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College
School of Digital Sciences
Department
School of Digital Sciences

236  Math and Computer Science Building
E-mail: digital-sciences@kent.edu
Tel: 330-672-9105
Web: www.kent.edu/dsci

The Digital Sciences minor is designed to complement a wide range of majors. The minor includes two courses that focus on improving the content of a web page and on making a web page or program 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 the Digital Sciences provides flexibility to tailor the minor to each student's specific interests and career goals.

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; KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

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

1. A list of pre-approved electives is given below. Requests for consideration of other courses as aproved electives should be submitted to the student's advisor in the School of Digital Sciences.

Pre-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area (3 credit hours)
Communication Studies
COMM 35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams (3)
  41000 Sports Communication (3)
  43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (3)
  45006 Media Use and Effects (3)
  45957 Language, Meaning and Cognition (3)
Computer Technology
COMT 36308 Ergonomics in Computer Systems (3)
  36310 Multimedia Development Tools (3)
  36318 Survey of Information Security, Internet Fraud and Computer Forensics (3)
  36320 Computer Forensics (3)
  36321 Network Forensics (3)
  36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals (3)
Computer Science
CS 33007 Introduction to Database System Design (3)
  33223 Unix Tools (3)
  33901 Software Engineering (3)
  35101 Computer Architecture (3)
  43202 Systems Administration (3)
Geography
GEOG 49070 Geographic Information Science (3)
Instructional Technology
ITEC 47413 Digital Video in Education (3)
  47427 Technology and Learning (3)
  47430 Computer Applications in Education (3)
Management and Information Systems
MIS 34036 Enterprise Systems (3)
  34054 Using Information Systems for Solving Business Problems (3)
  34068 System Analysis and Design (3)
  34070 Programming Theory and Applications (3)
  34161 Managerial and Technological Aspects of Healthcare Systems Management (3)
  34165 Dynamics of Leadership (3)
  44042 Network Theory and Applications (3)
  44043 Database Management Systems (3)
  44045 Information Systems Management (3)
  44062 Supply Chain Management (3)
Psychology
PSYC 40445 Cognitive Psychology (3)
Technology
TECH 36302 Networking Hardware II (3)
  43050 Inventive Problem Solving (3)
  46312 Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems (3)
  46330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology (3)
  46350 Network Management and Design Technology (3)
Visual Communication Design
VCD 33000 Graphic Design I (3)
  34004 Visual Ethics (3)
  37000 Visual Design for Media: Advanced (3)