GE Minor: Digital Literacies

Digital technologies, such as computers, smartphones, social media, and the Internet, play increasingly central roles in 21st century life. Courses in the Digital Life General Education Pathway (and the associated Digital Literacies General Education Minor) explore our understandings and uses of digital technologies and their impacts in various personal, professional, political, economic, and social-cultural contexts. Students consider the opportunities and challenges these technologies present, and they cultivate crucial digital and information literacies -- understandings, judgments, and practical skills necessary for navigating and thriving in an increasingly complex, interconnected, and mediated world.

Requirements for a GE Minor in Digital Literacies (18 units)

In order to complete this GE Minor, students must take 18 units (six courses), from the list below:

  • at least two must be upper-division courses
  • at least one must be a Writing Intensive course
GE Categoty E -- Foundations Seminar
Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Digital Mindset
Digital You/U
GE Category A3 -- Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Through Computer Programming
College Learning for Lives and Careers in the Information Age
GE Category B5 -- Upper Division Scientific Inquiry
The Science of Digital Sound and Music
GE Category C1 -- Arts
Digital Humanities and Arts (DI)
Creating digital Media Using Personal Electronic Technology
GE Category C4 -- Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Movies in the Digital Age
Philosophy in the World (DI, G, WI; Topic: Philosophy in the World: Real Ethics for a Virtual World)
GE Category D4 -- Upper Division Social Science
Digital Media and Society
Total18