Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Applied Digital Option

The Applied Digital Option consists of 4.0 credits (0.5 required, 2.0 from the pathways and 1.5 from the elective list). All Honours program students are eligible to apply for the Applied Digital Option. A cumulative GPA of 7.00 in the courses specific to the Applied Digital Option is required to graduate.

At least 2.0 of the required 4.0 credits in the option must be outside the major.
Students should note that many option elective courses have prerequisites.
Completion of the option requirements will result in an "Applied Digital Option" designation on student transcripts and degree.
The option is administered by the Department of History. For advice on the option, students should consult the History undergraduate advisor.

Required Course (0.5 credit)
DH100 - Digital Creativity

Pathway Courses (2.0 credits; students may specialize in one pathway, but are encouraged to choose courses from both)

Design Pathway
CP104 - Introduction to Programming
CP202 - Website Design
DH200 - Digital Narratives
DH300 - Digital Editing and Publishing
HI393 - Multimedia Applications in History

Applications Pathway
GG251 - Cartography
GG369 - Geographical Information Systems
GG351 - Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
GG469 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems
PO360 - Citizen Politics
PO465 - Media Analysis for Politics and Policy in a Digital Age

Elective Courses (1.5 credits from among any of the following list of courses):
Programming courses:
CP164 - Data Structures I,
CP212 - Windows Application Programming,
CP213 - Introduction to Object-oriented Programming,
CP363 - Database I.
Statistics courses:
MA129 - Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences or MA130;
PO218 - Answering Questions in Political Science: Research in Practice,
MA240 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics,
SY280 - Quantitative Methods,
PS292 - Introduction to Statistics,
SY382 - Social Statistics,
BU255 - Managerial Statistics or EC255 - Managerial Statistics,
MA242 - Applied Regression Analysis.
Critical Perspectives courses:
AN347 - Science, Technology and Culture,
CS213 - Technology and Society,
CS350 - Political Economy of Communication and Culture,
CS353 - Internet Studies,
EN281 - Cyborg Fictions,
EN381 - Gaming and Narrative Theory,
FS345 - Film Theory and Mass Media,
FS447a - Digital New Media,
WS305 - Gender, Culture and Technology.