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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 complete DTC 201 and DTC 206 with a C or better and 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
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]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
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Foreign Language or Electives13 or 4
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab24
DTC 206 [DIVR] or 475 [DIVR]3
Electives9
Second TermCredits
DTC Option Elective33
DTC Track Course43
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab24
Electives4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
DTC Option Elective33
DTC Track Courses46
Electives56
Second TermCredits
DTC Option Elective33
DTC Track Course43
Electives59
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
DTC 4983
DTC Option Elective33
Integrated Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives56
Second TermCredits
DTC 4973
Electives512
Senior Exit Survey

Footnotes
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 Electives (12 credits): Students choose any four DTC classes not already completed for the major. May substitute one class (three credits) in the elective option with DTC 499. The degree must include two writing in the major [M] courses. These may be taken as a part of the option course work or as a DTC elective.
4DTC Track Courses (12 credits): Students complete one of five tracks: Track One - Digital Cinema, and Animation (DTC 208, 335, 354, and 435 or 491), Track Two - Web Development (DTC 355 [M], 375 [M], 477 and 478), Track Three - Game Studies (DTC 354, 355 [M], 392 or 476, and 492), Track Four - Data Visualization and Curation (DTC 204 or 209, 331, 356 [M] and 476), or Track Five - Integrative Media and Design (DTC 336, 354, 355 [M], and 436).
5Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.

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