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Minor

The Digital Sciences minor is designed to complement a wide range of majors, including Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Visual Communication Design, Journalism and Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Fashion Design and Merchandising, and many more.

The minor includes two courses that focus on developing a content-rich website and on making a web page or software application easier to use. 

Students then have a choice between two courses that explore societal or ethical issues involving technology, a choice from a set of courses that explore either design issues or programming, and a choice between two courses in enterprise architecture or information management—two emerging areas in digital sciences. 

Finally, an approved elective in  Digital Sciences provides flexibility to tailor the minor to each student's specific interests and career goals.

The minor  requirements are summarized informally below.  For the full formal descriptions, please see these sections in the Kent State University 2013 - 2014 Catalog:

Informal lists of course descriptions can be found in the Courses menu item on the left.  This menu contains three lists:

MINOR REQUIREMENTS:

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

DIGITAL SCIENCES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)   
Type    Course    Title    Credits   
DSCI    10310    My Story on the Web    3   
33310    Human-Computer Interaction    3   
Choose from the following:    3   
DSCI    10010    Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences (3)     
10410    Information Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)     
Choose from the following:    3-4   
CS    13001    Computer Science I-Programming and Problem Solving (4)     
DSCI    13210    Design Processes and Principles (3)     
15310    Computational Thinking and Programming (3)     
FDM    10050    Introduction to Fashion Technology (3)     
MIS    34070    Programming Theory and Applications (3)     
VCD    13000    Introduction to Visual Communication Design (3)     
Choose from the following:    3   
DSCI    31010    Enterprise Architecture (3)     
34410    Digital Information Management and Processing (3)     
Approved Elective in Digital Sciences or related area 1    3   
MINIMUM TOTAL    18   

Type Legend:DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts; KHUKent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

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