2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Minor

Required Minor Courses
CS 3724Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction3
COMM 2084Media and Society3
HIST/SOC/STS 2604Introduction to Data in Social Context3
Subtotal9
Elective Courses
Select 6 credits of the following (3 from outside student's major(s))6
Design Focus
Topics in Visual Communication Design for Non-Majors
New Communications Technology
IDS Studio for Minors
Design Visualization
Theory and Research Focus
Introductory Data Analytics and Visualization
Communication Law
Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics
Introductory Psychology
Social Psychology
Social Research Methods
Content Focus
Topics In Graphic Design (Scheduled topics: "Intro Web Design" or "Interaction Design")
Topics in New Media Art (Scheduled topic: "Multimedia")
Topics in Computer Animation (Scheduled topic: "Creative Code w/ Processing")
Topics in Multimedia Studio
Computer Animation Studio (Scheduled topic: "Adv Creative Code" or "Multimedia/Installation")
Design Of Information
Instrumental Ensemble Music (Linux Laptop Orch)
Implementation Focus
Mobile Software Development
Introduction to GUI Programming and Graphics
Cloud Software Development
Multimedia, Hypertext and Information Access
Digital Sound Manipulation
Computer Music and Multimedia Design
Computer Music and Multimedia Design
Topics in Advanced Electroacoustic Research
Subtotal6
Integrative Capstone
Select one of the following:3
Human-Computer Interaction Design Experience (non-CS-majors)
Human-Computer Interaction Capstone (CS-majors)
Subtotal3
Total Credits18

Additional Requirements and Comments for the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Minor

  1. HCI minors must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in CS 3724 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction, HIST 2604 Introduction to Data in Social Context/SOC 2604 Introduction to Data in Social Context/STS 2604 Introduction to Data in Social Context, and COMM 2084 Media and Society.
  2. Students must have an HCI Minor GPA of at least 2.0 to successfully complete the minor.
  3. Student must be in a degree-granting major before declaring the minor.
  4. No more than 50% of the credits for the HCI Minor may be double-counted in the student’s major.
  5. Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of prerequisites and to ensure that all prerequisites are completed prior to enrolling in the chosen course. Some courses may be restricted to specific majors in some semesters. Check the Undergraduate Course Catalog and consult with an academic advisor to confirm your eligibility for specific electives. Actual course offerings are subject to availability of sufficient resources, including faculty availability and student demand.