Apr 03, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Human Experience Design and Interaction - BS


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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted and interested students must meet with an advisor and log on to Degree Works to check student-specific program progress.
  • Students in the program must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA overall to remain in the program.

Program Information:

We are surrounded by design that has been done by people but often not designed with the end user in mind. Whether it is an app that doesn't make sense, a car dashboard, a physical space or product, we deserve to interact with software, tools and spaces that make sense for us. The Human Experience Design and Interaction (HEDI) program focuses on instructional design, video game design, product design, or multimedia design, all with an emphasis on being human-centered. HEDI has core classes that include design, product/project management, how people learn, and how to visualize and present data to key stakeholders. Students will also specialize in two emphasis areas of their own choosing. Emphasis options include game studies, marketing, new venture management, multimedia, culturally responsive design, product development, and technical communication.

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better                                              100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements  see link University Studies Depth Requirements  see link
NOTES: Highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

A GPA requirement of 2.0 and completion of 60 credits. Other criteria considered includes prior work experience, aptitude for technology, and experience with multimedia.
 
The program is geared toward students who have already completed an associate degree, either through USU or another institution. However, students can be accepted into the program before completing an associate degree, even as incoming freshmen.  ITLS coursework is only available online.  

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

USU 1010: University Connections   2   Enroll in 2 credits Communications Intensive (CI)    3  
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3  
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3  
Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3   Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3  
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  OR STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3 or 5                                                                                                                              
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Communications Intensive (CI)    3   Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Integrated Studies Requirement (Choose one additional QL , BAI , BCA , BHU , BLS , BPS , BSS , CI , QI , DHA , DSC , or DSS ) 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ITLS 3110: Design Perspectives and Processes I   3   Core course ITLS 3120: Design Perspectives and Processes II   3   Core course
ITLS 3310: Information and Media Literacy 3 Core course ITLS 3130: How People Learn   3   Core course
ITLS 3350: Introduction to Computational Thinking   3   Core course ITLS 5230: Instructional Graphic Production I   3   Core course
ASTE 3050: Technical and Professional Communication Principles (CI)   3   Core course Emphasis Area Course 3  
Emphasis Area Course 3   Emphasis Area Course 3  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

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General Education Info and Notes:

ITLS 4130: Data Visualization   3   Core course ITLS 4110: Project and Product Management 3 Core course
ITLS 4215: Video and Audio Design and Production I   3   Core course ITLS 4160: Measuring Learning and Performance   3   Core course
ITLS 4265: Internet Design and Development   3   Core course ITLS 4940: Internship-Undergraduate  OR ITLS 4960: Senior Capstone Project   3 Core course
Emphasis Area Course 3   Emphasis Area Course 3  
Emphasis Area Course 3   Emphasis Area Course 3  
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Required Emphases (21 credits total)


Two emphases are required. See program Advisor for course options.

  • Emphasis 1 is a minimum of 12 required credits. 
  • Emphasis 2 is a minimum of 9 required credits.

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