College of Liberal Arts, Department of English

Digital Technology & Culture

Bachelor of Arts

The digital technology and culture (DTC) program requires the completion of General Education and College of Liberal Arts course requirements. The DTC major requires 39 credits composed of a 24-credit core, a concentration of 12 additional credits, and a senior capstone of at least 3 credits. Download .pdf

Also, many DTC Majors choose a minor. Learn more about common minors here.

DTC Core Requirements (must take all--15 credits)

  • DTC/Engl 355: Multimedia Authoring: Exploring New Rhetorics
  • DTC/Engl 356: Electronic Research and the Rhetoric of Information
  • DTC 375: Language, Texts & Technology
  • AMST/Engl/DTC 475: Digital Diversity
  • FA 331: Art, Science, and Technology OR HUM 304: Humanities in the Modern World (SPRING ONLY)

DTC Core Electives (pick 3--9 credits)

  • Anth 350: Speech, Thought & Culture
  • Cpt S 401: Computers & Society
  • DTC/ENGL 354: Digital Storytelling
  • Engl 301: Writing & Rhetorical Conventions+
  • Engl 402: Technical & Professional Writing+
  • FA 332: Introduction to Digital Media: Print & Web*
  • FA 333: Introduction to Digital Media: Video & Sound*
  • Soc 373: Media, Culture & Society

*Student may use only one of these two courses to fulfill requirements in this section of the Core. + Student may use only one of these two courses to fulfill requirements in this section of the Core.


DTC Concentration (pick one area and complete 4 courses--12 credits)


Concentration 1: Culture and Technology
(explore relationship between culture and technology. great for those interested in graduate school)
  • Anth 330: Origins of Culture and Civilization
  • Anth 350: Speech, Thought & Culture
  • Anth 355: Language in History
  • Cpt S 401: Computers & Society
  • DTC 476: Digital Literacies
  • ENGL 360: Principles of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 361: Everyday Rhetorics
  • Engl 401: History of Rhetoric
  • Engl 458: Topics in Sociolinguistics and Psycho-linguistics
  • Hist 400: History in Media
  • Hum 304: Humanities in the Modern World
  • Pol S 317: Media and Politics
  • Psych 492: Psychology of Language
  • Soc 373: Media, Culture & Society
  • Soc 430: Society and Technology

Concentration 2: Media Authoring
(explore and produce rhetorically effective digital texts)
  • DTC 335: Digital Animation
  • DTC 336: Composition and Design
  • DTC/Engl 338: Special Topics
  • DTC/ENGL 354: Digital Storytelling
  • DTC 477: Advanced Multimedia Authoring
  • DTC 478: Usability and Interface Design
  • Engl 300: Computers in English (1 credit, can be repeated)
  • Engl 301: Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
  • Engl 357: Literary Editing and Publishing
  • ENGL 360: Principles of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 361: Everyday Rhetorics
  • Engl 402: Technical & Professional Writing
  • Engl 405: Advanced Professional Writing & Editing
  • FA 332: Introduction to Digital Media: Print & Web
  • FA 333: Introduction to Digital Media: Video & Sound
  • FA 363: Special Topics—Digital Media
  • FA 369/AMT 368: Illustration and Rendering Techniques
  • FA 380: History of Photography
  • FA 433: Print Based Media
  • FA 434: Time Based Media
  • FA 435: Interactive Media

Concentration 3: Digital Information Management

(Learn how to use information systems technology to solve business problems. MUST apply for minor in Business Administration. For more information, see below and contact the MIS/Entp Advisor, Veronica Mendez-Liana <vmendex@wsu.edu>)

IF you were accepted to the MIS Minor before Fall 2010, proceed with this model that requires 18 credits to complete the MIS minor:

  • The minor in management information systems requires MIS 171, 250, 271, 322; and two of the following: MIS 325, 372, 374, 420, or 441. Students seeking a College of Business minor must take at least nine of the required credits at the 300-400-level as WSU credits. Up to six credits may be transferred from another institution.

IF you were NOT accepted to the MIS Minor before Fall 2010, you must apply for a Minor in Business Administration:

  • If you are interested in the Digital Information Management option of DTC, you must first become a certified DTC Major, and then you must apply for a Minor in Business Administration. If accepted, you will complete the Minor in Business Administration but will focus on MIS courses.  The minor in Business Administration for DTC Majors requires:  Acctg 230 and FIVE of the following (MIS 171, 250, 271, 322, 325, 372, 374, 420, or 441 -- 3 of which must be at the 300/400 level). Consult with your advisor in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems for the best course of action.

Senior Internship/Seminar (3-6 credits)

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