CORE Major Learning Outcomes

C0-Professional Communication and Development

  • CST 300-Major Proseminar
  • Helps students identify and articulate personal, professional, and social goals. Provides an integrated view of the telecommunications, multimedia, and applied computing major and its requirements. Students develop a plan for their learning goals. Note: required for entry into the major; fulfills the GWAR requirement.

    My ITAP Paper
    This paper is about the "Bluetooth" device for wireless technology efforts.

    C1 - Knowledge of Computers

  • CST 337- Computing Architectures and Environments
  • Studies computer architectures, operating systems, and computer systems management. Includes data representation, memory, registers, and internals of common computers and user system interfaces. Knowledge of C/C programming helpful but not mandatory.

    My Computer Lab Document
    This is my computer broken down into the different components of hardware.


  • CST 201-Media Tools
  • Explores computer-based tools used in the design and creation of electronic media. Includes designing, creating, and editing electronic images, sounds, videos, text, and motion. Integrates multimedia authoring to design, manage, and execute a multimedia project.

    This is a project from CST 221
    I unfortunately lost all of my information from this class on the server switch, therefore, I will show even better work that I have done. It is the same website as CST 221. It also pertains to using all different sorts of multimedia.


  • CST 221- Programming: Scripting for Multimedia
  • Students learn Flash Action Scripting and apply solid programming techniques to create dynamic multimedia content. Students learn the fundamental concepts of Object Oriented Programming plus designing, coding, testing, debugging, and documenting of computer programs. Using Flash Action Scripting, students apply those concepts to create programs utilizing digital media, including images, animation, audio, video and text. This is a laboratory class using Windows or Macintosh computers.

    Website for actionscripting in Flash
    Different exercises and assignments written in Macromedia Flash. You will need Flash player to see this website.

    Service Learning (upper division)

  • CST 361S-Tech Tutors
  • A service learning course in which students apply computer literacy, multimedia design, and technology to assist schools, nonprofit organizations, and community agencies. The theme for the course is "Bridging the Digital Divide." Note: students must participate in required service placements with hours to be arranged.

    Website for PSI, Watsonville
    This is the website of my experience with PSI and explanation of what I did and a little about the organization.

    My CSUMB Learning Experience

    During my student career here at CSUMB, I have been studying multimedia, from interactive websites to print layout. In my journey through college, I found that CSUMB is not like other colleges because of it\'s vision of helping the community and integrated every course with the next. Even during my general education, I found that the classes connect to my major, Telecommunications, Multimedia, and Applied Computing.

    I also think this experience has been a unique one because you are allowed to chose what courses to take and when you want to take them. The classes aren\'t preassembled like in a traditional college. I was able to take courses at my own pace, and that was very helpful in learning to my fullest capacity.

    As a person, I have changed quite a bit since I started in fall of 1999. I believe I am much more culturally aware as well as more industry aware. I could have never learned it on my own. I now know the design, computer, and media lingo for my career. Which will assist me during job interviews or if I free-lance, it will help me understand partners or clients better.

    Ihave learned many new things, to name a few;

    -I have learned different types of software, including Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks also Adobe photoshop, illustrator, and image ready.

    -I have learned the system and steps of creating a website.

    -I understand color theory and grid theory and can successfully apply it to my designs.

    -I understand optimizing images and creating smaller files for the web.

    -I know how to construct a proposal as well as use technical writing when doing so.

    -I have learned a great deal about how computers function and many terms that are used frequently in the computer business.

    -I have also learned how to work in a team and provide and recieve constructive critisim. (which I think is hard for some people to understand and accept).

    All in all, I believe CSUMB is different from other schools because they allow the students to get practical "real-world" experience through working with the community and having professors, who themselves, were professionals in the careers they are teaching. While working on my capstone, I have learned priceless things, such as, how to manage a project completely on my own and produce a beautiful, professional website that was thought of and produced by me. In this society, you don\'t get many opportunities like this and I am very proud to say that I attended CSUMB and graduated from here.

    To see what I have learned click on the links to each of the differernt classes I have accomplished.


  • CST 310-Telecommunications and Society
  • Overview of Telecommunications and Data communications technology for the non-specialist. Includes basic communications technology principles and types of networks, historical trends, existing and emerging technologies, social and economic impact, future trends.

    Quiz on different types of telecommunication
    The red portions are my answers.


  • MATH 170-Discreet Mathematics
  • Includes sets and sequences, elementary logic, relations, induction, counting principles, discrete probability, Boolean algebra, logic networks, matrices, graph theory, and trees. Applies these topics to real life and branches of science, particularly computer science.

    C6- Social and Ethical Dimensions

  • CST 371-Ethics in Communication and Technology
  • Investigates through an ethical perspective how communication technology affects our lives. Discusses individual and institutional values represented through technological choices. Using case studies and current events, explores such issues as intellectual property rights, information access and privacy, and the digital divide.

    Reflection Paper
    This is a paper that I wrote in reflection to the computer world and how it has drastically changed our lives.

    DESIGN Major Learning Outcomes

    D1-Planning and Management of Design Projects

  • CST 308-Management and Design
  • Focuses on the design process and management tools to facilitate the creation of multimedia and Web-based video communications projects. Students demonstrate proficiency in project management and project design using formal and informal design processes. Covers multimedia production, project management, budgets, and legal and contractual issues.

    Proposal "Cap-Lite"
    Unfortunately, this was also lost to the server change. As a class we broke into groups and focused on one part of the Monterey Bay e-quarium website. We did an indepth proposal on the open ocean aspect of the aquarium and presented it to actual aquarium employees. The link here is showing my "Cap-Lite" proposal from my Major Proseminar Course, to show that I do understand and can produce a technically written proposal.

    D2-D3-Intermediate (Interactive Media, Communication through a Variety of Electronic Delivery Systems)

  • CST 321-Multimedia I
  • Presents the principles of interactive multimedia design. Students design and create multimedia documents using computer-based authoring tools. Includes project management and production, and asset management of images, text, sound, animation, and computer code.

    Website for "The Brief History of Type"
    Sounds boring but please visit. I think you will enjoy the animation. This was the final production.

    This is the proposal that I wrote for "The Brief History of Type" project.

    D2-D3 Practicum(Interactive Media, Communication through a Variety of Electronic Delivery Systems)

  • CST 421-Multimedia II
  • Continues the development of interactive multimedia design and production through collaborative projects with clients. Emphasizes multimedia design and production skills. Addresses project critique and the proper application of basic principles of multimedia design and development.

    Portfoliio of all work done in this class
    This is a zipped file and you will need Macromedia Director to play the games.

    D4-Instructional Technology Principles

  • CST 341- Introduction to Instructional Design
  • Introduces instructional design to create training and educational materials in business and education. Includes the principles of design for job aids, videos, programming, and computer-based training.

    Final Proposal
    This is the teaching criteria for teaching IV catheter placement in animals. Including discussion notes, procedure, teaching lesson, and outcomes from a small focus group.

    D5-Aesthetic and Design Principles

  • CST 328 Digital Art and Design
  • Project-based approach to creating graphics in digital format and exploring the aesthetics of electronic publishing. Includes typography, layout, proportion, and color.

    This is an essay in depth about the creation of art and how computers have had an affect on the artist world.

    This electronic portfolio was created using the KML Snapshot Tool™, a part of the KEEP Toolkit™,
    developed at the Knowledge Media Lab of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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