IMS Minor

Entrance Requirements

  • 3.0 overall GPA

There are a limited number of slots for existing students; acceptance into the minor is competitive and based on a number of criteria beyond GPA.

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Foundation

Take two of the following courses (6 credit hours total):

IMS 201 Information Studies: Digital Age (3)

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Rhetoric (3)

IMS 254 Design Principles Applied (3)

IMS 222 Web Interaction Programming (3) [requires advisory modification of DAR]


Tracks

Upon enrollment you must declare a track. Take 3 courses in any one of the following tracks (9 credit hours total; no double-dipping with the list of foundation courses)

Commercialization

BLS 437 Cyber Law

COM 211 Introduction to Electronic Media (3)

IMS 333 Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3)

IMS 355 Principles and Practices of Managing Interactive Projects (3)

IMS 390.C Topics in IMS: Implementation (3)

IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4)

IMS 414 Web and Social Media Analytics (3)*

IMS 418 Social Media Marketing (3)*

IMS/MKT 419 Digital Branding (4)

MGT 311 Project Management (3)

Interpretation

ENG/IMS 171 Humanities & Technology (3)

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)

ENG/IMS 238 Narrative and Digital Technology (3)

ENG 411 Visual Rhetoric (3)

IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3)

IMS 212 The Design of Play (3)

IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3)

IMS 390.I Topics in IMS: Interpretation (3)

ENG/IMS 407 Interactive Business Communication (3)

JRN/IMS 303 Online Journalism (3)*

MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3)*

MUS 303/IMS 304 Electronic Music (3)*

Simulation

IMS/ARC 404Y Mind and Medium (3)

IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3)

IMS 212 The Design of Play (3)

IMS 225 Games and Learning (3)

IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)*

IMS 319 3D Modeling and Animation (3)

IMS 445 Game Design (3)

IMS 487 Game Prototyping, Pipeline and Production (3)

IMS 390.S Topics in IMS: Simulation (3)

Visualization

IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3)

IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)*

IMS 254 Design Principles Applied (3)*

IMS/ART 259 Art and Digital Tools I (3)

IMS 261 Information and Data Visualization (3)*

IMS 356 Interactive Animation (3)

IMS/ART 359 Art and Digital Tools 2 (3)

IMS 390.V Topics in IMS: Visualization (3)

IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4)

IMS/STA/JRN 404 Visualizing Information (3)*

IMS 422 Advanced Web Design (3)*

IMS 461 Advanced 3D Visualization and Simulation (3)*

MIS 245 Database Systems and Data Warehousing (3)


Practicum

Take the following course (4 credit hours)

IMS 440: Armstrong Interactive (4)

Current Students

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