Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    Apr 24, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science ,Technology, and Society Digital Studies Minor

Students wishing to minor in Digital Studies (DS) will be required to take six course.  All minors will take two core courses: STS 101  and “Introduction to Digital Studies.” DS minors will be required to take (1) one “Digital Methods” course in Data Analytics/Computer Science; (2) one “Digital Creations” course in Digital Media; and (3) two “Digital Cultures” electives in DS-designated courses from any division(s) in which digital tools and methods are employed qualitatively and/or quantitatively in course concepts, projects, and/or analyses.  Digital Methods courses can be any introductory courses in Data Analytics/Computer Science that do not have additional prerequisites (e.g. any 100-level CSC courses). Digital Creations courses can be any 100-level Digital Media courses or other courses in Digital Media that do not have additional prerequisites (e.g. AVA 160 Digital Art). DS courses that are in Digital Media will count for the initial required Digital Creations course requirement.  DS courses in Computer Science and Data Analytics will count for the Digital Methods initial requirement.  Any classes that a student takes beyond their one required course in Digital Media and Data Analytics/Computer Science may, if DS designated, qualify as a Digital Cultures elective (but the program director must be consulted in such cases for approval). All other courses will qualify for the Digital Cultures requirement , if those bear the DS designation.  Furthermore, students must take at least one course at the 200-level or beyond that counts toward the DS minor.  DS minors may also minor in Data Analytic or Digital Media at Union College, as long as such double minoring constitutes 12 unique courses.  Students may not “double count” courses across these minors.