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Major Requirements

 

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Technology and Culture it is required that a student the 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 help students keep track of their 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 Leisa McCormick, the DTC Academic Advisor.

Core Requirements

15 Credits
DTC 101: Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture
DTC 201: Tools and Methods for Digital Technology
DTC 206: Digital Inclusion
DTC 497: Senior Seminar
DTC 498: Internship

Options

21 Credits (Select One Option Below)

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: Digital Animation: Story, Narration and Production
DTC 354: Digital Storytelling
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts and Technology
DTC 491: Digital Cinema

Pick Three Additional Courses
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring: Exploring New Rhetorics
DTC 356: Information Structures
DTC 435: Advanced Animation
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 476: Digital Literacies

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: Composition and Design
DTC 356: Information Structures
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts and Technology
DTC 476: Digital Literacies

Pick Three Additional Courses
DTC 354: Digital Storytelling
DTC 355 [M]: Multimedia Authoring: Exploring New Rhetorics
DTC 475: Digital Diversity
DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design
DTC 491: Digital Cinema

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: Exploring New Rhetorics
DTC 356: Information Structures
DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design

Pick Three Additional Courses
DTC 335: Digital Animation: Story, Narration and Production
DTC 375 [M]: Language, Texts and Technology
DTC 476: Digital Literacies
DTC 491: Digital Cinema
DTC 492: Engines and Platforms

General Elective

3 Credits (Select One Course Below)

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