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Bachelor of Arts In Digital & Media Studies

Total credit hours: 120

REQUIRED CURRICULUM

Core and General Education for Bachelor of Arts degree (56-57 credit hours)

Choose an area you’re interested in

  • Art (24 credits)
  • Art History (18 credits)
  • English (18 credits)
  • History (21 credits)
  • Marketing (21 credits)
  • Philosophy (21 credits)
  • Theological Studies (18 credits)

Take the intro class (3 credits)
ENG 353 Introduction to Digital & Media Studies

Choose 3 methods courses (9 credits)
ENG 351 Media Writing
ENG 352 Professional Writing
ENG 354 Technology and Culture
ENG 356 Critical Discourse Analysis

Choose your coding path (6-9 credits)
ENG 380 Beginning Coding
ENG 381 Intermediate Coding
ENG 382 Advanced Coding

Sample Options of Specific Tagged & Programming Languages
Markup Languages

  • HTML + CSS (web coding and design)
  • TEI (semantic text coding for archiving and corpus analysis)
  • XML (dynamic web coding)

Programming Language
• JavaScript (web interactivity/app development)
• Objective C (app development)
• PHP (app development, database integration)
• Python (app development)

Choose your internship (3 credits)
ENG 360 Writing Internship
ENG 361 Media Internship / Production Internship

Capstone & Professional Portfolio (3 credits)
ENG 491 Digital and Media Studies Capstone and Professional Portfolio (3 credits)
Create a project using your skills and generate a portfolio for employers/graduate admissions to showcase your work in your chosen profession.

Self-Paced Online Modules
Students can choose which languages and the level of depth of their study and must achieve at least intermediate competency in a markup language and beginning competency in a programming language. There is no pre-requisite before beginning the coding modules but students must meet a proficiency benchmark before their internship and must complete the modules before registering for their capstone.

 

Digital & Media Studies Minor

Total credit hours: 15-18

REQUIRED CURRICULUM

Take the intro class (3 credits)
ENG 353 Introduction to Digital & Media Studies

Choose 2 methods courses (6 credits)
ENG 351 Media Writing
ENG 354 Technology and Culture
ENG 356 Critical Discourse Analysis

Choose your coding path (6 credits)
ENG 380 Beginning Coding
ENG 381 Intermediate Coding
ENG 382 Advanced Coding

Choose your internship (3 credits*)
ENG 360 Writing Internship
ENG 361 Media Internship

* If the student’s major requires an internship, this requirement can be waived and the minor completed with 15 credits.

Self-Paced Online Modules
Students can choose which languages and the level of depth of their study and must achieve at least intermediate competency in a markup language and beginning competency in a programming language. There is no pre-requisite before beginning the coding modules but students must meet a proficiency benchmark before their internship and must complete the modules before registering for their capstone.