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.

    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.)

Spring 2022 Digital Studies Courses

  • DIGS 200: Introduction to Digital Studies
  • ART 107: Digital Photography I
  • BIO 428W: Genomics
  • BIO/BCMB 429W: Structural Biology
  • BIO/NEUR 435W: Developmental Neurobiology
  • CS 173: Introduction to Computer Science
  • CS 174: Object-Oriented Programming
  • ENV 332: Urbanization and the Environment
  • HEP 260 (special topics course): Health and Healing in African Societies
  • HIST 200W: Theories and Methods in History
  • HIST/ENGL 212: Bears Make History: U.S. Higher Education and Digital Entrepreneurship in the Archive and Online
  • MCS 335: Media, Activism, and Social Change
  • POL 300: Research Methods in Politics
  • SOC 255: Race and Ethnic Relations