Digital Sciences - Minor

College of Communication and Information
236 Mathematics and Computer Science Building
Kent Campus
330-672-9105
digital-sciences@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/dsci


Description

The minor in Digital Sciences 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.

The minor also provides a choice between two courses that explore societal or ethical issues involving technology; a choice from a list of courses that explore either design thinking or programming; and a choice among four courses in security, project management, information management, and enterprise architecture.

An approved elective in Digital Sciences or a related area provides further flexibility.

Students can work with the school's advising staff to choose courses in the minor that support their major and can help them meet their career goals.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
DSCI 10310MY STORY ON THE WEB 3
DSCI 10010SOCIETY, CULTURE AND THE DIGITAL SCIENCES 3
or DSCI 10410 INFORMATION ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Choose from the following:3-4
COMPUTER SCIENCE IA: PROCEDURAL PROGRAMMING
and COMPUTER SCIENCE IB: OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER SCIENCE I: PROGRAMMING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING AND PROGRAMMING
PROGRAMMING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
Choose from the following:3
DESIGN PROCESSES AND PRINCIPLES
INTRODUCTION TO FASHION TECHNOLOGY
and INTRODUCTION TO FASHION TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN
Choose from the following:3
ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
DIGITAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSING
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS (WIC)
DIGITAL SYSTEMS SECURITY
Approved Elective in Digital Sciences or related area 13
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

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

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
Pre-Approved Electives in Digital Sciences or Related Area
Communication Studies
COMM 35600COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS 3
COMM 41000SPORTS COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 43000COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN INTERACTION 3
COMM 45006MEDIA USE AND EFFECTS 3
COMM 45957LANGUAGE, MEANING AND COGNITION 3
Computer Technology
COMT 36302ADVANCED C SHARP PROGRAMMING 3
COMT 36308ERGONOMICS IN COMPUTER SYSTEMS 3
COMT 36310MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPMENT TOOLS 3
COMT 36318SURVEY OF INFORMATION SECURITY, INTERNET FRAUD AND COMPUTER FORENSICS (WIC) 3
COMT 36320COMPUTER FORENSICS 3
COMT 36321NETWORK FORENSICS 3
COMT 36330LOCAL AREA NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS 3
COMT 42000SOCIAL MEDIA SECURITY 3
Computer Science
CS 33007INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM DESIGN 3
CS 33101STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES 3
CS 33211OPERATING SYSTEMS 3
CS 33223UNIX TOOLS 3
CS 33901SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 3
CS 35101COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 3
CS 43202SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION 3
CS 43203SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING 3
CS 46101DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ALGORITHMS 3
Digital Sciences
DSCI 31010ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE 3
DSCI 39995SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIGITAL SCIENCES 1-4
DSCI 49910EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN DIGITAL SCIENCES 1-3
DSCI 49995SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIGITAL SCIENCES 1-4
English
ENG 30062PRINCIPLES OF TECHNICAL WRITING 3
ENG 30063PROFESSIONAL WRITING 3
Geography
GEOG 49070GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 4
GEOG 49076SPATIAL PROGRAMMING 3
GEOG 49080ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
GEOG 49085WEB AND MOBILE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
GEOG 49162CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION 3
GEOG 49163CARTOGRAPHY AND GEOVISUALIZATION LABORATORY 1
Instructional Technology
ITEC 47413DIGITAL VIDEO IN EDUCATION 3
ITEC 47427TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING 3
ITEC 47430COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3
Management and Information Systems
MIS 34036ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS PROCESSES 3
MIS 34054USING INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR SOLVING BUSINESS PROBLEMS 3
MIS 34060OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34068SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
MIS 34070PROGRAMMING THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 34158MANAGERIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34165DYNAMICS OF LEADERSHIP 3
MIS 44042NETWORK THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 44043DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 3
MIS 44045INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 44049NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND CYBERSECURITY 3
MIS 44062SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 3
Psychology
PSYC 40445COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 3
Technology
TECH 33010COMPUTER HARDWARE 3
TECH 36302NETWORKING HARDWARE II 3
TECH 43050INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING 3
TECH 43222COMPUTER HARDWARE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE 3
TECH 46312WIRELESS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 3
TECH 46330VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMING IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
TECH 46350NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 3
Visual Communication Design
VCD 34004VISUAL ETHICS 3
VCD 37000VISUAL DESIGN FOR MEDIA: ADVANCED 3