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Undergraduate Program

Minor Requirements

Digital Media Studies Minors

Digital Media Studies (DMS) is an interdisciplinary program that trains students to be critical users of a wide array of digital media technologies. DMS courses allow students to create and manipulate digital images, video, sound, music, graphic designs, videogames, and computer code on a variety of platforms.

By using and producing digital media content, students will be able to gain a better understanding of modern media, marketing, and entertainment, acquire skills useful for employment in many industry fields, and develop a sophisticated digital literacy for reading and critiquing our contemporary digital landscape.

The DMS minor consists of six courses and can be in either the humanities or natural sciences.

Digital Media Studies Minor – Humanities

Students must take a total of six courses, four of which must be humanities courses.

Required Courses

Both of the following courses:

  • DMS 101: Introduction to Digital Media Studies (H)
  • DMS 103: The Essential Digital Media Toolkit (H)

Plus two or more of the following courses:

  • DMS 110: Video Game History (H)
  • DMS 250/ENG 288/WRT 261: Writing in a Digital Age (H)
  • AH 100: Introduction to Visual and Culture Studies (H)
  • AH 101: Introduction to Art and Visual Culture (H)
  • AH 213: Race and Gender in Pop Film (H)
  • AH 242: History of Photography: 1839-1915 (H)
  • AH 253: Film History: 1929–1959 (H)
  • AH 254: Film History: 1959–1989 (H)
  • AH 361: Film Theory (H)
  • EHU 268: Food, Media and Literature (H)
  • ENG 117: Introduction to the Art of Film (H)
  • ENG 118: Introduction to Media Studies (H)
  • ENG 138: Journalism Case Studies (H)
  • ENG 249: Gender and Language in Literature, Film, and Society (H)
  • ENG 255: Film History: Early Cinema (H)
  • ENG 260: Film History: 1989–Present (H)
  • ENG 263: Clocks and Computers: Visualizing Cultural Time (H)
  • ENG 263: Poetics of Television (H)
  • ENG 267: Animation and the Arts (H)
  • ENG 267: Image, Text, and Technology (H)
  • ENG 283: Media ABC (H)
  • GER 275: Digital Cityscapes (H)
  • JPN 219A: Tourist Japan (H)
  • JPN 292: Anime (H)
  • JPN 294: Hayao Miyazaki and Planet Ghibli (H)
  • MUR 161: Broadcasting in the Digital Age (H)
  • SA 141: Introduction to Photography (H)
  • SA 151: New Media and Emerging Practice 1 (H)
  • SA 242: Advanced Photography (H)
  • SA 244: Expanded Photography (H)
  • SA 252: New Media and Emerging Practice 2 (H)

Plus at least one and up to two of the following courses:

  • DMS 102: Programming for Digital Media (NS)
  • DMS 104: Design in a Digital Age (NS)
  • DMS 120: Videogame Design (NS)
  • DMS 251/CAS 251: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (NS)
  • DMS 210/DSC210/ENG268: Digital Imaging: Transforming Real into Virtual (NS)
  • AME 140: Introduction to Audio Music and Engineering (NS)
  • AME 193: Sound Design (NS)
  • AME 194: Audio for Visual Media (NS)
  • AME 196: Interactive Music Programming (NS)
  • AME 197: Audio for Gaming (NS)
  • AME 240: History of Sound Recording (NS)
  • CSC 131: Recreational Graphics I (NS)
  • CSC 161: Introduction to Programming (NS)
  • CSC 170: Web Design and Development (NS)
  • CSC 171: The Science of Programming (NS)
  • CSC 186: Video Game Development (NS)
  • CSC 191: Machines and Consciousness (NS)
  • HIS 246: Digital History (SS)
  • HIS 279: The Seward Family in Peace and War (SS)
  • HIS 285: Digital History: Virtual St. George’s (SS)
Digital Media Studies Minor – Natural Sciences

Students must take a total of six courses, four of which must be in the natural sciences.

Required Courses

Both of the following:

  • DMS 101: Introduction to Digital Media Studies (H)
  • DMS 102: Programming for Digital Media (NS) or CSC 161: Introduction to Programming (NS)

Plus three of the following courses:

  • DMS 104: Design in a Digital Age (NS)
  • DMS 120: Videogame Design (NS)
  • DMS 251/CAS 251: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (NS)
  • DMS 210/DSC210/ENG268: Digital Imaging: Transforming Real into Virtual (NS)
  • AME 140: Introduction to Audio Music and Engineering (NS)
  • AME 193: Sound Design (NS)
  • AME 194: Audio for Visual Media (NS)
  • AME 196: Interactive Music Programming (NS)
  • AME 197: Audio for Gaming (NS)
  • AME 240: History of Sound Recording (NS)
  • CSC 131: Recreational Graphics I (NS)
  • CSC 161: Introduction to Programming (NS) [unless taken as above]
  • CSC 170: Web Design and Development (NS)
  • CSC 171: The Science of Programming (NS)
  • CSC 186: Video Game Development (NS)
  • CSC 191: Machines and Consciousness (NS)

Plus one of the following courses:

  • DMS 110: Video Game History (H)
  • DMS 250/ENG 288/WRT 261: Writing in a Digital Age (H)
  • AH 100: Introduction to Visual and Culture Studies (H)
  • AH 101: Introduction to Art and Visual Culture (H)
  • AH 213: Race and Gender in Pop Film (H)
  • AH 242: History of Photography: 1839-1915 (H)
  • AH 253: Film History: 1929–1959 (H)
  • AH 254: Film History: 1959–1989 (H)
  • AH 361: Film Theory (H)
  • EHU 268: Food, Media and Literature (H)
  • ENG 117: Introduction to the Art of Film (H)
  • ENG 118: Introduction to Media Studies (H)
  • ENG 138: Journalism Case Studies (H)
  • ENG 249: Gender and Language in Literature, Film, and Society (H)
  • ENG 255: Film History: Early Cinema (H)
  • ENG 260: Film History: 1989–Present (H)
  • ENG 263: Clocks and Computers: Visualizing Cultural Time (H)
  • ENG 263: Poetics of Television (H)
  • ENG 267: Animation and the Arts (H)
  • ENG 267: Image, Text, and Technology (H)
  • ENG 283: Media ABC (H)
  • GER 275: Digital Cityscapes (H)
  • HIS 246: Digital History (SS)
  • HIS 279: The Seward Family in Peace and War (SS)
  • HIS 285: Digital History: Virtual St. George’s (SS)
  • JPN 219A: Tourist Japan (H)
  • JPN 292: Anime (H)
  • JPN 294: Hayao Miyazaki and Planet Ghibli (H)
  • MUR 161: Broadcasting in the Digital Age (H)
  • SA 141: Introduction to Photography (H)
  • SA 151: New Media and Emerging Practice 1 (H)
  • SA 242: Advanced Photography (H)
  • SA 244: Expanded Photography (H)
  • SA 252: New Media and Emerging Practice 2 (H)