Digital Culture

Description
The digital culture concentration in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts focuses on the creative exploration of how new media is influencing our culture, or rather, the way we live, learn, create and communicate. The digital culture concentration allows students to enhance their program of study with integrated, interdisciplinary training in creative processes and technical skills in new media with cultural applications. The curriculum is outcomes-based rather than course sequence based. The curriculum uses an innovative proficiency-based network to connect courses across academic disciplines, instead of traditional methods such as course prerequisites. Proficiencies in the curriculum identify common generalized learning outcomes across disciplines participating in the initiative.

 Requirements

  • A student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to be eligible to pursue the concentration
  • A minimum grade of a "C" (2.00) or higher and an overall GPA of 3.00 is required in all classes in the concentration
  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Credit hours for courses numbered 294, 394 and 494 vary by topic. Consult the class search for topics offered and credit hours designated for the semester for which you are considering.
  • Students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.  Information on course offerings for this concentration can be found at:     https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/HIDGCMIN/undergrad/true

Digital culture studies 9 hours

AME 111 / AME 194 Introduction to Digital Culture, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only AME 111 or 194 (Introduction to Digital Culture))

AME 112 / AME 230 Programming for the Media Arts (3) (Prerequisite(s): Credit is allowed for only AME 112 or 194 (Computational Thinking for Digital Culture))

And a third additional digital culture elective courses chosen from the list
NOT From AME 484, 485, 486, 492, 493, 494 [*CONF*WATE*CLIM*]

Digital Media - Media Arts and Design 6 hours
Related Digital Culture or Historical/Theoretical 3

For a list of digital culture courses, please visit: https://webapp4.asu.edu/programs/t5/majorinfo/ASU00/HIDGCMIN/undergrad/true

Capstone Experience 3 hours
Internship, thesis or independent research project. Final synthesis project. Determined in consultation with faculty mentor. Many projects will be team based and embedded in real life settings.

AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I (Prerequisite(s): minimum 70 hours; Credit is allowed for only AME 485 or AME 494 (Digital Culture Capstone I))

 

Course Substitution and Advanced Standing

Students with extensive media arts, media design, media computing or media engineering skills can petition for 3 credit hours of advanced standing covering the media arts/or media engineering requirement of the concentration.

Since the digital culture courses are highly specialized interdisciplinary courses, all courses must be ASU credit. Students in the Digital Culture concentration can petition to replace up to 6 hours (maximum 3 credits per each section in the concentration) of coursework with other courses at ASU related to digital culture work. This may be achieved through courses offered by any unit at ASU including the Downtown, Polytechnic, and West (IAP) campuses, and the FMS program on the Tempe Campus. Courses may include any of the substitution list or courses with comparable content. For a complete list of course substitution options, go to herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/degrees/digital_culture/minor.php

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

HIDGCEMPH

College/School

College/School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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