Optics of Photography and Videography

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Spring
Course Number: 
OPTI 205
Units: 
3
Distance Course: 
No
Course Description: 
Students completing this course will gain an understanding of the optical principles and sensor technologies that are employed in modern digital cameras, cell phones, and video cameras. They will have been exposed to the history of camera and lens development, and develop an appreciation for how choices of lens, aperture, exposure, and related settings affect the visual impact of the images that are captured. They will have learned the basics of post-acquisition processing software and have an understanding of display technologies ranging from projection to print.
Prerequisite(s): 
College Algebra and Trigonometry
Instructor(s): 
Lars R. Furenlid
Contact: 
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.