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Courses with the DTC Subject

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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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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

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

204 Introduction to Text Analysis 3 Introduction to computational and statistical text analysis using the open source programming language R; designed for students with no prior experience with programming but who wish to extend their methodological tool kit to include quantitative and computational approaches to the study of text. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 204, DATA 204.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall.

209 Introduction to Data Visualization 3 An introduction to the tools and methods of data visualization in multiple contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 209, DATA 209.) Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

354 [ARTS] [M] 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). Typically offered Fall and Spring.

354 (Effective through Summer 2021) 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). Typically offered Fall and Spring.

355 [M] Multimedia Authoring 3 Development for new computer-based media; multimedia authoring projects; examination of information technology. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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

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

435 Advanced Animation 3 (2-2) Course Prerequisite: DTC 335. Advanced investigation of tools and methods for 2D and 3D digital animation. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

436 Advanced Multimedia Design 3 Course Prerequisite: DTC 336. Advanced design principles and projects in digital media; projects include visual, sound, haptic, and interactive experiences. Typically offered Spring.

436 (Effective through Summer 2021) Advanced Multimedia Design 3 Advanced design principles and projects in digital media; projects include visual, sound, haptic, and interactive experiences. Typically offered Spring.

475 [DIVR] Digital Diversity 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Cultural impact of digital media in cultural contexts; issues of race, class, gender, sexuality online. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

475 (Effective through Summer 2021) [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). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

476 Digital Strategies 3 Examines multiple digital strategies for engagement with immersive and emerging technologies.

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. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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.

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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Spring.

497 [CAPS] Senior Seminar 3 Course Prerequisite: Completion of Junior Writing Portfolio; admitted to the 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. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Digital Technology and Culture; junior standing; department permission. 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: Admitted to the 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 DTC 560, ENGLISH 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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