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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Digital Media, Arts, and Technology

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (DIGIT)

Sharon Dale, in-charge

Digital technology has transformed the way we live, interact, learn, and work. The interdisciplinary Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT) major is designed for students who are curious about and want to explore the growing significance of technology in the modern world. DIGIT combines historical and theoretical course work with intensive practical training in the creation and use of digital media tools and computational systems. Foundational DIGIT courses familiarize students with the key concepts, methods, history, theories and practices of Digital Liberal Arts while a range of competency courses introduce them to industry-standard software applications alongside cutting edge tools that continue to emerge from the open source community. Combining the broad perspective of liberal arts training with in-demand technical skills, DIGIT incorporates either a capstone project or a digital media internship, in order to provide students with a successful transition from college to an increasingly technological job market.

Entrance Requirement: Students must earn C or better in ENGL 015 or ENGL 030 and COMM 270 to be eligible for entrance to the major.

For the B.A. degree in DIGIT a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 8-15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.) (See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: (48-49 credits)
(This includes 6-12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GA courses for all categories; 0-4 credits of GQ courses for Data Visualization and Assessment category; 0-3 credits of GN courses for the Sound and Motion category; 0-6 credits of GS courses for the Modeling and Simulation/Human Computer Interaction category.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (21 credits)
ART 168 GA(3)[1], COMM 270(3), PHOTO 100 GA(3),[1] (Sem: 1-6)
DIGIT 100(3)[1] (Sem: 1-6)
DIGIT 110(3)[1], DIGIT 210(3)[1] (Sem: 2-6)
DIGIT 400(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (21-22 credits)
Select 3-4 credits from: CAS 426(3)[1] or ENGL 211W(3)[1] or HIST 301(3)[1] or PSYCH 301(4)[1] or PL SC 480(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits from: DIGIT 494(3)[1] or DIGIT 495(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)

Select 9 credits from one of the following categories: (Sem: 4-8)
(May double count with general education courses)
(Some courses may require prerequisites)
Digital Humanities: ART 203(3), ENGL 050 GA(3), ENGL 229(3), ENGL 420(3)[1], GEOG 160 GS(3) and GEOG 161(1), GEOG 363(3)[1], HIST 490/LST 490(3)[1]
Sound and Motion: COMM 242(3), COMM 481(3)[1], GD 100 GA(3), INART 050 GN(3), INART 236 GA(3), INART 258A, GA(3), MUSIC 008 GA(3), MUSIC 458(3)[1]
Modeling & Simulation/Human Computer Interaction: CMPSC 102(3), CMPSC 302(3) [1], DIGIT 430(3)[1], MIS 387(3)[1], PSYCH 244 GS(3), PSYCH 253 GS(3), PSYCH 444(3)[1]
Data Visualization & Assessment: CMPSC 203 GQ(4), DIGIT 410(3)[1], MIS 204(3), MIS 336(3)[1], MIS 345(3)[1], MIS 430(3)[1]
Select 6 credits from a second category not used above (Sem: 4-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits (with at least three credits at the 400-level) from the following list or in consultation with advisor. (Sem: 4-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-06-024

Review Date: 04/14/2015

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