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Fall 2017 Textbook List

ANI — Animation Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ANI 101 A-C (ADEFATO)

  • Required:
    • The Animator’s Survival Kit, Expanded Edition; Richard Williams; ISBN: 9780571238347; $35.00
  • Recommended:
    • Animation 1: Learn to Animate Cartoons Step by Step; Preston J. Blair; ISBN: 0929261518; $8.95
    • Timing for Animation; 2nd ed.; Harold Whitaker & John Halas; ISBN: 0240521609; $32.95
    • The Illusion of Life; Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston; ISBN: 9780786860708; $60.00

ANI 101 D-F (MORGAN)

  • Recommended:
    • Character Animation Crash Course!; Eric Goldberg; ISBN: 9781879505971; $35.00
    • Timing for Animation; 2nd ed.; Harold Whitaker & John Halas; ISBN: 0240521609; $32.95
    • The Illusion of Life; Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston; ISBN: 9780786860708; $60.00

ANI 300 A-B (SKAUFMAN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • ANI 397 (BISHOP)
  • ANI 398 (FRANCOUER)
  • ANI 399 (PMATHUES)


ART — Art Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ART 101 A-C (SMOODY)

  • Required:
    • How to Draw: Drawing and Sketch Objects and Environments from Your Imagination; Scott Robertson; ISBN: 9781933492735; $39.95

ART 101 D (MKANGOHIGGINS)

  • Required:
    • How to Draw: Drawing and Sketch Objects and Environments from Your Imagination; Scott Robertson; ISBN: 9781933492735; $39.95

ART 101 E (TBA)

  • Required:
    • How to Draw: Drawing and Sketch Objects and Environments from Your Imagination; Scott Robertson; ISBN: 9781933492735; $39.95

ART 201 C-D (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Figure Drawing: Design and Invention; Michael Hampton; ISBN:9780615272818; $35.00

ART 226 A (ADEFATO)

ART 228 A (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Modeling and Sculpting the Human Figure; Edouard Lanteri; ISBN: 9780486250069; $16.95
    • Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form; Eliot Goldfinger; ISBN: 9780195052060; $74.00 OR
    • Anatomy for Sculptors; Uldis Zarins, Sandis Kondrats; ISBN: 9780990341109; Out of print
      Note: Students may substitute this book for the Eliot Goldfinger book.

ART 240 A (RGANULIN)

ART 401 B (LONGO)

  • Recommended:
    • Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon Gérôme Drawing Course; Gerald Ackerman & Graydon Parrish; ISBN: 9782867702037; $85.00

ART 501 A (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Figure Drawing: Design and Invention; Michael Hampton; ISBN: 9780615272818; $35.00

ART 528 A (ROSSANO)

  • Required:
    • Modeling and Sculpting the Human Figure; Edouard Lanteri; ISBN: 9780486250069; $16.95
    • Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form; Eliot Goldfinger; ISBN: 9780195052060; $74.00 OR
    • Anatomy for Sculptors; Uldis Zarins, Sandis Kondrats; ISBN:9780990341109; Back in print at a lower price: $59.00


No Textbooks Required:

  • ART 105 A-B (ESWANGSTU)
  • ART 105 C-D (TBA)
  • ART 111 A (KTURNER)
  • ART 113 A (KTURNER)
  • ART 115 A-B (TBA)
  • ART 125 A-B (DPARRY)
  • ART 125 C-D (FINNERTY)
  • ART 125 E (MKANGOHIGGINS)
  • ART 126 A (MLOREFICE)
  • ART 200 A-C (MBUCKNER)
  • ART 201 A-B (LONGO)
  • ART 210 A-B (FUGATE)
  • ART 222 A-B (KTURNER)
  • ART 230 A (DPARRY)
  • ART 234 A (TBA)
  • ART 300 A (TBA)
  • ART 300 (RUELOS)
  • ART 310 A (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 350 A (TBA)
  • ART 360 A (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 400 A (RGANULIN)
  • ART 401 A (JTHACKER)
  • ART 450 A (MICHAELIS)
  • ART 504 A (TBA)
  • ART 511 A (ESWANGSTU)
  • ART 550 A (BUCKNER)
  • ART 701 A (FINNERTY)
  • ART 703 A (HENNE)


CG - Computer Graphics Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • CG 130 A-C (NELSON)
  • CG 201 A-B (RKMIEC)
  • CG 201 C (ANDRIST)
  • CG 225 A-C (BSAMSON)
  • CG 275 A (SKAUFMAN)
  • CG 300 A-C (POPLIN)
  • CG 305 A-B (RBRILEY)
  • CG 310 A (BSAMSON)
  • CG 315 A (EVENSON)
  • CG 360/520 A (MDUDLEY)
  • CG 375 A (BISHOP)
  • CG 398 A (TBA)
  • CG 399/599 A (BURKE)
  • CG 403 A (TBA)
  • CG 405 A (BRILEY)
  • CG 501 A (NELSON)
  • CG 525 A (RKMIEC)


COL - College Success Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COL 101 A (AVOYLES)
  • COL 101 B (AVOYLES)
  • COL 101 C (AVOYLES, MTRAVERSE)
  • COL 101 D (TBOYES)
  • COL 101 E (TBOYES)
  • COL 101 F (SELF)
  • COL 101 G (SELF)
  • COL 101 H (MTRAVERSE)
  • COL 101 I (MTRAVERSE)
  • COL 101 J (AVOYLES)
  • COL 101 K (TBOYES)
  • COL 101 L (SELF)
  • COL 101 M (VOYLES)
  • COL 499 (AHMADI)


COM - Communications Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • COM 150 A (FNIZAMANI)
  • COM 250 A-B (SMICHAELS)


CS - Computer Science Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

CS 100 A-B (VILLAREAL)

CS 100 C-D (ABICHAHINE)

CS 120 A-B (MEAD)

  • Required:
    • C programming: A modern approach; 2nd edition; K.N. King; ISBN: 9780393979503; $119.12

CS 200 A (HANSON)

CS 211 A (EIWER)

  • Recommended:
    • Database Systems: The Complete Book; 2nd ed.; Hector Garcia-Molina, et al.; ISBN: 9780131873254; $155.38

CS 246 A (HANSON)

CS 250 A (HANSON)

CS 251 A (HERRON)

CS 260 A (SBEEMAN)

CS 280 A (VOLPER)

  • Recommended:
    • Algorithms in C++; Robert Sedgwick; ISBN: 0201350882; $54.83

CS 300 A (PKARNICK)

CS 330 A (EIWER)

  • Required:
    • Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Algorithms; 3rd ed.; Levitin; ISBN: 9780132316811; $27.35

CS 350 A (DAVIS)

CS 380/580 A (RABIN)

CS 381 A (VOLPER)

  • Recommended:
    • Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach; 3rd ed.; Stuart Russell & Peter Norwig; ISBN: 9780136042594; $178.00

CS 541 A (HANSON)

CS 562 A (HERRON)


No Textbooks Required:

  • CS 116 A (TBA)
  • CS 176 A (ABICHAHINE)
  • CS 180 A (MEAD)
  • CS 225/525 A (DVOLPER)
  • CS 315 A (DUBA)
  • CS 325 A (EIWER)
  • CS 370 A (PKARNICK)
  • CS 375 A (SUNDBERG)
  • CS 388 A (DORGAN)
  • CS 460/560 A (HERRON)
  • CS 525 A (VOLPER)
  • CS 529 A (ABICHACRA)
  • CS 598 A (PKARNICK)
  • CS 601 A (AHMADI)
  • CS 602 A (TBA)


ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ECE 220L (VILLARREAL)

  • Recommended:
    • The Art of Designing Embedded Systems; 2nd ed.; Jack Ganssle; ISBN: 9780750686440; $64.29
    • Embedded Systems: World Class Designs; 1st ed.; Jack Ganssle; ISBN: 9780750686259; $49.21
    • An Embedded Software Primer; 1st ed.; David E. Simon; ISBN: 9780201615692; $42.55
    • Embedded Systems Design: An Introduction to Processes, Tools and Techniques; 1st ed.; Arnold S. Berger; ISBN: 9781578200733; $31.68

ECE 270 (CTHERIAULT)

  • Required:
    • Real-Time Concepts for Embedded Systems; Qing Li; ISBN: 9781578201242; $39.93
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781466468863; $37.41
  • Recommended:
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Interfacing to Arm® Cortex(TM)-M Microcontrollers; 2nd ed.; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781463590154; $41.85
    • Embedded Systems: Introduction to Arm® Cortex(TM)-M Microcontrollers (Volume 1); Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781477508992; $40.78

ECE 300 A (VILLAREAL)

  • Recommended:
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781466468863; $37.41
    • Embedded Systems: Introduction to Arm® Cortex(TM)-M Microcontrollers (Volume 1); Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781477508992; $40.78
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Interfacing to Arm® Cortex(™)-M Microcontrollers; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781463590154; $49.95

ECE 310L (JTHOMAS)

  • Recommended:
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Interfacing to Arm® Cortex(TM)-M Microcontrollers; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781463590154; $41.85
    • Embedded Systems: Real-Time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781466468863; $37.41
    • Embedded Systems: Introduction to Arm® Cortex(TM)-M Microcontrollers (Volume 1); Jonathan Valvano; ISBN: 9781477508992; $40.78
    • A Guide to Writing as an Engineer; David F. Beer, David A. McMurrey; ISBN: 978470417010; $67.04

ECE 420 (JTHOMAS)

  • Required:
    • Signal Processing First; James H. McClellan; ISBN: 9780130909992; $164.04
  • Recommended:
    • Signals and Systems; 2nd ed.; Alan V. Oppenheim; ISBN: 9780138147570; $162.18
    • Schaum’s Outline of Digital Signal Processing; 2nd ed.; Monson Hayes; ISBN: 9780071635097; $162.18
    • Schaum's Outline of Signals and Systems; 2nd ed.; Hwei Hsu; ISBN: 007163472X; $22.00
    • Digital Signal Processing: A Computer-Based Approach; 3rd ed.; Sanjit K. Mitra; ISBN: 0072865466; $81.23
    • Understanding Digital Signal Processing; 3rd ed.; Richard G. Lyons; ISBN: 9780137027415; $77.89
    • Discrete-Time Signal Processing; 3rd ed.; Alan V. Oppenheim; ISBN: 9780131988422; $158.36


ENG - English Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

ENG 116 A (FNIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers; 3rd ed.; Christopher Vogler; ISBN: 193290736X; $26.95

ENG 116 C (CJOLY)

  • Required:
    • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction; 2013; Jeff Vandermeer; ISBN: 1419704427; $24.95

ENG 230 A (SMICHAELS)

  • Required:
    • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction; Arthur Evans; ISBN: 9780819569554; $39.95
    • Stories of Your Life and Others; Ted Chiang; ISBN: 9781101972120; $16.00

ENG 230 B (FNIZAMANI)

  • Required:
    • The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction; Arthur Evans; ISBN: 9780819569554; $39.95


No Textbooks Required:

  • ENG 110 A-B (CJOLY)
  • ENG 110 C (MANGANARO)
  • ENG 116 B (TBA)
  • ENG 116 D (MANGANARO)
  • ENG 116 E (MUTH)
  • ENG 245 A (MUTH)
  • ENG 315 A (MUTH)


FLM - Film Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • FLM 115 A (RSULLIVAN)
  • FLM 151 A-B (CMOSIO)
  • FLM 201 A (CMOSIO)
  • FLM 210 A (CMOSIO)


GAM - Game Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAM 200 A (BEEMAN, DSCHILLING, RRUTHERFORD)

  • Recommended:
    • C++ for Game Programmers; 2nd ed.; Michael Dickheiser; ISBN: 1584504528; $49.99
    • Game Coding Complete; 3rd ed.; Mike McSchaffry; ISBN: 1584506806; $59.99
    • Game Engine Architecture; 2nd ed.; Jason Gregory; ISBN: 1568814135; $65.00
    • Level Up!; Scott Rogers; ISBN: 9780470688670; $44.99

GAM 300 A (ORTH)

  • Recommended:
    • C++ for Game Programmers; 2nd ed.; Michael Dickheiser; ISBN: 1584504528; $49.99
    • Game Coding Complete; 3rd ed.; Mike McSchaffry; ISBN: 1584506806; $59.99
    • Game Engine Architecture; 2nd ed.; Jason Gregory; ISBN: 1568814135; $65.00


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAM 100 A-B (CHAMBERS)
  • GAM 100 C-D (SBEEMAN)
  • GAM 100 E (ELLINGER)
  • GAM 400 (SWARD)
  • GAM 550 (FLEEGAL)


GAT - Game Design and Development Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

GAT 211 A, D (HOLCOMB)

GAT 211 B, C (RADAKOVICH)

GAT 251 A-B (WMORRISON)

GAT 330 A (SWARD)


No Textbooks Required:

  • GAT 101 A-C (TBA)
  • GAT 101 D-E (HOLCOMB)
  • GAT 240 A (TBA)
  • GAT 260 A (LUKINS)
  • GAT 261 A (TAB)
  • GAT 315 (WMORRISON)
  • GAT 316 A-B (RROWAN)
  • GAT 360 A-B (RADAKOVIC)
  • GAT 399 (TBA)


HIS - History Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

HIS 100 (ALLEN)

  • Required:
    • The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume I: To 1500 ; 8th ed.; Alfred J. Andrea, James H. Overfield; ISBN: 9781285870236; $106.78
    • Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; 3rd Ed.; Volume I; Robert W. Strayer & Eric W. Nelson; ISBN: 9781319022532; $125.99
  • Recommended:
    • Historical Atlas of the World; 6th Ed.; Rand McNally; ISBN: 0528014471; $11.40


JPN - Japanese Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

JPN 101 (RUSCHA)

  • Required:
    • An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese; Genki I; Eri Banno; Yoko Ikeda; et. al.; ISBN: 9784789014403; $59.99


MAT - Math Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MAT 100 A (ADEMETRE)

  • Required:
    • Precalculus; Michael Sullivan; ISBN: 9780321716835; $64.95

MAT 150 (ADEMETRE)

  • Recommended:
    • Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 6th ed.; James Stewart; ISBN: 9780495011668; $29.99

MAT 200 A-B (YOUNG)

  • Recommended:
    • Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 6th ed.; James Stewart; ISBN: 9780495011668; $29.99

MAT 225 (BVERMESI)

  • Required:
    • Calculus: Early Transcendentals; 6th ed.; James Stewart; ISBN: 9780495011668; $29.99

MAT 258 A (BVERMESI)

  • Recommended:
    • Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications; 6th ed.; K.Rosen; ISBN: 9780073229720; Out of Print

MAT 320 A (MKLASSEN)

  • Required:
    • A Digital Signal Processing Primer; 1st ed.; Ken Steiglitz; ISBN: 9780805316841; $136.40

MAT 361 A (ABOERKOEL)

MAT 362/562 A (BEDE)

  • Required:
    • Mathematics of Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic; B. Bede; ISBN: 3642352200; $179.00

MAT 364 A (KLASSEN)


No Textbooks Required:

  • MAT 105 A (KRAFT)
  • MAT 120 A (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 140 A-B (ABOERKOEL)
  • MAT 140 C-D (BBEDE)
  • MAT 250 (AYOUNG)
  • MAT 345 A (BVERMESI)
  • MGT 451 A (OVERTON)


MUS - Music Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

MUS 120 A (YODER)

  • Required:
    • Tonal Harmony; 7th ed.; Stefan Kostka; ISBN: 9780078025143; $153.33

MUS 150 A (LSCHWEDLER)

MUS 150L (LSCHWEDLER)

MUS 220 (BSTARK)

  • Required:
    • Tonal Harmony; 7th ed.; Stefan Kostka; ISBN: 9780078025143; $153.33

MUS 230 (BSTARK)

  • Required:
    • Bach 2- and 3-Part Inventions; Carl Czerny Schirmer; ISBN: 9780793569243; $7.99

MUS 250 A (GDIXON)

MUS 250L A (GDIXON)

MUS 260 A (OBENT)

  • Required:
    • The Enjoyment of Music; 11th ed.; Kristine Forney; ISBN: 9780393935202; $108.75; Note: Longer edition.

MUS 320 A (OBENT)

  • Required:
    • The Study of Orchestration; 3rd Ed.; Samuel Adler; ISBN: 039397572X; $43.49
    • Workbook for: The Study of Orchestration; 3rd Ed. (No. 1); Samuel Adler; ISBN: 0393977005; $25.07

MUS 350 A (GDIXON)

  • Required:
    • Mixing with Your Mind; Michael Stavrou; ISBN: 0646428756; Flux Research (available in DigiPen Bookstore)
    • Modern Recording Techniques; David Miles Huber; ISBN 9780240821573; $41.72

MUS 370/370L (GDIXON)


No Textbooks Required:

  • MUS 103 A (CARUSO)
  • MUS 112 A (OBENT)
  • MUS 115 A-B (SSAULLS)
  • MUS 116 A (LIKKEL)
  • MUS 118 (OBENT)
  • MUS 216 (BSTARK)
  • MUS 280 A (BORCHERS)
  • MUS 330 A (BSTARK)
  • MUS 450 (SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 470 (WILLOUGHBY)


PHY - Physics Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PHY 200 A-B (TBA)

  • Required:
    • Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics; 4th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $255.65

PHY 200 C (ROBERSON)

  • Required:
    • Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics; 4th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $255.65

PHY 250 A (THIRUMALAI)

  • Required:
    • Physics for Scientists & Engineers with Modern Physics; 4th ed.; Douglas Giancoli; ISBN: 9780131495081; $255.65

PHY 300/500 A (THIRUMALAI)

  • Required:
    • Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems; 5th Ed.; Marion, J. B., and Thornton, S. T.; ISBN: 0534408966; $199.95
  • Recommended:
    • Classical Mechanics; 3rd Ed.; H. Goldstein, C. Poole, and J. Safko; ISBN: 0-201-65703-3; $210.80

PHY 320 A (MOHRMANN)

  • Required:
    • Acoustics: An Introduction to Its Physical Principles and Applications; Allan D. Pierce; ISBN: 0883186128; $33.00


No Textbooks Required:

  • PHY 116 A (SOLORZANO)


PRJ - Projects Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PRJ 201 A-B (DDALY, MORGAN)

  • Required:
    • The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design; Tod Polson; ISBN: 9781452102948; $40.00
    • Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation; Hans Bacher; ISBN 9780240520933; $39.95
    • Character Animation Crash Course; Eric Goldberg; ISBN: 97818795050971; $35.00


No Textbooks Required:

  • PRJ 199 A (DDALY)
  • PRJ 202 A-B (BRUNNER)
  • PRJ 300 A-D (BRADBURY)
  • PRJ 400 A (TBA)
  • PRJ 402 A-B (ASCHNEUWLY, PMATHUES)
  • PRJ 601 A (MHENNE, FRANCOUER, BRUNNER, BRILEY)


PSY - Psychology Courses


Textbooks Required/Recommended:

PSY 101 A-D (TBA)

  • Required:
    • Exploring Psychology with Updates on the DSM-V; 9th ed.; David G. Myers; ISBN: 9781464163364; $139.43


No Textbooks Required:

  • PSY 201 A-B (VHEMOVICH)
  • PSY 210 A (VHEMOVICH)


SOS - Social Science Courses


No Textbooks Required:

  • SOS 190 (TBA)