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STC (B.A.) Digital Rhetorics and Design Emphasis Area
The digital rhetorics and design emphasis is arranged to give STC students a broad-based digital education with an emphasis on critical and technological design, development and testing of digital forms within specific rhetorical contexts. The degree is designed to prepare students for work within contexts of web, graphic, print, mobile/app, and film/video. The concentration is also suitable for students who intend to pursue graduate degrees or to enter law school.
STC Major Requirements plus STEM: 52 credits
2642: Introduction to Digital Media 2645: Graphic and Information Design 2600: Introduction to the field of Technical Communication 3120: Introduction to Technical and Professional Communication 3600: Professional Development 4628: Usability 4626: International Technical Communication 4634: Capstone 2830: Speech Communication HU3605 Grammar and Usage in Society OR HU 3606 Editing Core subtotal 30 credits Language requirement: 6 credits STEM Math/Lab Science requirement: 16 credits Gen ed: Core 12 credits HASS 12 credits Total Gen Ed, as of 2013
Emphasis Areas + Electives New Media Contexts and Digital Media Development span the theory and production binary Emphasis Area Requirements: 18 – 21 credits HU2130: Introduction to Rhetoric HU2633: Digital Imaging HU3630: Publications and Information Management HU3650: Introduction to Webdesign HU3701: Philosophy of Technology
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming I & CS 1122 - Introduction to Programming II or CS 1131 - Accelerated Introduction to Programming
Approved Electives (27 credits) New Media Contexts (choose 9 credits) New Media offers a theoretical and contextual understanding of how the medium has changed—and is changing—in cultural contexts HU3151: The Rhetoric of Everyday Texts HU3850: Cultural Studies HU3860: Popular Culture HU3871: New Media Theory HU3882: Media Industries HU3325: Film Theory and History HU4800: Media and Globalization SAT1700: Computer Cyber Ethics/Policy Digital Media Development (choose 12 credits) Digital Media Development offers an understanding of how digital programs and codes influence us HU2324: Introduction to Film HU3890: Documentary HU4642: Advanced Topics in Media HU4695: Digital Rhetoric (starting sp 2013) FA1662: Introduction to Practicum I FA1664: Introduction to Practicum II FA3730: Sound Design MIS 2200: Web Programming CS2311: Data Structures Enterprise (up to 3 credits) • CinOptic Enterprise • Husky Game Development • Human Factors Writing (choose 6 credits) HU 2110 The Writer’s Craft HU3110 The Writer’s Workshop HU3605 Grammar and Usage in Society HU 3606 Editing HU3621 Journalism HU3150 Reading and Writing HU2810 Research and Writing in Communication HU3629 Special Topics in Technical and Professional Communication HU4694 Grant Writing HU4693 Science Writing
Free electives: 4 – 7 credits
Total credits: 128