Recommended Academic Plan for Digital Media, Arts, and Technology (DIGIT) at Penn State Behrend

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
1.0
Social and Behavioral Science course (GS)
3.0
3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
1.5
Foreign Language 1
4.0
Total credits 15.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Social and Behavioral Science course (GS)
3.0
Natural Science course (GN)
3.0
Quantification course (GQ)
3.0
3.0
Foreign Language 2
4.0
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
Others Cultures course (OC)
3.0
3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)
1.5
Foreign Language 3
4.0
Total credits 14.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Science course (GN)
3.0
3.0
3.0
Humanities course (US; GH)
3.0
Elective
3.0
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
Natural Science course (GN)
3.0
Primary Digital Competency Category Selection**
3.0
BA Knowledge Domain
3.0
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
BA Knowledge Domain
3.0
Elective
3.0
Primary Digital Competency Category Selection**
3.0
Secondary Digital Competency Category Selection**
3.0
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
Primary Digital Competency Category Selection**
3.0
Supporting Course (400-level)***
3.0
Elective
3.0
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
Elective
3.0
Supporting course***
3.0
BA Knowledge Domain
3.0
Secondary Digital Competency Category Selection
3.0
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

*Recommended General Education Courses

  • Art History 112 Survey of Western Art II (GA)
  • Art History 326 Contemporary Art  (GA)
  • COMM 150 The Art of Cinema (GA)
  • ENGL 50 (Introduction to Creative Writing (GA)
  • GD 100   Introduction to Graphic Design (GA)
  • INART 236 Integrating Music and Animation with Technology (GA)
  • MUSIC 008 Rudiments of Music (GA)
  • CMLIT 153: International Cultures: Film and Literature. (GH)
  • PHIL 005: Philosophy, Art, and Film. (GH)
  • INART 050: The Science of Music (GN)
  • CMPSC 203: Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases (GQ)
  • PSYCH 200 or STAT 200 (GQ)
  • PL SC 123 Ethnic and Racial Politics (GS; IL, US)
  • PL SC 130 American Political Campaigns and Elections (GS; US)
  • GEO 160 and 161: Mapping and 1-credit lab  (GS)

     **Digital Competency Categories

                       §   Digital Humanities

  • ART 203: The Art of Web Design
  • ENGL 050: Introduction to Creative Writing  (GA)
  • ENGL 229: Digital Studies
  • ENGL 420:  Writing for the Web
  • GEO 160 and 161: Mapping and 1-credit lab  (GS)
  • GEO 363: Advanced Mapping
  • HIST 490/LST 490: Archival Management

§   Sound and Motion

  • COMM 242: Basic Video/Filmmaking
  • COMM 481: Advanced Multimedia Production
  • GD 100: Introduction to Graphic Design (GA)
  • INART 050: The Science of Music (GN)
  • INART 236: Integrating Music and Animation with Technology (GA)
  • INART 258A: Fundamentals of Digital Audio
  • MUSIC 008: Rudiments of Music (GA)
  • MUSIC 458: Electronic Music Composition

§   Modeling & Simulation/ Human- Computer Interaction

  • CMPSC 102: Introduction to Visual Programming
  • CMPSC 302: Intermediate Visual Programming
  • DIGIT 430: Principles of Modeling and Simulation
  • PSYCH 244: Introduction to the Psychology of Human Factors
  • PSYCH 253 Psychology of Perception
  • PSYCH 444: Engineering Psychology

§   Data Visualization & Assessment

  • CMPSC 203: Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases (GQ)
  • DIGIT 410: Data Visualization
  • MIS 204: Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • MIS 336: Database Management Systems
  • MIS 345 Data Analytics
  • MIS 430: System Analysis

     *** List of Supporting Courses

  • Art History 112 Survey of Western Art II (GA)
  • Art History 326 Contemporary Art  (GA)
  • CMLIT 490: Video Game Studies
  • CMLIT 153: International Cultures: Film and Literature. (GH)
  • CMLIT 453 / COMM 453: Narrative Theory: Film and Literature
  • CAS 272: Political Rhetoric and Discourse Online
  • COMM 110: Media and Democracy
  • COMM 150: The Art of Cinema. (GA)
  • COMM 251: The Nature of Media
  • ENGL 191: Science Fiction (GH)
  • ENGL 403: Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 212: Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • ENGL 214: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
  • ENGL 215: Introduction to Article Writing
  • ENGL 424: Creative Writing and the Natural World.
  • HIST 151: Technology and Society in American History
  • HIST 320W: Contemporary World History and Issues
  • PHIL 005: Philosophy, Art, and Film. (GH)
  • PL SC 002 American Public Policy 
  • PL SC 123 Ethnic and Racial Politics (GS; US; IL)
  • PL SC 130 American Political Campaigns and Elections (GS;US)
  • PL SC 308 Introduction to Political Research
  • PL SC 442: American Foreign Policy
  • PL SC 458: Government and Politics of East Asia
  • PL SC/STS 460 Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • PL SC 467: International Relations of the Middle East
  • PL SC 480W: Congress and the Presidency
  • PL SC 482 American State and Urban Politics
  • PSYCH 232: (GS;US;IL) Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PSYCH 426  Psychology of Language
  • PSYCH 434: Psychology of Gaming
  • SOC 019 Sociology of Popular Culture  (GS)
  • WMNST 100: Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
  • WMNST 106: Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Culture
  • WMNST/STS 157: Science, Technology, and Gender
  • COMM/WMNST 205: Women, Minorities, and the Media
  • WMNST 301 Sexualities, Gender and Power: Feminist Thought and Politics

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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