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Looking for a Great Summer Course?  DSCI has Three Online Courses to Offer!

Posted Mar. 20, 2012

The School of Digital Sciences will be offering the following three courses in Summer 2012.  All courses will be offered online to permit maximum flexibility for students with summer jobs, etc.


DSCI 10010-001 Society, Culture and the Digital Sciences (3), CRN 14857

Summer III Session (July 9 – August 11), 100% online web section
Instructor Richard Ferdig

A survey course intended to give a broad understanding of society, culture and the digital sciences. Students understand not only the impact of digital sciences on culture and society, but also the impact of culture and society on the development and adoption of digital sciences. Topics include relationship and identify formation and maintenance, the relationship between digital science and race, gender, culture and globalization. Prerequisite: none.



DSCI 10310-001 My Story on the Web (3), CRN 15099

Summer III Session (July 9 – August 11), 100% online web section
Instructor Gordon J. Murray

A first course in understanding the Web's impact on our private and public lives. Investigates web site design, storytelling, multimedia, intellectual property, ethical considerations and social media. Students develop practical website design skills for presenting and navigating both textual and multimedia content. Students build their own website that presents their story. The website is in effect an online multimedia resume in which the student presents their accomplishments, skills, interests and objectives. Prerequisite: none.



DSCI 15310-001 Computational Thinking and Programming (3), CRN 14807

Summer II Session (June 4 – July 28), 100% online web section
Instructor Michael Rothstein

Introductory, broad, and hands-on coverage of basic aspects of computational thinking with emphasis on problem solving using a high-level programming language. Prerequisite: none.