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)

Tracks for IMS minor
Commercialization Interpretation Simulation Visualization
BLS 437 Cyber Law ENG/IMS 171 Humanities & Technology (3) IMS/ARC 404Y Mind and Medium (3) IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3)
COM 211 Introduction to Electronic Media (3) ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric:
Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)
IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3) IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)*
IMS 333 Digital Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (3)
ENG/IMS 238 Narrative and Digital Technology (3) IMS 212 The Design of Play (3) IMS 254 Design Principles Applied (3)*
IMS 355 Principles and Practices of
Managing Interactive Projects (3)
ENG 411 Visual Rhetoric (3) IMS 225 Games and Learning (3) IMS/ART 259 Art and Digital Tools I (3)
IMS 390.C Topics in IMS: Implementation (3) IMS 211 The Analysis of Play (3) IMS 253 Building Interactive Objects (3)* IMS 261 Information and Data Visualization (3)*
IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4) IMS 212 The Design of Play (3) IMS 319 3D Modeling and Animation (3) IMS 356 Interactive Animation (3)
IMS 414 Web and Social Media Analytics (3)* IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3) IMS 445 Game Design (3) IMS/ART 359 Art and Digital Tools 2 (3)
IMS 418 Social Media Marketing (3)* IMS 390.I Topics in IMS: Interpretation (3) IMS 487 Game Prototyping, Pipeline and
Production (3)
IMS 390.V Topics in IMS: Visualization (3)
IMS/MKT 419 Digital Branding (4) ENG/IMS 407 Interactive Business
Communication (3)
IMS 390.S Topics in IMS: Simulation (3) IMS 413 Usability and Digital Media Design (4) IMS/STA/JRN 404 Visualizing Information (3)*
MGT 311 Project Management (3) JRN/IMS 303 Online Journalism (3)* IMS 422 Advanced Web Design (3)*
-- MUS/IMS 221 Music Technologies (3)* IMS 461 Advanced 3D Visualization and Simulation (3)*
-- MUS 303/IMS 304 Electronic Music (3)* MIS 245 Database Systems and Data Warehousing (3)

Practicum

Take the following course (4 credit hours)

IMS 440: Armstrong Interactive (4)