The Digital Media, Web, and Mobile Technologies courses at W&J are a selection of classes within the Computing and Information Studies department (CIS). CIS is an interdisciplinary program that focuses not only on the development of technical skills, but more importantly on the application of technological solutions to solve problems specific to the context of any field. The primary endeavor is not simply a technological solution, but rather solving the unique problem at hand.
At larger schools you might find these courses in various departments, most likely computer science, communication, or art. But at W&J, we’ve collected these into one part of an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables students to learn about new ways to solve problems and communicate information from any field – whether it comes from the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (the academic divisions at W&J).
Theoretically, these courses incorporate concepts from Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), visual communication, design and art. More practically, the courses also teach students how to develop dynamic web sites, mobile applications visual imagery, and social media content.