Digital Studies Courses

  • DIGS-200. Introduction to Digital Studies

    This course cultivates foundational knowledge in digital studies, providing students with an understanding of central questions in the field. In this course, students will examine what it means to be digitally literate. The course will address questions of power, privilege, and access that shape the digital world. Beginning with an historical overview, students will explore issues such as digital security and privacy, digital identities, and copyright and fair use. Along with this theoretical grounding, students will be introduced to key principles for project management and development, data analysis, visualization, and curation. While gaining familiarity with and thinking critically about a variety of tools and platforms, students will build projects that help them develop a context for informed, ethical choices about the use of technology. Required for the digital studies minor. Offered every other year. Three hours a week. Four semester hours. (LINQ.)

    DIGS-250. Introduction to Game Studies

    What is the role of games in our society? Can a game motivate social change? What makes one game more engaging than another? In this course, students will explore the game industry, game culture, and the purpose and effects of games. They will gain considerable experience with gameplay and evaluation and ultimately design and market their own game. Three hours per week. Four semester hours. (A. SS, LINQ if concurrently enrolled in IDS-050 or CS-476.)

Fall 2022 Digital Studies Courses

  • ART-107: Digital Photography
  • CS-170Q: Programming
  • CS-173: Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS-174: OO Programming
  • CS-476: Computer Graphics
  • DIGS-250: Introduction to Game Studies
  • ENV-244: Environmental Applications of GIS
  • ENV-338: Forests & People
  • HIST-176: The Crusades
  • HIST-200W: Theories & Methods in History
  • IDS-110: Data Analytics
  • MCS-210: TV Production
  • MCS-220: Introduction to New Media
  • MUS-226: Music Technology