Santa Clara University

The Digital Age

Facilitator: JoAnne Holliday, Computer Engineering

The Digital Age, also called the Information Age, refers to a new emphasis on electronic manipulation of information influencing the global economy in ways the production and exchange of physical goods influenced economies in the past, in the industrial age. Explosive growth of the Internet over the past decade allows information, goods, and services to be shared between people of all economic levels from around the globe. This instant accessibility to news, entertainment, and information has changed the way we communicate, shop, and learn.

Because society is changed by technology, those who steer the development and course of technology should be knowledgeable about and sensitive to the effects of their work on others. Courses in this Pathway will offer opportunities for learning about digital information technology and the way it pervades our lives. A main Pathway goal will be to deepen knowledge and understanding of the complex interplay between social, moral, political and cultural values and our digital society through integrative, cross-disciplinary learning.

Associated Courses

Foundations Courses
(Please note that only the specific Foundation course topics qualify for the Pathway requirements,
and only one Foundations course may be applied to a Pathway)

ENGL            2A            Remixing Little Brother
ENGL            2A            Writing with New Media

*ACTG          134           Accounting Information Systems

ARTS        57/157          Digital Photography
ARTS        71                 Digital Print Making
ARTS        74                 Basic Computer Imaging
ARTS        174               Computer Imaging
*ARTS     176                Advanced Computer Imaging
*ARTS     177                Website Graphic Design
*ARTS     179                Introduction to Two-Dimensional Animation

Civil Engineering
*CENG          7               Graphic Communication
CENG            15             Computer Appl in Ceng
CENG            15L           Computer Appl in Ceng Lab (CENG 15 is a co-requisite)

Computer Engineering
COEN           10              Introduction to Programming
COEN           10L            Introduction to Programming Lab (COEN 10 is a co-requisite)
*COEN        11               Advanced Programming
COEN          11L             Advanced Programming Lab (COEN 11 is a co-requisite)
*COEN        12               Abstract Data Types & Structures
COEN          12L             Abstract Data Types & Structures Lab (COEN 12 is a co-requisite)
COEN           19              Discrete Mathematics (cross-listed as MATH 51)
COEN          21               Introduction to Logic Design (cross-listed with ELEN 21)
COEN          21L             Logic Design Lab (COEN 21 is a co-requisite; cross-listed with ELEN 21L)
*COEN        44               Applied Programming in C
COEN          44L             Applied Programming in C Lab (COEN 44 is a co-requisite)
*COEN        45               Applied Programming in MATLAB
COEN          45L            Applied Programming in MATLAB Lab (COEN 45 is a co-requisite)
*COEN        167             Introduction to 2-D Animation (cross-listed with ARTS 179)
*COEN        177             Operating Systems
COEN          177L           Operating Systems Lab (COEN 177 is a co-requisite)
*COEN        178             Introduction to Database Systems
COEN          178L           Introduction to Database Systems Lab (COEN 178 is a co-requisite)

COMM         12              Technology and Communication
*COMM      142B          Online Journalism
*COMM      161B          Communication Media and Technology in Education
*COMM      162A          Communication Technology and Policy
COMM         163A         Internet Communities & Communication
*COMM      181A          Global Media Industries
COMM         185A         New Media and Communication

Electrical Engineering
ELEN          21               Introduction to Logic Design (cross-listed with COEN 21)
ELEN          21L             Logic Design Lab (ELEN 21 is a co-requisite; cross-listed with COEN 21L)
*ELEN        33               Digital System Architectures
ELEN          33L             Digital System Architectures- Lab (ELEN 33 is a co-requisite)
*ELEN        153             Digital Integrated Circuit Design
ELEN          153L           Digital Integrated Circuit Design Lab (ELEN 153 is a co-requisite)

ENGL          138             Internet Culture and Information Society

General Engineering
ENGR          19              Ethics in Technology

Liberal Studies
LBST           75              Technology and Education

Mathematics and Computer Science
CSCI            3                Intro to Computing & Applications
*CSCI         10               Introduction to Computer Science
*CSCI         60               Object-oriented Programming
*CSCI         61               Data Structures
MATH          51              Discrete Mathematics (cross-listed as COEN 19)

Mechanical Engineering
MECH         10               Graphical Comm in Design
MECH         10L             Graphical Comm in Design Lab (MECH 10 is a co-requisite)

*MKTG     175               Internet Marketing
*MKTG     177               Social Media Marketing

MUSC        119              Music, Technology & Society

Operations and Management Information Systems

OMIS         30                Introduction to Programming
OMIS         34                Science, Information Technology, Business and Society
*OMIS      105               Database Management Systems
*OMIS      107               Systems Programming

PHIL          3A               Ethics in the Digital Age
PHIL          80                Science, Technology, and Society

Political Science

*POLI      120                Mass Media, Information Technology, and International Politics
*POLI      156                Politics and Mass Media

Religious Studies
*RSOC     119                Media and Religion

*SOCI      49                  Computers, Internet and Society
SOCI         149               Business, Technology and Society


Theatre and Dance
THTR        35                 Technology and Theatre

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites