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Digital Literatures and Media Minor

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444, libarts@rit.edu

Digital technologies are changing all aspects of how we read and analyze texts and how we access and conceptualize information. Through this minor, students read and analyze traditional texts produced in print, and non-traditional texts created specifically for online environments (e.g., electronic poetry, games, social media). This minor provides an entry point into investigating particular aspects of the digital and its relation to the literary. The minor examines the cultural and social impact of new technologies and offers students access to these technologies for application to new questions for study and new methods of creation.

Course
Required Courses
Choose one of the following:
   ENGL-481    Introduction to Natural Language Processing
   FNRT-356    Interactive Design for Museums
   IGME-110    Introduction to Interactive Media
   ISTE-105    Web Foundations
   ISTE-382    Introduction To Geospatial Technologies
Electives
Choose four of the following:
   ENGL-215    Text and Code
   ENGL-375    Storytelling Across Media
   ENGL-403    The Novel
   ENGL-409    Mythology and Literature
   ENGL-410    Film Studies
   ENGL-418    Great Authors*
   ENGL-419    Literature and Technology
   ENGL-420    Science Fiction
   ENGL-421    The Graphic Novel

* With adviser approval.