Academic Programs Catalog

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Program

The fields of media and information examine the design, production, management, and effects of the many forms of mediated communication, as well as the organization, implementation, use, and impacts of systems that carry mediated information, entertainment, services, and personal communications.
In this major, students learn both the techniques of media production guided by principles of aesthetics and narrative design, and approaches to media and information management and research guided by social science theories and methods. Among the forms of media addressed through rigorous study of technique, content design, user and audience behavior, principles of marketing and management, and societal impact are film, TV, radio, games, social media, mobile communications, and the many forms of Internet-based communication and information exchange. 
The program prepares undergraduates for a wide range of careers in the global media and information industries, including as producers and directors in the entertainment industries, marketing and sales professionals in the communications industries, and communication and information systems managers in all types of organizations. Students are also well prepared for graduate study in media and information related disciplines.

A Bachelor of Arts is available, as noted in the degree requirements provided below. The Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Information is currently in moratorium. A Bachelor of Arts degree is available, as noted in the degree requirements below. The program of study encompasses a common core and foundational program. Students may choose the general degree requirements of enhance their major with one of the following optional transcriptable concentrations: 

Film and Media Production Concentration
This concentration focuses on the TV, Film, and Radio industries. Students learn preproduction, production, and post-production techniques and design principles involved in audio, video, and projects. Students also gain experience in producing, directing, and managing media projects for distribution on multiple platforms including broadcast, cable, mobile networks, and the Internet.

Game and Interactive Media Design Concentration
This concentration focuses on the games and interactive media and information technology industries. Students learn theories of human computer interaction, technological foundations and applications, and the social and organizational impacts of information and communication technologies. Students also gain experience in designing, implementing, and managing interactive media projects, including games, web, and emergent forms of interactive media.

Information, Management and Design for Society Concentration
This concentration prepares students to lead tomorrow’s media and information companies, become entrepreneurs in the Internet economy, and pursue careers in media and information research in public and private companies. Students learn the principles of creating human-centered technology, media and information management, business strategy, research skills, theory, policy, and the basic technological, business and policy forces shaping media and information.

Admission to a Second Bachelor's Degree Program or an Additional Major
Students seeking admission to a second bachelor's degree program or an additional major in the Department of Media and Information must meet the requirements for admission as a junior to the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

 

Media and Information - Bachelor of Arts

Students have the opportunity to select the degree program best suited to their interests. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information and the Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Information uniquely prepare  graduates to design high impact media products by focusing on: 1) understanding and harnessing the power of media through interdisciplinary artistic, qualitative, and quantitative methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives, 2) using the design process to inform the creative act and fuel innovation using current and emerging media technologies, 3) using media to address pressing social issues and other meaningful themes, 4) gaining fluency with the tools, practice, and techniques used in the creation of current and emerging mediated experiences, and 5) interpreting and critiquing media in the context of audiences, users, historical precedents, socio-cultural patterns of use, and ethical implications of technologies. Each degree program provides students with the tools and inspiration needed to analyze, evaluate, critique, and manage  many forms of media products, services and applications and each provides a solid foundation for anticipating trends in media and communication technologies to prepare students for a field characterized by rapid and continuous change. The social, technical, economic, and organizational bases of media and communication technologies are core topics, preparing students to use media in socially beneficial and economically productive ways. The Bachelor of Arts program requires additional arts and humanities courses.  The Bachelor of Science program includes social science as well as higher-level math and computer science requirements.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Information

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate  Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Media and Information major is met by completing one of the following courses: Media and Information 401, 411, 435B, 442, 443, 447, 450, 488, or 498. Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The  requirements of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major (33 credits):
    a.  All of the following courses (9 credits):
    MI 101 Understanding Media and Information 3
    MI 201 Media and Information Technologies and Industries 3
    MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
    b. Two of the following foundation courses (6 credits):
    CAS 110 Creative Thinking 3
    CAS 111 Design and Layout 3
    CAS 112 Story, Sound, and Motion 3
    CAS 116 Media, Sketching, and Graphics 3
    CAS 117 Games and Interactivity 3
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    c. Five courses from the following focus areas. Three of the five courses must be from the same focus area
    (15 credits):
    Film and Media Production
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 241 Filmmaking I 3
    MI 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
    MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
    Game and Interactive Media Design
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 346 Game Design 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
    MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
    MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces 3
    MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
    Graphics and Animation
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Design 3
    MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
    MI 347 Advanced Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    Creating Human-Centered Technology
    MI 220 Methods for Understanding Users 3
    MI 250 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
    MI 320 Reasoning with Data 3
    MI 350 Evaluating Human-Centered Technology 3
    MI 420 Interactive Prototyping 3
    Media and Information Management
    MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
    MI 361 IT Network Management and Security 3
    MI 452 Media Entrepreneurship and Business Strategies 3
    MI 462 Social Media and Social Computing 3
    MI 472 Digital Business and Commerce 3
    Society, Policy and Research
    MI 302 Networks, Markets, and Society 3
    MI 305 Media and Information Policy 3
    MI 355 Media and Information Research 3
    MI 480 Information and Communication Technologies and Development 3
    d. One of the following capstone courses (3 credits):
    CAS 496 Advanced Media Project Design and Production (W) 3
    ITM 444 Information Technology Project Management 3
    MI 401 Topics in Media, Information, and Society (W) 3
    MI 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3
    MI 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W) 3
    MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
    MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3
    MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
    e. Media and Information (MI) Electives
    Additional credits in department courses can be taken as electives outside the above requirements. No more than 60 credits can be taken within the college. Students are encouraged to pursue an optional transcriptable concentration or a department-affiliated minor to complement their major. Minors may be chosen from fiction filmmaking, documentary production, game design and development, information technology, or information and communication technology and development. Special topics and internships are also encouraged through enrollment in MI 491 and MI 493. Students interested in pursuing a concentration or minor should contact the Academic and Students Affairs Office in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences.
    Concentrations in Media and Information
    The department offers concentrations for students who wish to focus on a specific application area in the discipline. The concentrations are available to, but not required of, any student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Media and Information. Courses completed to satisfy requirement 3. above may also be used to satisfy the requirements of a concentration. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.
    Film and Media Production
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a film and media production concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. Five of the following courses from the Film and Media Production focus area:
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 241 Filmmaking I 3
    MI 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
    MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 435A Creating the Fiction Film I 3
    2. Two courses from the Graphics and Animation, or Game and Interactive Media Design, or Media and Information Management focus areas.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3
    MI 435B Creating the Fiction Film II (W) 3
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    Game and Interactive Media Design
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a game and interactive media design concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. Five of the following courses from the Game and Interactive Media Design focus area:
    CAS 396 Integrated Media Arts Special Topics 3
    MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 346 Game Design 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
    MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
    MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces 3
    MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
    2. Two courses from the Graphics and Animation, or Film and Media Production, or Media and Information Management focus areas.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W)  3
    MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
    Information, Management and Design for Society
    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a information, management and design for society concentration, students must complete degree requirements 1., 2., and 3. above and the following:
    1. All of the following courses:
    MI 220 Methods for Understanding Users 3
    MI 302 Networks, Markets, and Society 3
    MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
    2. Four of the following courses from the Creating Human-Centered Technology, or Media and Information Management, or Society, Policy, and Research focus areas. Three of the four courses must come from the same focus area.
    3. One of the following capstone courses:
    MI 401 Topics in Media, Information, and Society (W) 3
    MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
    MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3

Media and Information - Bachelor of Science (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2016 through Summer 2020)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media and Information

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate  Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Information.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Media and Information major is met by completing one of the following courses: Media and Information 442, 443, 447, 450, 452, 458, 462, or 472.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The  requirements of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):
    MI 101 Understanding Media in the Information Age 3
    MI 201 Introduction to Media and Information Technologies and Industries 3
    MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
    MI 401 Topics in Media Impacts on Society 3
    b. At least 3 credits from the following courses (3 credits):
    ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
    PLS 200 Introduction to Political Science 4
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
    c. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    CAS 111 The Digital Image 3
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    e. At least three of the following courses (3 credits):
    CAS 201 Audio and Video in Media Settings I 1
    CAS 202 Audio and Video in Media Settings II 1
    CAS 203 Design in Media Settings 1
    CAS 204 Web Design Media Settings 1
    CAS 205 Photography in Media Settings 1
    CAS 206 Graphics and Illustration in Media Settings 1
    CAS 207 Animation in Media Settings 1
    CAS 208 Interactivity in Media Settings 1
    f. One of the following concentrations (12 credits):
    TV, Cinema, and Radio
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 341 Film Style Production for Cinema and Television 3
    2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Design 3
    MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Basic Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 348 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 352 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Animation Workshop (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    Interactive and Social Media
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 331 Introduction to Interactive Media Development 3
    2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Design 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 346 Introduction to Game Design 3
    MI 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 359 Server-Side Web Development 3
    MI 361 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
    MI 362 Web Administration 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 450 Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (W) 3
    MI 462 Social Computing (W) 3
    MI 472 Electronic Commerce (W) 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds (W) 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    Media Management
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 300 Media Policy and Economics 3
    2. At least two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):
    COM 300 Methods of Communication Inquiry 4
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    MI 331 Introduction to Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 341 Film Style Production for Cinema and Television  3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 355 Media and Information Research 3
    MI 361 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 452 Media Strategy (W) 3
    MI 458 Project Management (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    g. Cognate (12 credits):
    The cognate consists of a set of courses approved by the advising office upon admission to the major or attainment of junior standing, whichever is earlier. The cognate must be a minimum of 12 credits and include at least 6 credits from the 300-400 level. The courses in the cognate may be selected from: fine arts, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, business, or an approved university minor administered outside of the college. If business is selected, students must select from the following courses: Economics 201 and 202, Accounting 230, General Business and Business Law 323, Finance 320, Management 325, and Marketing 313 and 327. A list of minors is available from the advising office.
    h. Media and Information (MI) Electives.
    Electives include courses outside the above requirements. Additional courses can be taken as electives, but not more than 45 total credits may count towards the degree. Internships are encouraged and may qualify for course credit (MI 493).

Minor in Documentary Production

The Minor in Documentary Production introduces undergraduates to the history, theory, and production of documentary media. Documentary production focuses on issues of media, representation, and reality. It engages directly with the fundamental understanding of how the world is presented, represented, distorted, structured, and shaped. Interpretation and representation of reality constitutes a central axis of inquiry and debate. By integrating production and analysis, students in this minor produce theoretically informed work and develop a cutting-edge understanding of the challenges inherent in representing reality.

The Mionr in Documentary Production is jointly administered by the Department of Media and Information within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Arts and Letters. The Department of Media and Information is the primary administrative unit. The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Students in the Department of English; the School of Journalism; the Department of Media and Information; and the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures may find this minor of particular interest.

Students who are interested in the minor are eligible to apply if they are in good academic standing. Students will apply for the minor in the spring of their sophomore year by submitting an application available in the advising offices of the Department of Media and Information and the College of Arts and Letters. Applications will be reviewed prior to annual enrollment.

With the approval of the department that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor for the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Documentary Production

The student must complete at least 15 credits from the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
MI 211 Documentary History and Theory 3
MI 311 Introduction to Documentary Production 3
2. Complete at least 6 credits from one of the following areas:
Audio/Video
MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
MI 341 Filmmaking II 3
MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
MI 440 Advanced Video Editing 3
MI 441 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
Broadcast News
JRN 306 Introduction to Radio and TV News 3
JRN 403 TV News
Advanced TV News
3
JRN 406 3
Film Studies
FLM 260 Introduction to Digital Film and Emergent Media 4
FLM 334 Introduction to Screenwriting (W) 3
FLM 336 Aesthetics of Film Editing 3
FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Emergent Media (W) 3
Multimedia
JRN 203 Storytelling 3
WRA 225 Introduction to Multimedia Writing 3
WRA 425 Advanced Multimedia Writing 3
Photography
One of the following, either (1) or (2):
(1) JRN 310 Photojournalism 3
JRN 410 Photojournalism and Documentary Photography 3
(2) JRN 483 Photo Communication in Europe 6
Producing
JRN 450 Creating and Marketing Media for Journalism 3
MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
Web 3
JRN 336 Designing for Print and Digital Media 3
JRN 400 Spartan Digital Newsroom 3
JRN 436 Designing for the Web and Mobile Devices 3
MI 349 Web Design and Development
Writing 3
ENG 223 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
ENG 423 Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
JRN 300 Writing and Reporting News II (W) 3
JRN 432 Magazine and Feature Writing 3
3. The following capstone course (3 credits):
MI 411 Collaborative Documentary Design and Production (W) 3

Minor in Game Design and Development

The Minor in Game Design and Development complements the depth of knowledge students acquire in their majors with a multidisciplinary understanding of game design and development. Students learn the foundations and develop core competencies in their primary area of study and broaden their horizons as interdisciplinary team members, learning game design theories and principles, collaborating on the design and development of game projects, and engaging in active learning and authentic, situated creative problem-solving.

The minor, which is administered by the Department of Media and Information, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science , the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art, or the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts and Information at Michigan State University.

Students from the above named majors are eligible to apply for the minor if they have completed or are currently enrolled in the prerequisites applicable to their major as listed below. 

To apply, students must submit an application stating their interest in the minor and a portfolio demonstrating their expertise in media design, computer science, or art. Applications are due by the tenth week of the spring semester. Depending on the number of students applying, oral interviews may be requested.  Academic performance will also be considered.

Students accepted into the minor may begin the minor in the subsequent fall semester. The advisor for the game design and development minor must approve the student’s program of study.
 

Prerequisites
Computer Science Majors
Both of the following:
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
One of the following:
CSE 331 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
CSE 335 Object-Oriented Software Design 4
Studio Art Majors
STA 110 Drawing I 3
STA  112 Art and Design: Concepts and Practices 3
STA 113 Color and Design 3
STA 114 Three-Dimensional Form 3
Media and Information Majors
CAS 112 Story, Sound, and Motion 3
CAS 117 Games and Interactivity 3
MI 231 Game and Interactive Media Development 3
MI 247 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Design 3

Requirements for the Minor in Game Design and Development

Complete the following (15 credits):

1. All of the following courses (12 credits):
MI 445 Game Design and Development I 3
MI 455 Game Design and Development II 3
MI 497 Game Design Studio 3
MI 498 Collaborative Game Design (W) 3
2. Complete one of the following courses (3 credits):
Computer Science Majors
CSE 410 Operating Systems 3
CSE 420 Computer Architecture 3
CSE 422 Computer Networks 3
CSE 435 Software Engineering 3
CSE 440 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing 3
CSE 472 Computer Graphics 3
CSE 473 Fundamentals of 3D Game Development 3
CSE 480 Database Systems 3
CSE 484 Information Retrieval 3
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
Media and Information Majors
MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
MI 346 Game Design 3
MI 347 Advanced Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
MI 360 Media and Information Management 3
MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
MI 447 Three-Dimensional Graphics and Animation Portfolio (W) 3
MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
MI 450 Creating Human-Centered Technology (W) 3
MI 472 Digital Business and Commerce 3
MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds 3
MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces (W) 3
Studio Art Majors
MI 401 Topics in Media Information and Society (W) 3
STA 350 Figure Modeling 3
STA 351 Mixed Media and Installation 3
STA 360 Graphic Design I: Graphic Form 3
STA 380 Electronic Art 3
STA 384 Experiments in Digital Video 3
STA 385 Interactive Environments and Digital Fabrication  3
STA 450 Senior Project in Advanced Sculpture 3
STA 460 Graphic Design II: Visual Communication 4
STA 462 Three-Dimensional Design 4
STA 467 Time and Motion Design 4
STA 468 Interactive Web Design 4
STA 480 Advanced Electronic Arts and Intermedia 4


Minor in Information and Communication Technology and Development

The Minor in Information and Communication Technology and Development focuses on the role of information and communication technology in fostering economic, social, and environmental change in developing countries. Students will gain a theoretical and practical background in the challenges and opportunities for deploying information and communication technology infrastructure The program culminates in a field-based experience during which students implement an innovative project in a developing country as part of a study abroad program or execute a project in an underprivileged rural or urban region of the United States.

The Minor in Information and Communication Technology and Development is administered by the Department of Media and Information and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.

The minor is open to sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good academic standing.

Students who are interested in the minor must submit an application essay describing their interest in the minor and any applicable prior course work or work experience. Applications must be submitted by the second week of the fall or spring semester. Students accepted into the program may begin in either the following fall or spring semester.

With the approval of the department or school and college that administers the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The student’s program of study must be approved by the student’s academic advisor for the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Information and Communication Technology and Development

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits selected from the following:
 

1. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CSE 422 Computer Networks 3
CSE 425 Introduction to Computer Security 3
CSE 429 Interdisciplinary Topics in CyberSecurity 3
CSE 471 Media Processing and Multimedia Computing 3
ECE 404 Radio Frequency Electronic Circuits 4
ECE 442 Introduction to Communication Networks 3
ECE 457 Communication Systems 3
ECE 458 Communication Systems Laboratory 1
MI 201 Introduction to Media and Information Technologies and Industries 3
MI 361 IT Network Management and Security 3
MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
MI 362 Web Administration 3
MI 449 Advanced Web Development and Database Management 3
MI 462 Social Media and Social Computing 3
MI 472 Digital Business Commerce 3
Students may not select both Computer Science and Engineering 422 and Electrical and Computer Engineering 442 as these are equivalent courses.
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 325 Anthropology of the Environment and Development 3
ANP 410 Anthropology of Latin America 3
ANP 414 Anthropology of South Asia 3
ANP 415 China: Culture and Society 3
ANP 416 Anthropology of Southern Africa 3
ANP 431 Gender, Environment, and Development 3
COM 391 Topics in Verbal, Intercultural, or Gender Communication 4
COM 399 Special Topics in Communication 3
EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries 3
EC 412 Economic Analysis of Latin America (W) 3
EC 413 Economic Analysis of Asia (W) 3
EC 414 Economic Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa (W) 3
GEO 335 Geography of Latin America 3
GEO 337 Geography of Asia-Pacific 3
GEO 338 Geography of Africa 3
ISS 315 Global Diversity and Interdependence (I) 4
ISS 330A Africa: Social Science Perspectives (I) 4
ISS 330B Asia: Social Science Perspectives (I) 4
ISS 330C Latin America: Social Science Perspectives (I) 4
MC 320 Politics, Society, and Economy in the Third World 4
SOC 362 Developing Societies 3
Students selecting Communication 391 or 399 to fulfill this requirement must enroll in a section on intercultural or international communication.
3. The following courses (6 credits):
MI 480 Information and Communication Technologies and Development 3
MI 488 Information and Communication Technology Development Project (W) 3
Students should meet with the advisor for the minor to determine which of the region-specific sections will most effectively prepare them for field work.