Digital Studies Minor Requirements (21 CREDITS)

The Digital Studies program is a modular curriculum that allows you to customize your experience in the minor based on your interests and your major.

Core Courses (2 courses = 6 CREDITS)

All students minoring in Digital Studies are required to complete the following two courses:

  • DS 201 - Digital Identities and Communities  Credits: 3
  • DS 202 - Digital Data and Design  Credits: 3

The core courses will introduce you to the field of digital studies and help you to select your path in the modules.

Module Courses (Complete 2 courses in each module = 12 CREDITS)

All students minoring in Digital Studies are required to complete two courses from each of the following modules. Students must take two courses from different disciplines in the “Tools and Production” module. Students must take at least one Digital Studies designated course in the “Digital Culture” module. With approval from the Director of Digital Studies, students may complete DS 490 Digital Studies Internship* in place of one of the two required module courses. When selecting the courses in the modules, think about how the minor may supplement your major. If you are uncertain about which courses to choose, contact the program director, Laurence José, (josel@gvsu.edu), who will be happy to meet with you to help you plan.

Module 1: Digital Tools and Production

  • ART 109 — Graphic Design Basics  Credits: 3
  • ART 271 — Digital 3-D Modeling and Design  Credits: 3
  • FVP 125 — Media Production 1  Credits: 3
  • CIS 231 — Problem Solving with Spreadsheets  Credits: 3
  • CIS 238 — Internet Media and Programming  Credits: 3
  • CIS 320 — Visualization of Data and Info  Credits: 3
  • CMJ 260 — Multimedia Journalism Workshop  Credits: 3
  • PHO 175 — Understanding Still Photography  Credits: 3
  • DS 310 — Digital Preservation and Archiving  Credits: 3
  • DS 490 — Internship in Digital Studies Credits: 3*
  • GPY 307 — Introduction to Computer Mapping/GIS  Credits: 3
  • MKT 360 – Marketing on the Internet  Credits: 3
  • PA 311 — Public Sector Information Technology Credits: 3
  • STA 216 — Intermediate Applied Statistics  Credits: 3
  • WRT 351 — Writing for the World Wide Web  Credits: 3
  • WRT 455 — Multimodal Composing  Credits: 3

Module 2: Digital Culture

  • CIS 358 — Information Assurance  Credits: 3
  • DS 330 — Game Culture  Credits: 3
  • DS 340 — Identity and Representation in Digital Culture Credits: 3
  • DS 350 — Social Media in Culture  Credits: 3
  • DS 360 — Ethics of Digital Culture  Credits: 3
  • DS 490 — Internship in Digital Studies Credits: 3*
  • ENG 314/DS 314 — Digital Literacies  Credits: 3
  • PLS 340 — Mass Media and American Politics  Credits: 3
  • SOC/LIB 366 — American Society and Media  Credits: 3
  • STA 340 – Statistics in the Media Credits: 3

Capstone Requirements (3 CREDITS)

All students minoring in Digital Studies are required to complete the capstone course:

  • DS 495 - Digital Studies Capstone  Credits: 3


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