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ATEC 4380 Course

Capston Project
Credit Hours: 3 Time: by appointment Professor Midori Kitagawa, Ph.D. Phone: (972) 883-2806 Office: JO 4.810 Email: W 1:30-3:00pm or by appointment. Culminating course in Arts and Technology. Students will engage in the creation of an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of the arts with digital technology. Restricted to students majoring in Arts and Technology who are within one semester of graduation. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor Create a professional portfolio piece. Develop organizational skills to manage a project. Demonstrate the abilities that has been gained in various courses.

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Office Hours Course Description

Course Objectives

Course Methodology

Students are expected to present their progress weekly. Students are encouraged to complete all work at the ATEC computer labs in order to benefit from collaborative learning with your peers. Students choosing to use "offsite" hardware and software must have their current working files available for weekly review . Problems with "offsite" systems and/or incompatibility will not be an acceptable excuse.

Grading policy

Students must demonstrate satisfactory achievement of course objectives. Course evaluation will be based upon the completion of the capstone project in a timely manner. Use of copyrigthed materials or intellectual property of others will result in a failing grade. Adherence to deadlines is expected. Students will be expected to make a presentation of their progress weekly. If you need to drop the class for any reason, you are responsible for initiating the drop procedure. Contact the Register's Office. If you do not withdraw by the specific drop date and you do not fulfill the requirements of the class, you will receive a failing grade.

Grading Scale






3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33


1.67 1.33 1.00 0.67

Textbooks Course Supplies Accommodation Process

None. (Reading assignments may be provided.) Notebook/Sketchbook Archive Material: CD or DVD It is the policy of UTD to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities. This University will adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to contact the appropriate office in a timely manner if s/he desires to arrange for accommodations. UTD may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of scholastic dishonesty. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to statements, acts, or omissions related to application for enrollment, the ward of a degree, and/or the submission of one's work of material that is not one's own. Scholastic dishonesty may involve one or more of the following acts; cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and falsifying academic records. Cheating is the willful giving or receiving of information in an unauthorized manner during an examination, illicitly obtaining examination questions in advance, copying computer files, copying internet material, using someone else's work for assignments as if it were one's own, or any other dishonest means of attempting to fulfill the requirements of a course. Plagiarism is the use of an author's works or ideas as if they were one's own without giving credit to the source, including, but not limited to, failure to acknowledge a direct quotation.

Scholastic Dishonesty

Copyright Violations

It is a federal crime to reproduce copyrighted software. Anyone caught reproducing software from the UTD labs will be subject to disciplinary action. In addition, anyone caught reproducing outside software in the lab will automatically lose all lab privileges and will be subject to other disciplinary action as deemed necessary.