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Textbooks required for DigiPen Institute of Technology courses are available at the DigiPen bookstore on campus.

Required books can be purchased either in the bookstore or online. Please see the links below. The campus 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.

All of the books below are available on 4-hour reserve in the library, and some 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[at]digipen[dot]edu.


Fall 2019 Textbook List

ANI — Animation Courses

ANI 101 (MORGAN)

ANI 101 (DE FATO)

ANI 101 (FRANCOEUR)

ANI 101 (DALY)

No Textbooks Required:

  • ANI 300 A (KAUFMAN)
  • ANI 350 (TBD)

ART — Art Courses

ART 101 (FROST)

ART 115 (ALESSANDRINI)

ART 201 (ROSSANO)

ART 210 (ADAMS)

  • Required:

    • Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning, 2016, by Pamela Sachant and Peggy Blood, ISBN 9781940771298, free download

ART 228 (ROSSANO)

ART 234 (KOTZEBUE)

ART 300 (RUBEL)

  • Required:

    • None

ART 301 (RUELOS)

No Textbooks Required:

  • ART 101 (LOREFICE)
  • ART 101 (KANG-O’HIGGINS)
  • ART 105 (GANULIN)
  • ART 113 (TURNER)
  • ART 125 (PARRY)
  • ART 125 (FINNERTY)
  • ART 125 (WEATHERLY)
  • ART 200 (HOOPER)
  • ART 201 (HOOPER)
  • ART 201 (LONGO)
  • ART 222 (TURNER)
  • ART 226 (DE FATO)
  • ART 230 (PARRY)
  • ART 300 A (MOODY)
  • ART 310 (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 350 (KOTZEBUE)
  • ART 360 (MEIGHAN)
  • ART 399 (SAMUELS)
  • ART 400 (GANULIN)
  • ART 401 (LONGO)
  • ART 401 (SURPRISE)
  • ART 401 (THACKER)
  • ART 522 (KMIEC)
  • ART 701 (FINNERTY)
  • ART 703 (HENNE)

CG - Computer Graphics Courses

CG 275 (NG)

  • Required:

    • None

CG 405 (BRILEY)

  • Required:

    • None

No Textbooks Required:

  • CG 102 (LU)
  • CG 201 (HAGHIRI)
  • CG 201 (ANDRIST)
  • CG 225 (NELSON)
  • CG 225 (SAMSON)
  • CG 300 (POPLIN)
  • CG 305 (BRILEY)
  • CG 315 (EVENSON)
  • CG 360 (DUDLEY)
  • CG 375 (BISHOP)
  • CG 376 (BISHOP)
  • CG 398 (BRILEY)
  • CG 399 (RUBEL)
  • CG 403 (POPLIN)
  • CG 501 (NELSON)
  • CG 525 (KMIEC)

COL - College Success Courses

No Textbooks Required:

  • COL 101 (ALL)
  • COL 401 (AHMADI)
  • COL 499 (AHMADI)

COM - Communications Courses

No Textbooks Required:

  • COM 150 (CHOI)
  • COM 250 (MICHAELS)

CS - Computer Science Courses

CS 100 (HASSARD, VILLAREAL, DUBA)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 116 (CECCI)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 120 (GHALI)

CS 120 (MEAD)

CS 200 (GHALI)

CS 211 (AMAYRI)

CS 246 (HANSON)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 250 (HANSON)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 251 A (HERRON)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 260 (SBEEMAN)

CS 300 (KARNICK)

CS 330 (VOLPER)

CS 381 (VOLPER)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 541 (HERRON)

  • Required:

    • None

CS 581 (VOLPER)

  • Required:

    • None

No Textbooks Required:

  • CS 175 (CECCI)
  • CS 176 (CECCI)
  • CS 180 (MEAD)
  • CS 388 (DORGAN)
  • CS 460 (HERRON)
  • CS 509 (ABI CHACRA)
  • CS 562 (HERRON)

DES - Design Courses

No Textbooks Required:

  • DES 100 (CRONK)
  • DES 100 (HOFFMAN)
  • DES 100 (RADAKOVICH)
  • DES 115 (ELLINGER)
  • DES 220 (HOLCOMB)
  • DES 220 (STOCKWELL)
  • DES 270 (ASH)
  • DES 270 (CRONK)
  • DES 270 (RADAKOVICH)

ECE - Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

ECE 220 (HASSARD)

  • Required:

    • None

ECE 270 (NAM)

  • Required:

    • Embedded systems: Real-time Operating Systems for Arm Cortex M Microcontrollers, 4th edition; Jonathan Valvano; ISBN 9781466468863, online price 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 300 (HASSARD)

  • Required:

    • None

ECE 310 (THOMAS)

  • Required:

    • None

ECE 350 (VILLARREAL)

  • Required:

    • None

ECN – Economics Courses

ECN 100 (HOUSHYARI)


ENG - English Courses

ENG 110 (HODGES)

ENG 116 (GREWELL)

ENG 116 (JOLY)

ENG 116 (NIZAMANI)

ENG 150 (JOLY)

ENG 230 (MICHAELS)

  • Required:

ENG 250 (NIZAMANI)

No Textbooks Required:

  • ENG 110 (GREWELL)
  • ENG 110 (MUTH)
  • ENG 116 (MUTH)

FLM - Film Courses

FLM 201 (MOSIO)

No Textbooks Required:

  • FLM 115 (SULLIVAN)
  • FLM 151 (VANCIL)
  • FLM 210 (MOSIO)

GAM - Game Projects Courses

GAM 200 (BEEMAN, RRUTHERFORD, DSCHILLING)

  • Required:

    • None

GAM 200L (BEEMAN, RRUTHERFORD, DSCHILLING)

  • Required:

    • None

GAM 550 (FLEEGAL)

No Textbooks Required:

  • GAM 100 (CHAMBERS)
  • GAM 205 (HOLCOMB)
  • GAM 300 (ORTH)
  • GAM 375 (ROWAN)
  • GAM 450 (SWARD)

GAT - Game Design and Development Courses

GAT 212 (HOFFMAN)

GAT 261 (CAGLE)

No Textbooks Required:

  • GAT 240 (CRONK)
  • GAT 315 (GRACE)
  • GAT 316 (ROWAN)
  • GAT 330 (SWARD)
  • GAT 398 (MORRISON)
  • GAT 399 (LUKINS)
  • GAT 405 (OLSEN)

JPN - Japanese Courses

JPN 101 (RUSCHA)


MAT - Mathematics Courses

MAT 105A (PRECIADO)

MAT 150 (DEMETRE)

MAT 200 (VERMESI, WU)

MAT 225 (VERMESI)

MAT 230 (BEDE)

  • Required:

    • Note: Students will be required to sign up for access to the online homework system edfinity.com, at the rate of $3/month for the duration of the semester (total $12).
  • Recommended:

MAT 320 (KLASSEN)

MAT 362 (BEDE)

MAT 364 (KLASSEN)

No Textbooks Required:

  • MAT 120 (KLASSEN)
  • MAT 258 (BEDE)

MGT - Management Courses

MGT 399 (OVERTON)


MUS - Music Courses

MUS 120 (YODER)

MUS 150L (SCHWEDLER)

MUS 160 (LIKKEL)

MUS 220 (STARK)

MUS 230 (STARK)

MUS 250 (BROWN)

MUS 260 (O’BENT)

MUS 320 (O’BENT)

MUS 350 (DIXON)

MUS 370 (DIXON)

No Textbooks Required:

  • MUS 112 (O’BENT)
  • MUS 115 (SAULLS)
  • MUS 116 (LIKKEL)
  • MUS 118 (O’BENT)
  • MUS 120L (YODER)
  • MUS 130 (YODER)
  • MUS 240 (SAULLS)
  • MUS 280 (BORCHERS)
  • MUS 330 (STARK)
  • MUS 322 (SAULLS)
  • MUS 340 (DIXON)
  • MUS 450 (SCHMIDT)
  • MUS 470 (KLASSEN)

PHY — Physics Courses

PHY 200 A (SHAH)

PHY 250 (SHAH, THIRUMALAI)

PHY 290 (SHAH)

PHY 300 (THIRUMALAI)

PHY 320 (ROBERSON)

No Textbooks Required:

  • PHY 116 (SOLORZANO)
  • MUS 199 (LIEPERT)
  • MUS 200L (SOLORZANO, ROBERSON)

PRJ - Projects Courses

PRJ 251 A (DDALY)

No Textbooks Required:

  • PRJ 300 (HENNE, MATHUES)
  • PRJ 302 (SAMSON)
  • PRJ 400 (HENNE, MATHUES)
  • PRJ 402 (MATHUES, SCHNEUWLY)
  • PRJ 601 (HENNE)

PSY - Psychology Courses

PSY 101 (HAWK)

  • Required:

    • Psychology, 1st edition, 2014, Spielman et al., published by OpenStax, free download

      • iClicker Student Response Device (iClicker+, iClicker2, and Reef polling cellphone app all work), $25-40

PSY 101 (SIMON)

PSY 399 (HAWK)

No Textbooks Required:

  • PSY 210 (HEMOVICH)

SOS - Social Science Courses

SOS 399 (PEET)

No Textbooks Required:

  • SOS 115 (CHOI)