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IML 104: Introduction to Digital Studies (2 units)
Description: Introduction to media, art and technology in the context of various academic and professional disciplines. Students will study the history and theory of digital media and also gain hands-on media authoring skills. Counts as a requirement for the minor in Digital Studies.

IML 201: The Languages of Digital Media (4 units)
Description: Introduction to media, art and technology in the context of various academic and professional disciplines. Students will study the history and theory of digital media while also gaining hands-on media authoring skills. This course is similar to IML 104, but extends further into web and interactive media topics. Counts as a requirement for the minor in Digital Studies.

IML 295: Race, Class and Gender in Digital Culture (4 units)
Description: Critical analysis of the categories of race, class and gender within the diverse digital spaces of contemporary culture, from video games to the digital divide. Students will produce media projects that analyze their own attitudes about diversity and inclusion and argue that living in a diverse society can function as a form of social and cultural enrichment. Counts as a requirement for the minor in Media and Social Change.

IML 320: Designing and Writing for Transmedia Narratives (4 units)
Description: Creating a story that uses three or more digital platforms (video, social media, games, comics, et cetera) with strategies drawn from entertainment, art and activism. Students will explore various narrative styles for interactive non-linear storytelling. Counts as a requirement for the minors in Digital Studies, Media and Social Change and Future Cinema.

IML 340: Remixing the Archive (4 units)
Description: An intermediate level course, which approaches archived material from multiple perspectives, in order to develop new avenues of expression, education, and research. Students will create a media project that uses archival images, video, sound and text in order to explore a topic in a multifaceted way. Counts as a requirement for the minors in Digital Studies and Media and Social Change.

IML 385: Design Fiction and Speculative Futures (4 units)
Description: The history, theory and methods of design fiction, focusing on design videos and physical prototypes as tools for exploring contemporary social, political and ethical life. Students will engage in collaboration, video capture, video editing, basic sound design, 3-D printing, and object design. Counts as a requirement for the minors in Digital Studies, Media and Social Change and Future Cinema.

IML 456: Nature, Design and Media (4 units)
Description: Investigation of the impact of natural patterns on digital media design. Explores the relationships among chaos, harmony, beauty, proportion, spirituality, holistic systems and shaped experience. Counts as a requirement for the minors in Digital Studies and Future Cinema.

IML 475: Media Arts Research Lab (2 units)
Description: Media Arts Research Lab is a specialized course that is taught in conjunction with one of SCA’s many research labs and/or research initiatives. The goal of the course is to give students some exposure to the innovative work being done at SCA. Participating labs include the Mobile and Environmental Media Lab, the Mixed Reality Lab and the World Building Media Lab. Counts as a requirement for the minors in Digital Studies and Future Cinema.