Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2019

Senate Motion #2019-50

Motion Introduced by:  Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair

Date of First Reading:   March 25, 2019

Date of Second Reading: April 22, 2019

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 and concentration – BS in Digital Culture (Media Processing)

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.

Rationale:  The Bachelor of Science in Digital Culture recognizes the transformative role of digital technology in cultural practice, society, and day-to-day life. The degree emphasizes the strongest emerging trends in cultural media: systems and processes that integrate digital technology with the everyday physical human experience. The Bachelor of Science in Digital Culture is designed for students who have an interest and desire to undertake a more advanced study and practice with creating technical systems.

Bachelor of Science in Digital Culture students will have the opportunity to develop the technical skills to create and program media within a curriculum that emphasizes the cultural and social impacts of these new forms in areas as diverse as sustainability, health care, and adaptive learning.   



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