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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:

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

Plus two or more of the following courses:

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

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

  • DMST 102: Programming for Digital Media (NS)
  • DMST 104: Design in a Digital Age (NS)
  • DMST 120: Videogame Design (NS)
  • DMST 251/CASC 251: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (NS)
  • DMST 210/DSCC 210/ENGL 268: 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)
  • HIST 246: Digital History (SS)
  • HIST 279: The Seward Family in Peace and War (SS)
  • HIST 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:

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

Plus three of the following courses:

  • DMST 104: Design in a Digital Age (NS)
  • DMST 120: Videogame Design (NS)
  • DMST 251/CASC 251: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (NS)
  • DMST 210/DSCC 210/ENGL 268: 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:

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