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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:


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

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

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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