L A (SOLORZANO)

PHY 321 A (ROBERSON)


No Textbooks Required:

  • PHY 199 A (LIEPERT)


PRJ - Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PRJ 201 A (DDALY)

PRJ 201 A (DDALY)

PRJ 602 A (HERMANOWSKI)

  • Required:
    • None


No Textbooks Required:

  • PRJ 101 A, B, C, D (BRADBURY)
  • PRJ 252 A, B (BRUNNER / SCHNEUWLY)
  • PRJ 300 A (RNG)
  • PRJ 350 A (MHENNE, PMATHUES)
  • PRJ 352 A (SAMSON)
  • PRJ 352 B (MATHUES)
  • PRJ 450 (POPLIN)
  • PRJ 450 A (SCHEUWLY ET AL)


PSY - Psychology Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PSY 101 A, B (SIMON)

PSY 201 A, B (HAWK) - TBD

PSY 399 A (HAWK)


No Textbooks Required:

  • PSY 201 C (VHEMOVICH)
  • PSY 209 A (VHEMOVICH)

SOS - Social Science Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • SOS 115 A, B, C (CHOI)