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Digital Technology and Culture

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Digital Technology and Culture (120 Credits)

DTC Admission Requirements, Pullman and Tri-Cities Campuses

The DTC major requires 39 credits composed of a 15-credit required core that includes an internship, options of 21 credits, and 3 DTC-related elective credits. A student may be admitted to the DTC major at any point during a semester. To be admitted, a student must have completed DTC 101 with a C or better. To remain in good standing in the major, students must: 1) Complete DTC 201 and DTC 206 with a C or better, 2) Submit a graded DTC 206 Digital Inclusion statement along with the signed cover sheet via the online system within one semester of completing DTC 206, 3) Submit a digital portfolio following the DTC portfolio guidelines on the DTC website via the online system within one semester of completing DTC 201, and 4) Maintain an overall GPA at WSU of 2.0 or higher.

No DTC course may be taken on a pass, fail basis.
First Year
First TermCredits
DTC 101 [ARTS]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Foreign Language or Electives13 or 4
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
DTC 201 [ARTS]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language or Electives13 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab24
DTC 206 [DIVR]3
Second TermCredits
DTC Option Course33
DTC Option Elective43
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab24
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
DTC Option Courses36
DTC Option Elective43
Second TermCredits
DTC Option Course33
DTC Option Elective43
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
DTC 4983
DTC-Related Elective63
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]3
Second TermCredits
DTC 4973
Senior Exit Survey

1Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
2To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
3DTC Option Courses (12 credits): Students complete one of three options: Option One - Digital Cinema, Sound, and Animation (DTC 335, 354, 375 [M], and 491), Option Two - Information Systems and Structures (DTC 336, 356, 375 [M], and 476), or Option Three - Interactive Technologies and Development (DTC 355 [M], 356, 477, 478).
4DTC Option Electives (9 credits including an [M] course from any of the options): Option One Electives: DTC 355 [M], 356, 435, 476, 477; Option Two Electives: DTC 354, 355 [M], 475, 478, 491; Option Three Electives: DTC 335, 375 [M], 476, 491, 492.
5Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.
6DTC-Related Electives (3 credits): Approved courses include ANTH 301; ENGLISH 339, 342, 402 [M]; FINE ART 331, 332, 333, 337 385, 433, 434, 435; HISTORY 400, 438, 483; MIS 372; SOC 373, 430; WOMEN ST 300, 338, 340, 369.

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