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Digital Technology And Culture (DTC)

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101 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture 3 Inquiry into digital media, including origins, theories, forms, applications, and impact with a focus on authoring and critiquing multimodal texts.

104 Digital Foundations 1 Foundational computing skills: hardware, file management, common operating systems and applications, library resources, and professionalization.

201 [ARTS] Tools and Methods for Digital Technology 3 An introduction to the tools and methods of production for multimedia authoring in digital contexts.

206 [DIVR] Digital Inclusion 3 Examination of global reach of digital environments, structures, and tools with focus on inclusion in terms of access, availability, affordability, adoption, and application across cultures.

208 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Cinema 3 A practical introduction to the technological and cultural transformations driving the evolution of cinematic techniques from the birth of motion pictures to emerging technology.

330 Social Media Case Studies 3 Inquiry into ways businesses and individuals use social media as a marketing tool with special emphasis on media impact.

331 Social Media Practices 3 Inquiry into social media practices from a ground-up approach, focusing on social media message creation and consumption; online self-presentation; online relationships; reputation management; social media data analysis.

335 3D Digital Animation 3 (2-2) 3-D digital animation for creative and professional productions, art skills, story-telling and team problem-solving techniques.

335 (Effective through Fall 2019) Digital Animation: Story, Narration and Production 3 (2-2) 3-D digital animation for creative and professional presentations using Maya software, art skills, story-telling and team problem-solving techniques.

336 Multimedia Design 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 201. Design practices and process for composing for a multimedia environment including color, pattern, and shape.

336 (Effective through Fall 2019) Composition and Design 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 201. Design practices and process for composing for a multimedia environment including color, pattern and shape. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 336, ENGLISH 336).

338 Special Topics in Digital Technology and Culture 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Major trends or artists in digital technology and culture.

354 Digital Storytelling 3 Nonlinear, multi-linear, and interactive narrative using elements of creative writing such as character, dialog, setting, plot and image. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 354, ENGLISH 354).

355 [M] Multimedia Authoring 3 Development for new computer-based media; multimedia authoring projects; examination of information technology.

355 (Effective through Fall 2019) [M] Multimedia Authoring: Exploring New Rhetorics 3 Writing for new computer-based media; multimedia authoring project; examination of new rhetorics of information technology. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 355, ENGLISH 355).

356 [M] Information Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 101. Social and cultural role of information; research with electronic sources; production, validation, storage, retrieval, evaluation, use, impact of electronic information.

356 (Effective through Fall 2019) [M] Information Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 101. [M] Social and cultural role of information; research with electronic sources; production, validation, storage, retrieval, evaluation, use, impact of electronic information. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 356, ENGLISH 356).

375 [M] Language, Texts and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 101. Relationship between technology and communication; writing practices from a historical point of view.

375 (Effective through Fall 2019) [M] Language, Texts and Technology 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 101. Relationship between technology and communication; writing practices from a historical point of view. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 375, ENGLISH 375).

392 Video Games Theories and History 3 History and theory of video games with a focus on innovation and cultural impact.

435 Advanced Animation 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: DTC 335. Advanced investigation of tools and methods for 2D and 3D digital animation.

435 (Effective through Fall 2019) Advanced Animation 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: DTC 335. Advanced investigation of tools and methods for 2D and 3D digital animation. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 435, ENGLISH 435).

475 [DIVR] Digital Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of digital media in cultural contexts; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 475, AMER ST 475).

475 (Effective through Summer 2019) [DIVR] Digital Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of digital media in cultural contexts; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online. (Crosslisted course offered as AMER ST 475, DTC 475, ENGLISH 475).

476 Digital Literacies 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 375. Development and use of new literacies as they affect communication through technology.

476 (Effective through Fall 2019) Digital Literacies 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 375. Development and use of new literacies as they affect communication through technology. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 476, ENGLISH 476).

477 Advanced Multimedia Authoring 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 355. Advanced writing, imaging and teamwork skills for authoring in new computer-based media; website project in client-oriented context.

477 (Effective through Fall 2019) Advanced Multimedia Authoring 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC or ENGLISH 355. Advanced writing, imaging and teamwork skills for authoring in new computer-based media; website project in client-oriented context. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 477, ENGLISH 477).

478 Usability and Interface Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: DTC 355. Design of websites using best practices of visual literacy, interface architecture, and usability.

478 (Effective through Fall 2019) Usability and Interface Design 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: DTC or ENGLISH 355. Design of websites using best practices of visual literacy, interface architecture and usability. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 478, ENGLISH 478).

491 Advanced Digital Cinema 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 201 or 208. Exploration of advanced techniques, theories, and aesthetic strategies of cinema in the age of digital media, including video remix, mobile cinema, webisodes, cinematic games, hyperlinked video, and database cinema.

491 (Effective through Fall 2019) Digital Cinema 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 201 or 208. Exploration of advanced techniques, theories, and aesthetic strategies of cinema in the age of digital media, including video remix, mobile cinema, webisodes, cinematic games, hyperlinked video, and database cinema.

492 Engines and Platforms 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 355. A study of software platforms and engines used for media design, with special focus on intuitive tools, rapid work flow, multimedia platform environments, and asset management.

497 [CAPS] Senior Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: Completion of Junior Writing Portfolio; certified major in Digital Technology and Culture; senior standing. Major multimedia project for nonprofit organization or small business with special focus on project management, planning, and execution.

498 Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Direct professional learning experiences in the area of digital media, technology, and culture. S, F grading.

498 (Effective through Fall 2019) Internship V 2-9 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Direct professional learning experiences in the area of digital media, technology, and culture. S, F grading.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Digital Technology and Culture; junior standing. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

560 Critical Theories, Methods, and Practice in Digital Humanities 3 History, theory, and practice of digital humanities, with attention paid to how digital humanities are transforming disciplinary knowledge. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 560, DTC 560).

561 Studies in Technology and Culture 3 Foundation examination of key concepts, tools, and possibilities afforded by engaging with technology through a critical cultural lens. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 561, ENGLISH 561).

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