Courses

Students at UMass can pursue a major discipline of their choice and complement that study with the IT Minor. The curriculum includes courses on technologies and technical capabilities along with courses that focus on the application of IT in particular disciplines.

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Visit the IT Minor Page to view details about course requirements, enrollment, & more. 

Winter 2015 Session

COMP-LIT 236 Digital Culture
MARKETNG 455 Internet Marketing
NURSING 290B Intro Healthcare Informatics
OIM 210 Introduction to Business Information Systems

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By default, the list below includes all courses that have been approved for the IT Minor, including courses that are not being offered now, and courses that were offered in the past, but will no longer be offered. You may use the filters "Offered Fall 2014" and "Approved status" to restrict this list to courses that continue to be approved to be offered, or to only those courses that are being offered in  the current semester. You may get these listings by setting the first two filters as follows:

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*NOTE: Students may not be able to register for courses via SPIRE due to prerequisite requirements or other restrictions. Unless otherwise stated below, students should contact the course faculty, inform them that you are an IT Minor and request enrollment into the course.

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Course Nbr Course Name Description Notes Offered Fall 2014sort ascending Approval Status Requirement(s)
JOURNAL 393N Reporting for Podcasting and Radio

Course introduces students to writing and reporting for radio or podcasting. Students will practice pitching stories, arranging and conducting interviews, as well as writing and mixing radio scripts.  

Journalism Majors Only Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
COMM 332 Convergent Media and Activism

This course explores the relationship between digital media, politics, and democracy, examining the social and technical history of online activist projects in different societies around the world.

Was COMM 397AB. Offered Fall 2014 Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
NRC 585 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
The goals of this course are to teach you basic GIS concepts such as spatial data sources and structures, projections and coordinate systems, geospatial analysis, cartographic modeling, and the integration of remote sensing and GIS. 
Was NRC/ Forest 592G Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
OIM 210 Introduction to Business Information Systems

Computer simulation presented for carrying out trial-and-error experiments on computer approximations of real, management systems. The goal is to 1) validate a new idea quickly, 2) diagnose potential product design problems, 3) optimize performance of complex systems, and 4) learn about something complex. 

Was SCH-MGMT 210 Offered Fall 2014 Approved Foundation
CMPSCI 391LI S-Computer Crime Law

In this course, students will study and discuss legal issues related to crimes involving computers and networks. Our main topics will include recent and important case law, statutes, and constitutional clauses concerning authorization, access, vice crimes, search and seizure, wiretaps, the right to privacy, FISA, and jurisdiction. Students are assumed to be familiar with general computing concepts and applications, but the instructor will provide an introduction to legal concepts.

CMPSCI 230 is a firm prerequisite. CMPSCI majors who are pursuing the IT Minor must take at least 2 courses toward the minor outside of their school. Offered Fall 2014 Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
COMM 334 Media History and Communication Policy

Focus on technological developments that have influenced the growth and development of our electronic modes of communication such as radio, television, telephones, videocassette recorders, satellites, cable TV, electronic mail, robotics, and computers. 

Contact Prof. Emily West (ewest@comm.umass.edu). Limited openings for IT Minors in Fall semester, should be more in spring. Waiting list will be processed once junior and senior majors are admitted, priority to seniors, then first come first served. Offered Fall 2014 Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
RES-ECON 112 Computing: Foundations to Frontiers

Provides introductory training and a fluency in the discipline, to help the student to apply IT to her or his own major or career.  Course develops understanding of contemporary computing tools, IT concepts, and higher-order skills like those needed to perform needs assessment and systems analysis and troubleshooting.  

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Foundation
CMPSCI 119 Intro to PGMG (Python)

This introduction to computer programming with Python emphasizes multimedia (graphics and sound) applications that are relevant for Web designers, graphic artists, and more. Students will explore basic concepts in computer science and computer programming by manipulating digital images and sound files. No prior programming experience is needed. Not for CMPSCI majors.

Non CMPSCI Majors ONLY. Was CMPSCI 191P Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical A, or Elective
CMPSCI 187 Prog W/Data Structrs

Advanced programming techniques in the Java language and elementary techniques of software engineering: documentation, coding style, basic testing principles, and informal reasoning about correctness. The notion of an abstract data structure and various important data structures: stacks, queues, linked lists, tree-based structures, and hash tables. Use of object-oriented language constructs for encapsulation of data objects.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical B, or Elective
CMPSCI 190IN Introduction to Informatics

An introduction to the main concepts of Informatics.  There are several "Big Ideas" in computing, including but not limited to abstraction, data and information, algorithms, programming, and analysis of both computational problems and computational artifacts.  This class provides an introduction to those ideas and considers some of the ways that those computing principles might be used to solve real world problems.  Computer-based assignments are an integral part of this course but no programming knowledge or prior programming experience is expected or required. Not for CMPSCI majors.

Offered Fall 2014 Approved Foundation
MARKETING 455 Internet Marketing

Explores the internet's impact on the marketing discipline and the effective use of this technology; the internet's effect on marketing strategy, consumer behavior, advertising, retailing, and distribution. Prerequisite: MARKETNG 300 or 301

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
JOURNAL 435 Web Design for Journalists

Students will learn basic web design, HTML and CSS skills, and by the end of the semester they will be able to build a basic website, including how to incorporate JavaScript plugins. The course will also cover online ethics, mobile strategy, search engine optimization, and the role of social media in successfully publishing journalism work online.

Journalism Majors Only, was Journal 394W Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
FINANCE 304 Financial Modeling

Application of financial models in the business environment. The use of computer-based spreadsheet and simulation packages in business analysis.

Was FINOPMGT 304 Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
ENGLISH 391D Writing and Emerging Technologies --- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
JOURNAL 333 ST-Intro to Digital Photojournalism

Introductory level course for students who wish to acquire a working knowledge of the field of photojournalism and the various tools used in modern image processing for both print and online media. Students are encouraged to own or have access to a digital SLR camera with manual functions for this class.

Was Journal 397P, Journalism Majors Only Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
EDUC 593A Integrating Technology in Curriculum

Course examines the potential that computer-based technologies have for making instruction more efficient, effective, and engaging in classrooms at all education levels.  Students learn to apply basic instructional design principles to create lesson plans and other instructional materials.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
LINGUIST 409 Formal Methods in Linguistics

This course has been revised to provide an introduction to python programming language, using linguistic approaches to language as the topic. IT Minors may take the course without prior courses in Linguistics if they are willing to consult a linguistics textbook to understand basic concepts. (For the purposes of the IT Minor, this course is an alternative to CMPSCI 119, which provides an introduction to python programming language, using graphical objects as the topic.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical A, or Elective
E&C-Eng 242 Data Structures and Algorithms

A data structures course using the Java programming language. Basic mathematical, logical, and programming concepts relevant to description and manipulation of information structures such as arrays, lists, trees, graphs, and files; the underlying principles of algorithm design and analysis applied to sorting and searching problems. Prerequisite: grade of C or better in E&C-ENG 122, 201 or equivalent.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical A, or Technical B
MARKETING 450 Direct Marketing

Introduces principles and strategies for direct marketing and database marketing; direct marketing through the use of lists, catalogs, direct mail, print and broadcast media, telemarketing, and the Internet.  Prerequisites: MARKETNG 300 or 301

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
CMPSCI 120 Problem Solving with the Internet

Basic skills needed to use the Internet.  Web browsers, search strategies, basic Web page design, client-side and server-side programming, and cryptography.  Malware and viruses, e-mail management and etiquette.  Web-site management through UNIX commands, ftp file transfers, telnet sessions. Relevant and timely social, technical, and political topics.  Not intended for Computer Science majors. Programming experience not required. Prerequisites: some hands-on experience with PCs or MACs or UNIX.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical C
CMPSCI 105 Computer Literacy

Broad introduction to hardware and software aspects of microcomputers. Four application areas: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and telecommunications (access to the Internet). Prerequisites: reasonable high school math skills. Typing ability an important asset. Not for Computer Science Majors.  *CMPSCI majors see IT Advisor about waiver

Waived for CMPSCI Majors Offered Fall 2014 Approved Foundation
OIM 452 Business Processes and Enterprise Systems

This course exposes undergraduate students to core business processes and how these processes are implemented with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems in organizational settings. The key business processes covered include procurement (materials management), fulfillment (sales), and production (manufacturing). (Was SCH-MGMT 552, Was FINOPMGT 397E)

Contact Prof. Traci Hess (thess@isenberg.umass.edu) Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
OIM 451 Information & Project Management

Provides an introduction to project management, focusing on the integration of business operations and information management, and techniques to effectively manage the implementation of such projects.

Contact Prof. Traci Hess (thess@isenberg.umass.edu) Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
ART 397CC Information Design I --- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
ART 345 Digital Media: Still Image

This course explores, through demonstrations and technical assignments, the creative possiblities of digital image creation and manipulation using primarily Photoshop, and the printmaking technique of Photopolymer Gravure processes.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
CMPSCI 121 Introduction to Problem Solving w/ Computers (Java)

An introductory course in problem solving in computing, using the programming language Java. Focuses on the fundamental concepts of problem solving and on computer imple-mentation. Satisfactory completion is a prerequisite for all higher-level computer science courses. Use of computer required. Prerequisite: high school algebra and basic math skills.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical A
ART 275 Digital Media: Still Image

This course explores the creative possibilities of digital image creation and manipulation.  Through demonstrations, creative technical assignments, students explore the digital workflow in independent projects involving sustained inquiry into self selected theme.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
GEO-SCI 352 Computer Mapping --- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
ART 271 Introduction to Computing in Fine Arts

Historical overview of the development of computer art and the significant events leading to the development of the field. Projects include hands-on experience with computer imaging for use in the creation of fine art. Prerequisite: completion of foundation courses or consent of instructor. *IT Minors may request a course override from the IT Program Office, 413-545-6242 or via our Contact Form.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
CMPSCI 290NW A Networked World

The course will cover technical, social, policy, economic and legal foundations for today's networks, including the Internet.  We'll dive into how the Internet - arguably the largest and most complex human-engineered system ever – works.  

This course has been approved for Fall, 2014, as a Technical C or a Broadened Inquiry. Offered Fall 2014 Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Technical C
ACCOUNTG 312 Systems Analysis and Design

The systems analyst function: that interface between the users of the information system and the computer personnel. Systems theory and data base concepts; emphasis on the systems design, systems evaluation, anti-justification.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical B, or Elective
BCT 320 Intro to CAD in construction/Archit

This course provides an introduction into construction-related Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) tools.  By using industry-standard software in exercises and projects, students gain the capability to model construction projects and create industry-standard architectural drawings.

Was BCT 220 Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
OIM 453 Business Intelligence and Analytics

This course provides an introduction to Business Intelligence, including the processes, methodologies, infrastructure, and current practices used to transform business data into useful information and support business decision-making. Business Intelligence requires foundation knowledge in data storage and retrieval, thus this course will review logical data models for both database management systems and data warehouses. Was SCH-MGMT 553 and SCH-MGMT 597BI

Contact Prof. Traci Hess (thess@isenberg.umass.edu) Offered Fall 2014 Approved Technical B
ART 374 Computer Animation I

Principles and applications of computer animation using Autodesk Maya software in film, video, music, and technology. Introduction to 2D and 3D animation programs. Skills acquired in preparation for production in second semester.  Prerequisites: ART 271 and 297Q. Should be followed by Art 384 Computer Animation II 

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
BIOLOGY 572 Neurobiology

Lectures integrate structural, functional, molecular, and developmental approaches. Topics include neuronal anatomy and physiology, neural induction and pattern formation, development of neuronal connections, membrane potentials and neuronal signals, synapses, sensory systems, control of movement, systems neuroscience and neural plasticity. Prerequisites: Biology/Biochemistry 285 or both Psychology 330 and Intro biology.

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
SCH-MGMT 597G ST-Internet Business --- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
ACCOUNTG 311 Business Applications of Computers

Examines information systems from the perspective of the documents, processes, and controls that are needed to satisfy information requirements for financial statements, as well as the needs of decision makers within the firm. 

--- Offered Fall 2014 Approved Elective
MICROBIO 590B Bioinformatics Lab

This computer laboratory course is designed to help students construct a working library of bioinformatic tools and resources.  The flow of the course will move from traditional DNA and protein sequence analysis techniques to the opportunities afforded by large-scale genomic and gene expression data.  During the laboratory students will become familiar with UNIX-based operating systems, write computer programs to manipulate biological data and use relational databases.  While there is no formal prerequisites, some level of familiarity with molecular biology is recommended.  

--- Not Offered Elective
JOURNAL 392R Future of Online Journalism

Course introduces the practice of literary journalism, narrative writing, and the writing techniques that make it possible. Writing assignments include reviews, travel, and cultural reporting. 

Journalism Majors Only Not Offered Elective
LEGAL 491O Conflict and Cyberspace: Online Dispute Resolution*

Course introduces students to the evolving field of online dispute resolution.  Students will have opportunities to participate and role play in several simulated online dispute resolution cases.  Simulations will utilize different online platforms and dispute resolution techniques (i.e. mediation, negotiation, and arbitration).  

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
LEGAL 491S Law and the World Wide Web

Explore a broad range of topics related to constitutional law as well as controversies in the area of intellectual property law, and explore the current debate on cryptography, online gambling, internet taxes, as well as new problems raised by the spread of wireless technologies. Finally, students will consider several issues that touch on ecommerce and online dispute resolution. 

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
JOURNAL 392M S-Intro to Nonfiction Writing Journalism Majors Only Not Offered Elective
JOURNAL 391R Travel Writing and Photojournalism

This course requires a group trip to Sicily during spring break in March.  Students will learn about travel writing and cultural reporting.  Photography will be taught by an experienced photographer, including digital photography using Photoshop.  

Journalism Majors Only Not Offered Approved Elective
JOURNAL 397W Introduction to Online Journalism

Digital storytelling, blogging, mirco-blogging, and social media affect how people get their news and are becoming more relevant than TV and radio.  Class members will survey current trends in the online space and in mainstream media to see what works and what does not work for consumers.  Students will explore basic HTML programming, the fundamentals of graphic design and the semiotics of information design for online publications. 

Journalism Majors Only Not Offered Elective
THEATER 465 Advanced Construction Techniques (Autocad)

NOTE: This course is approved as an IT MInor elective ONLY when it is focused on AutoCAD and stage design.

NOTE: Approved as an IT MInor elective ONLY when it is focused on AutoCAD and stage design. Not Offered Approved
SCH-MGMT/ HT-MGT 397L/392E Contemporary Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyberspace --- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
SCH-MGMT 397B/551 Internet Technology for e-Business

This course exposes students to how core business concepts are implemented in real-world organizational settings. Key business processes covered include procurement (materials management), fulfillment (sales), and production (manufacturing). The class meets in a computer lab and enables hands-on experience, with instructor guidance, to the ERP solution from SAP, the world's largest business software company.  Using the system's core modules and data warehouse, students will gain insight into online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP). A detailed case study with supporting data and structured in-class exercises will prepare students for the SAP graded assignments. Students may download the SAP web-based client to their personal computers.

--- Not Offered Approved Elective
RES-ECON 397A Economic Issues of Contemporary Information Technology

Analysis of economic problems presented by the rise of the Internet. Includes study of economic issues in managing the Internet, the impact of the Internet on markets and the macro economy, study of content markets, and the impact of the Internet on economic development.  Prerequisite: ECON 103 or RES-ECON 102

Offered ONLINE only (Continuing Ed) Not Offered Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
NRC 577 Ecosystem Modeling and Simulation Was WFCON 577 Not Offered Elective
OIM 321 Business Process Simulation

Computer simulation presented for carrying out trial-and-error experiments on computer approximations of real, management systems. The goal is to 1) validate a new idea quickly, 2) diagnose potential product design problems, 3) optimize performance of complex systems, and 4) learn about something complex. The Arena environment, based on the SIMAN language, used to build models and video game-like animations.

--- Not Offered Elective
NURSING 290B Introduction to Healthcare Informatics

This survey course will provide a state-of-the-art overview of the role of information technology in healthcare with emphasis on essential content and applications in healthcare informatics.

--- Not Offered Elective
NRC 297S Introduction to Spatial Information Technologies

Introduction to maps and mapping, aerial photography, satellite imagery, and geographic information systems (GIS). Prepares students for more advanced coursework in GIS and remote sensing.

--- Not Offered Elective
POLSCI 394TI Technology, Power & Governance

Examines power and uses of digital technologies in national, transnational and global governance. Topics include inequalities, transparency, civil society, state capacity, privacy, social movements, cyberwar and electoral politics.

--- Not Offered Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
MUSIC 586 MIDI Studio Techniques

Introduction to MIDI and computer music synthesis. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

--- Not Offered Approved Elective
MUSIC 585 Fundamentals of Electronic Music

Elementary study of the literature and techniques of electronic music. Extensive listening assignments in the serious electronic repertory: elementary composition projects for tape and analog synthesizer. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

--- Not Offered Elective
GEO-SCI 468 GIS and Spatial Analysis Not Offered Approved Elective
HT-MGT/ SCH-MGMT 392E/397L Sem-Contemporary Legal and Ethical Issues in Cyberspace --- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
Honors 499D Full Year Course: Multidisciplinary Info Tech Community Service Capstone* Part 2 The IT Capstone is no longer offered Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
CMPSCI 397C/552 Interactive Multimedia Production

Students explore interactive authoring tools to develop presentation and training systems by using programming languages within professional packages to present graphics, animation, text, sound, and music based on user request.

NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
CMPSCI 397B/551 3-D Animation and Digital Editing

Students work alone and in teams to create high-quality publishable animated pieces using three-dimensional graphics technology. Techniques include digital editing, sound, music, design, modeling, rendering, surfaces, textures, and lighting.

NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
CMPSCI 391F Fundamentals of Graphic Communication

Provide students with an understanding of computer-based design and multimedia production. The course will cover basic concepts in the areas of graphic design, animation, and designing for interactivity. These concepts will help prepare students for more advanced studies in 2D and 3D animation and in multimedia production and programming. 

NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
CMPSCI 391B/123 Introduction to JAVA II

This is a programming course in Java for students who have previous programming experience in Java, C or C++. Students will be introduced to a variety of advanced topics such as inheritance, polymorphism, interface design, threads, and design patterns. Object-oriented concepts will be covered in great detail, but 123 assumes general familiarity with basic programming concepts. 

NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Technical A, or Elective
CMPSCI 325 Usability

In this course we examine the important problems in Usability, Human Computer Interaction, User Interfaces, and Human Centered Computing.  We will examine elements of HCI history, understanding human capabilities, HCI design, several methods for prototyping user interfaces, and new applications and paradigms in human computer interaction.

--- Not Offered Elective
CMPSCI 145 Representing, Storing & Retrieving Info.

The use of data in computer systems.  Formats for representing text, sound, images, ets. as strings of bits.  Basic information theory, use and limitations of file compression.  PreRequisite: R1

Was CMPSCI 145A(195A) Not Offered Approved Technical B, or Elective
ART 397H ST-Intro Visual Culture --- Not Offered Elective
BIOST & EP I690F Information Systems in Public Health --- Not Offered Elective
BIOLOGY 597 Special Topics: Genomics and Bioinformatics --- Not Offered Elective
BCT 452 Building Materials Computing

Builds decision-making and problem solving skills in energy efficient housing, estimating and bidding, and marketing in the building materials industry. Computer and internet based technologies are applied to prior theory.

Was BMATWT Not Offered Elective
BCT 420 Advanced topics in CAD

Presents advanced topics in architectural CAD in a problem-based environment: 3D modeling, parametric building design, building information models (BIMs), material takeoff, energy-efficient planning, rendering and presentation.

Was BMATWT 420 Not Offered Approved Elective
ART 397Z Computer-aided Graphic Design --- Not Offered Elective
ART 397MM Media Motion & Graphic Not Offered Approved Elective
ART 397I Digital Media: Printmaking --- Not Offered Elective
ART 397GG Information Design II --- Not Offered Elective
ART 384 Computer Animation II

The second of a two semester sequence.  Animation techniques using digital tools as applied to film, video, music and tehcnology.  Animation software (Maya) and professional compositing programs are used.  Development and design of personal work is stressed.  Emphasis is on creativitiy and professionalism. 

--- Not Offered Approved Elective
CMPSCI 397D/ 591U Interactive Web Programming

This course teaches students how use the Adobe programs Flash and Flex. Students will learn how to build online videogames similar to those found on AddictingGames.com in Flash. Students also learn how to build database driven web applications in Flash and Flex. Individual projects are assigned every three weeks, as well as a final project at the end of the semester.  To take this class you must have an understanding of programming concepts and techniques and also be a highly motivated learner.

NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
CMPSCI 397E/ 591O Character Animation NO LONGER OFFERED Not Offered No Longer Available Elective
Honors 499C Full Year Course: Multidisciplinary Info Tech Community Service Capstone* Part 1 The IT Capstone is no longer offered Not Offered No Longer Available Broadened Inquiry
History 493B Digital History --- Not Offered Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
History 181 History Western Sci & Technology II

Science in the modern world from the Enlightenment to the Cold War. Key scientific issues of the modern age, the social organization of science, the place of the scientific community in larger social and cultural context, and the expanding relationship between science and modern technology. 

--- Not Offered Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
GEO-SCI 426 Introduction to Remote Sensing

Course introduces the principles of digital image analysis for interpreting remotely sensed data for environmental, resource and urban studies.  Emphasis will be given to the processing and information extraction from optical and thermal imagery.

Was GEOSCI 591Q Not Offered Approved Elective
FINOPMNT 373 Computer Simulation --- Not Offered Elective
ENGLISH 391C Advanced Software --- Not Offered Approved Elective
EDUC 592EE User Interface Design for Learning

This course considers principles and heuristics for the design of user interfaces to software systems, in particular systems targeting the learning of sciences, mathematics, and programming.

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
EDUC 595A Educational Video Production

This course focuses on the planning, production, and analysis of educational videos.  Students will engage in all video production processes with a special focus on online video editing production.

--- Not Offered Elective
EDUC 592B Intro to Learning Media & Tech

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental preoccupations of the field of Learning Media and Technology (LMT), as well as to take participants on a journey through the "cutting edge" of Media, Technology, and Education.  This field is a subset of the discipline of Education primarily concerned with the integration of technology and learning through the study and development of theories and practices in Pedagogy, Cognitive Studies, Computer Science, Communications, Media and the Arts, Sociology, Cultural Studies, and various aspects of Design. 

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
EDUC 592A Online Tools for Learning & Instruction

This course is designed to teach students to utilize open educational and public domain resources to create, edit, and deliver content for learning and instruction.  This course will introduce students to various web-based technologies for learning and teaching.  

--- Not Offered Foundation
COMP-LIT 236 Digital Culture I

Develop an understanding of digital culture, what its primary goals are, and what metaphors are useful in describing it. There are three units: a survey of digital culture and learn how to understand digital artworks and electronic literature, second, unit focuses on virtual reality technology as it has been represented in fiction and used by artists, lastly. the topic of cyborgs, and the merging of the human and the machine.

Serves as Gen Ed I Not Offered Approved Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
Comm 497T ST-Advanced Issues in Information Technologies and Society

This course examines law, economy, and the social aspects of advanced communications technologies; with special emphasis on how the Internet has challenged dominant ways of thinking about the media.  We will focus on key issues of privacy, ownership, access, international balance, and cultural accountability in the use of newer technologies.   

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
COMM 397M ST-New Media Tech & Soc Change

Course addresses the main debates and perspectives on the economic and social transformation associated with the spread of new media technologies, from various forms of collaborative and social media, to mobile phones and wireless broadband delivery systems.  

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
COMM 494SI Future of the Information Society

Media portray images of the future in a number of ways. Sometimes the representations tend to be utopian, sometimes dystopian, and often, the messages imply that a utopian or dystopian future is dependent upon the decisions main characters make.  In this course, we’ll use images from film, tv, theater, radio, and literature to explore ideas of “memes” (the smallest units of the connotative image) that are present in so many media forms that they begin to influence consistent media themes.  

Was COMM 497UA Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
COMM 397E/591O Culture and Politics of the Internet*

This course critically examines how telecommunications infrastructure, information and communications technologies and new media content are governed in a global economy. Looking at case studies from both 'developed' and 'developing' economies, we will consider the tensions between national and global forces and public and private interests, and examine the role of civil society in shaping the politics of new media policy.

--- Not Offered Broadened Inquiry, or Elective
CMPSCI 591N Computational Linguistics --- Not Offered Elective
ART 297CC Digital Imaging: Time Based --- Not Offered Approved Elective