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CS 148: Introduction to Computer Graphics and Imaging

Introductory prerequisite course in the computer graphics sequence introducing students to the technical concepts behind creating synthetic computer generated images. Focuses on using OpenGL to create visual imagery, as well as an understanding of the underlying mathematical concepts including triangles, normals, interpolation, texture mapping, bump mapping, etc. Course will cover fundamental understanding of light and color, as well as how it impacts computer displays and printers. Class will discuss more thoroughly how light interacts with the environment, constructing engineering models such as the BRDF, plus various simplifications into more basic lighting and shading models. Also covers ray tracing technology for creating virtual images, while drawing parallels between ray tracers and real world cameras to illustrate various concepts. Anti-aliasing and acceleration structures are also discussed. The final class mini-project consists of building out a ray tracer to create visually compelling images. Starter codes and code bits will be provided to aid in development, but this class focuses on what you can do with the code as opposed to what the code itself looks like. Therefore grading is weighted toward in person "demos" of the code in action - creativity and the production of impressive visual imagery are highly encouraged. Prerequisites: CS 107, MATH 51.
Terms: Aut, Sum | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-CE

CS 170: Stanford Laptop Orchestra: Composition, Coding, and Performance (MUSIC 128)

Classroom instantiation of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) which includes public performances. An ensemble of more than 20 humans, laptops, controllers, and special speaker arrays designed to provide each computer-mediated instrument with its sonic identity and presence. Topics and activities include issues of composing for laptop orchestras, instrument design, sound synthesis, programming, and live performance. May be repeated four times for credit. Space is limited; see https://ccrma.stanford.edu/courses/128 for information about the application and enrollment process.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Wright, M. (PI)

CSRE 73: Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Folkloric & Popular Dances (AFRICAAM 73A, DANCE 73)

This in-studio course provides a general introduction to some of the sacred and popular dances of the Caribbean, such as Afro-Trinidadian dances, Yanvalou, Jamaican Dancehall, Cuban rumba, and Puerto Rican salsa. From the folkloric dance forms to popular and secular dance practices, this course journeys through various islands of the Caribbean to learn about the various histories and cultures associated with each particular dance form.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: Jones, A. (PI)

CSRE 74A: Beginning Contemporary Caribbean Dance Techniques (AFRICAAM 74A, DANCE 74)

This course will investigate how Caribbean Dance techniques can be used to create contemporary concert dance. Students will learn the varied and alternative movement practices that inform current Caribbean concert dance aesthetics-- such as techniques used in sacred Afro-Caribbean dances-- in conjunction with US contemporary techniques-- such as release technique and movement improvisation. The emphasis of this course is to explore the ways Caribbean bodies use movement and dance to create contemporary narratives for the concert stage. DANCE 74 complements and can be taken in conjunction with DANCE 73.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, way_ce
Instructors: Jones, A. (PI)

CSRE 131C: Trauma, healing, and empowerment in Asian America (ASNAMST 131)

This course will look at the ways in which Asian Americans are affected by the legacy of war, occupation and colonialism through themes of home, displacement, community, roots, identity, and inter-generational trauma. The approach is integrative, including scholarly investigation, embodied practice, and creative approach. This self-reflective process uses narrative, oral and written, as a means of becoming whole and healing personal, historical, and collective wounds.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED

CSRE 134: Museum Cultures: Material Representation in the Past and Present (AMSTUD 134, ARCHLGY 134, ARCHLGY 234, ARTHIST 284B, EDUC 214, NATIVEAM 134)

Students will open the "black box" of museums to consider the past and present roles of institutional collections, culminating in a student-curated exhibition. Today, museums assert their relevance as dynamic spaces for debate and learning. Colonialism and restitution, the politics of representation, human/object relationships, and changing frameworks of authority make museum work widely significant and consistently challenging. Through thinking-in-practice, this course reflexively explores "museum cultures": representations of self and other within museums and institutional cultures of the museum world itself.n3 credits (no final project) or 5 credits (final project). May be repeat for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II, WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Hodge, C. (PI)

CSRE 144: Transforming Self and Systems: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, Gender, Sexuality, and Class (ASNAMST 144, FEMGEN 144X)

Exploration of crossing borders within ourselves, and between us and them, based on a belief that understanding the self leads to understanding others. How personal identity struggles have meaning beyond the individual, how self healing can lead to community healing, how the personal is political, and how artistic self expression based in self understanding can address social issues. The tensions of victimization and agency, contemplation and action, humanities and science, embracing knowledge that comes from the heart as well as the mind. Studies are founded in synergistic consciousness as movement toward meaning, balance, connectedness, and wholeness. Engaging these questions through group process, journaling, reading, drama, creative writing, and storytelling. Study is academic and self-reflective, with an emphasis on developing and presenting creative works in various media that express identity development across borders.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-ED

CSRE 172: Out of Place: (W)riting Home (FEMGEN 172, TAPS 172, TAPS 272)

A creative writing workshop; all genres. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of a productive creative writing practice, including "the beginner's mind" (as founded in Eastern spiritual practices); and, an indigenous approach to "authenticity¿" in one's work and one's words. Through w(riting), one returns to the body of home-knowledges, languages, and geographies to uncover what is profoundly original in us as artists, writers and thinkers.
Last offered: Winter 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

CSRE 177: Dramatic Writing: The Fundamentals (FEMGEN 177, TAPS 177, TAPS 277)

Course introduces students to the basic elements of playwriting and creative experimentation for the stage. Topics include: character development, conflict and plot construction, staging and setting, and play structure. Script analysis of works by contemporary playwrights may include: Marsha Norman, Patrick Shanley, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Paula Vogel, Octavio Solis and others. Table readings of one-act length work required by quarter's end.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-CE
Instructors: Moraga, C. (PI)

CSRE 178B: Intensive Playwriting (TAPS 178B, TAPS 278)

Intermediate level study of fundamentals of playwriting through an intensive play development process. Course emphasizes visual scripting for the stage and play revision. Script analysis of works by contemporary playwrights may include: Suzan-Lori Parks, Tony Kushner, Adrienne Kennedy, Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and others. Table readings of full length work required by quarter¿s end.
Last offered: Spring 2016 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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