Digital Information and Applications Minor

The Applied Digital Studies Minor requires a total of 6 courses or 5 courses plus an internship or research project. Please note, a minimum of one half of the courses taken must be courses not counted within the student’s major (particularly applies to Computer Science and Economics students). In addition, the optional internship or research project may be done after at least 4 courses in the minor are complete, and the research project must use methods from the minor.

Curriculum

CSC 111
CSC 110L
Introduction to Programming
and Intro to Computing Lab
3
Select one of the following statistical courses:3-4
Business Statistics
Statistics for Social Sciences
Inferential Statistics and Computers for Science
Probability & Statistics I
Select one course from the Math, Science, and Logic electives listed below3-4
Select one course from the Application of Technology electives listed below3
One additional elective from either group of electives3
Choose one of the following0-3
One additional course from either group of electives
Research Experience
Research Experience
CSC 497Internship1-3
Total Credits16-23

Math, Science, and Logic Electives (select at least one course)

CSC 112Data Structures3
CSC 310Information Organization and Processing3
ECO 310Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
ECO 256Business Analytics3
MAT 191Introduction to Discrete Mathematics4
MAT 219Linear Algebra4
MAT 352Probability & Statistics II3
PHI 225Logic3
SOC 315Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences3

Application of Technology Electives (select at least one course)

CSC 108Introduction to Web Computing3
CSC 310Information Organization and Processing3
CSC 320The Social Impact of Computing3
DMA 201Introduction to Digital Media3
DMA 217Interaction Design3
DMA 370Designing for Mobile Devices3
DMA 442Advanced Web Design3
PHI 246Ethics of Technology3

Roadmap

This minor can be useful for various majors. For example, a student majoring in history may be interested in pursuing a field of study in forming and maintaining databases. An English major may be interested in pursuing a career in web-based media. The following roadmaps provide examples of courses that would be useful for students in these majors.

The following roadmaps are provided as examples based on different majors and courses of study.  Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to speak with Dr. David Sheets, the coordinator of the program, for an individualized plan.

History Major Sample Roadmap

Sophomore
FallSpring
CSC 111
111L
CSC 112
112L
Junior
FallSpring
MAT 131CSC 310
310L
Senior
FallSpring
PHI 225PHI 246

English Major Sample Roadmap

Sophomore
FallSpring
MAT 131PHI 225
Junior
FallSpring
CSC 111
111L
DMA 201
Senior
FallSpring
DMA 442CSC 108
108L