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DTC Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

The Digital Technology and Culture major requires the completion of the UCORE and College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate requirements, 39 credits composed of a 24-credit core, a concentration of 12 additional credits, and 3 credits of an internship.

The attached DTC Major Checklist might be helpful with keep track of your academic plan.

Many DTC Majors also choose a minor. Learn more about common minors here.


DTC Core Requirements

15 credits

DTC 355: Multimedia Authoring: Exploring New Rhetorics +
DTC 356: Information Structures*
DTC 375: Language, Texts & Technology* +
DTC 475: Digital Diversity ~
FA 331: Art, Science, and Technology ^

* DTC 101: Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture is a prerequisite.
+ Meets the writing in the major UCORE requirement.
~ Meets the UCORE diversity requirement.
^ Other options can be substituted by approval from the DTC advisor.


DTC Core Electives

9 credits (choose from the options below)

ANTH 350: Speech, Thought & Culture
DTC/ENGL 354: Digital Storytelling
ENGL 342 Documentary Film Theory and Production
ENGL 301: Writing & Rhetorical Conventions +
ENGL 402: Technical & Professional Writing +
FA 332: Introduction to Digital Media: Print & Web*
FA 333: Introduction to Digital Media: Video & Sound*
SOC 373: Media, Culture & Society

*Students may use only one of these two courses to fulfill requirements in this section of the Core.
+Students may use only one of these two courses to fulfill requirements in this section of the Core.


DTC Concentrations

12 credits (choose from one of the two options below)

 

Concentration 1: Culture and Technology

  • ANTH 330: Origins of Culture and Civilization
  • ANTH 350: Speech, Thought & Culture
  • ANTH 355: Language in History
  • CPT S 401: Computers & Society
  • DTC 476: Digital Literacies
  • ENGL 360: Principles of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 361: Everyday Rhetorics
  • ENGL 401: History of Rhetoric
  • ENGL458: Topics in Sociolinguistics and Psycho-linguistics
  • HIST 400: History in Media
  • HUM 304: Humanities in the Modern World
  • POL S 317: Media and Politics
  • PSYCH 492: Psychology of Language
  • SOC 373: Media, Culture & Society
  • SOC 430: Society and Technology

Concentration 2: Media Authoring

  • DTC 335: Digital Animation
  • DTC 336: Composition and Design
  • DTC 338: Special Topics
  • DTC 354: Digital Storytelling
  • DTC 435: Advanced Animation
  • DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design
  • ENGL 300: Computers in English (1 credit, can be repeated)
  • ENGL 301: Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
  • ENGL 357: Literary Editing and Publishing
  • ENGL 360: Principles of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 361: Everyday Rhetorics
  • ENGL 402: Technical & Professional Writing
  • ENGL 405: Advanced Professional Writing & Editing
  • FA 332: Introduction to Digital Media: Print & Web
  • FA 333: Introduction to Digital Media: Video & Sound
  • FA 363: Special Topics—Digital Media
  • FA 369/AMT 368: Illustration and Rendering Techniques
  • FA 380: History of Photography
  • FA 433: Print Based Media
  • FA 434: Time Based Media
  • FA 435: Interactive Media

Internship

3 credits

 

Leisa McCormick

DTC & English Academic Advisor

Phone: 509.335.0496
Office: Avery 202J
Email: lmccormick@wsu.edu