Spring 2016 Digital Studies Courses

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50:192:101 
Introduction to Digital Humanities
MW 1:20PM – 2:40 FA-217
Brown
An introduction to work at the intersection of digital technology and the humanities. Course work involves both the use of digital technology to compose, design, and create digital projects and also the analysis of digital objects from a humanistic perspective.

50:192:301:01 Multimedia Thinking
TTH 1:30PM – 2:50 FA-217
Emmons
Multimedia Thinking is an introduction to new media theory that asks students to pursue a semester-long research project and then translate that project in at least three different media.

50:192:301:02 Interactive Storytelling or: “Help, I’ve Never Met My Main Character!”
TTH 3:00PM – 4:20 FA-217
Nash
Video games are being used to tell new stories. Although classic storytelling will always form a solid underpinning for narrative in any medium, the introduction of a new axis – ‘Interactivity’ – is quickly subverting the standard paradigms of linear storytelling. This not only challenges the structures we are accustomed to, but gives us a new “wild west” of storytelling, where few rules have been formalized and rampant experimentation is slowly unveiling what works and what doesn’t. In this class, we’ll play, analyze, and write about a range of “story-driven” games, drawing on classics of the 80s and 90s, the modern AAA space, and the rapidly growing indie- and art-game scenes. We’ll examine the various ways video game writers have thus far embraced interactivity to tell stories not possible in any other medium, and we’ll begin to place these classics on a spectrum of interactivity that runs from fully-authored to fully-emergent and everything in between. The goal is to immerse the student in a body of canonical “standards” that will provide the basis on which to explore the emerging rhetoric of this new narrative space, and to ultimately inform their own exploration of the medium as meaningful contributors.

50:192:305 INTERNSHIP IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

50:192:401 DIGITAL HUMANITIES CAPSTONE

Interdisciplinary Course Offerings

Courses can be counted towards the Digital Studies Certificate

Any COMPUTER SCIENCE (198) course

50:080:213 INTRO COMPUTER GRAPHICS

50:080:224 NEW MEDIA ART

50:080:279 ANIMATION FUNDAMENTALS

50:080:332 GRAPHIC DESIGN II

50:080:334 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRODUCTION

50:080:346 DESIGN FOR THE WORLD WIDE WEB

50:080:387 COMPUTER ANIMATION II

50:080:438 COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN II

50:080: 226 INTRODUCTION TO CONCEPTUAL ART MAKING

50:350:227 FOLK AND FAIRY TALES ACROSS MEDIA

50:350:415 SEMINAR IN ENGLISH STUDIES: BREAK THE TEXT

50:512:338 AMERICA IN THE SIXTIES

50:570:300 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION

50:700:301 SOUND THINKING

50:700:302 SOUND AND IMAGE

50:700:486 MUSIC COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

50:750:140 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING

50:940:471 TECHNOLOGY IN THE SPANISH CLASSROOM

50:989:302 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (W)

50:989:316 DESIGNING PUBLICATIONS FOR THE WEB

50:988:298 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES: SEXUAL IDENTITY AND AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

52:630:361 DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY

52:135:201 INTRO TO BUSINESS COMPUTING

52:623:302 IT AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

52:623:445 GLOBAL ISSUES IN ECOMMERCE TECHNOLOGY