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Major Requirements

 

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture students must complete the WSU UCORE, the College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate requirements, and 39 credits in Digital Technology and Culture. In addition, two [M] (Writing in the Major) courses are required as a part of a student’s major coursework. We suggest using the DTC Major Checklist to keep track of academic progress.

Many DTC majors also choose a minor. Information about common minors can be found on Popular Minors for DTC Students.

For more information about the DTC major please make an appointment with Jill Shafer, the DTC Academic Advisor.

DTC Core Requirements

All options include the same required 5 core courses (15 credits).

DTC 101 [ARTS]: Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture
DTC 201 [ARTS]: Tools and Methods for Digital Technology
DTC 206 [DIVR]: Digital Inclusion
DTC 497 [CAPS]: Senior Seminar
DTC 498: Internship

DTC Options

Then choose one option below and take all 4 courses (12 credits) in that option’s core.

Digital Cinema, Sound, and Animation

Examines the history, development, and cultural impact of time-based technology such as sound, film and animation.

Core Classes
DTC 335: 3D Digital Animation
DTC 354: Digital Storytelling
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts and Technology
DTC 491: Advanced Digital Cinema

Information Structures and Systems

Focuses on inclusive strategies for and systems to design, curate, present, and organize data and information across multiple contexts.

Core Classes
DTC 336: Multimedia Design
DTC 356 [M]: Information Structures
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts and Technology
DTC 476: Digital Literacies

Interactive Technologies and Development

Explores the principles of web design, coding, information architecture, and usability in a global cultural context.

Core Classes
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 356 [M]: Information Structures
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design

DTC Electives

Choose any 3 DTC Elective courses (9 credits) to fulfill the rest of your option requirements. You may not use a course twice (i.e. once as a DTC Core Option requirement and once as a DTC Elective). Remember that you need at least 2 Writing in the Major courses to complete your degree.

DTC 208 [Arts]: Introduction to Digital Cinema
DTC 330: Social Media Case Studies
DTC 331: Social Media Practices
DTC 335: 3D Digital Animation
DTC 336: Multimedia Design
DTC 338: Special Topics in Digital Technology and Culture

DTC 354: Digital Storytelling
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring
DTC 356 [M]: Information Structures
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts, Technology
DTC 392: Video Games Theories and History
DTC 435: Advanced Animation

DTC 475 [DIVR]: Digital Diversity
DTC 476: Digital Literacies
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design
DTC 491: Advanced Digital Cinema
DTC 492: Engines and Platforms

General Elective

Choose one non-DTC course (3 credits) from the list below as an elective course.

ANTH 301: Arts and Media in Global Perspective
ENGL 339: Topics in Film as Literature
ENGL 342: Documentary Film Theory and Production
ENGL 402 [M]: Technical and Professional Writing
FA 331: Art, Science, and Technology
FA 332: Introduction to Digital Media – Print and Web
FA 333: Introduction to Digital Media – Video and Sound

 

FA 337: Experimental Animation
FA 385: Digital Imaging
FA 434: Time Based Media
FA 435: Interactive Media
HIST 400: History in Media
HIST 438: Topics in Public History
HIST 483: Medicine, Science, and Technology in World History
MIS 372 [M]: Data Management
SOC 373: Media, Culture, and Society
SOC 430: Society and Technology
WST 300 [M]: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
WST 338: Women and Popular Culture
WST 340: Third World Women and Film
WST 369: Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures