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The widespread influence of digital media in almost every aspect of
contemporary life requires new literacy skills for understanding and
using digital technologies. Regardless of their specialized major
program, students will work and evolve in environments that
increasingly rely on digital tools and platforms to create and share
To address this need, the Digital Studies minor provides ways for students from all disciplines to explore the role of digital tools and to become productive and ethical digital citizens.
The minor offers:
Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Students must earn 21 credits to complete the minor. Focused on theory and practice, the Digital Studies curriculum helps students gain experience using digital tools and develop a complex understanding of digital cultures. The curriculum covers topics such as:
A Digital Studies minor is beneficial to a wide range of professions, including careers in: