2012-11

2012-11

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2011

Senate Motion #2012-11

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,  Arnold Maltz, Chair
 
Date of First Reading: September 26, 2011
 
Date of Second Reading: October 24, 2011
 
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Arts, Media and Engineering – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree program – BA in Digital Culture
 
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Arts, Media and Engineering – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree program - BA in Digital Culture
 
Rationale: The Digital Culture initiative is recognizing the transformative role of digital technology in cultural practice and our day-to-day lives overall.  The degree emphasizes the strongest emerging trend in cultural media: systems and processes that integrate digital technology with the everyday physical human experience.  We call these systems New Media.
 
The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Culture is a broad-based liberal arts degree program designed for
students who are interested in new media based cultural practice.  Through collaboration with more than 15 partnering ASU units, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has created a dynamic, cross-campus, student-customizable curricula that not only prepares students with tangible skills in new media, but also with skills to continuously adapt and maintain a leadership role in cultural practice over the next 40 years.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved