Goals and Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

The minor has two overarching goals, both oriented toward helping students navigate the increasingly digitized world that we inhabit:

  • The first is to teach students the skills necessary to use digital skills and tools foundational to their careers, including data literacy, visualization, multimedia production, visual rhetoric, and design.
  • The second is to gain the knowledge to critically assess digital culture, including the interrogation of social media, digital identity and representation, and exploring the ethical implications of digital access.

Student Learning Outcomes

Epistemology: Students will learn how the digital and data affect what we know and how we know it.

Ethics: Students will learn to articulate their ethical responsibilities as they use digital technologies.

Systems: Students will be able to explore what digital technologies exist and how they function.

Culture: Students will critically examine the ways digital technologies shape culture and human relationships.

Problem Solving: Students will learn to critically use and evaluate digital tools to solve problems (individual, social, environmental, etc.).

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