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Citations and Certificates (posted 31 January 2004)
A couple of local programs you should be aware of:
The Interdisciplinary Multimedia and Technology Citation, which several of you are already enrolled in. 16 credit hours; ENGL 467 is one of three requirements. Additional information is available here.
The Science, Technology, and Society Certificate. 21 credits. ENGL 467 is not listed as an elective, but I'd be willing to talk to the program director about changing that if any of you are interested.
Those programs both look fascinating, but what if what someone was really looking for at this university was a major that basically merged those two programs into one path of study? Is there anything like that here?
Your best bet may be to check out the Individual Studies Program (http://www.ivsp.umd.edu/).
You may also want to talk to your advisor about your career or even-higher education plans. They may be able to recommend a course of study that tailors best to your interests or refer you to people in your field who can give you practical advice.
If you are specifically interested in Human-Computer Interaction (a cross-section a several fields, including psychology, graphic design, and computer science), you might be interested in working with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/) on campus. They are supposedly working with the IVSP office to design and an undergraduate individual studies program for those interested in HCI.
I (finally) was able to round up some correct contact information for the IMAT citation (the information online is inaccurate). For anyone who is interested, the person to contact is Professor Brandon Morse. He has office hours from 1-2 on Mondays and Wednesdays. He has a sign up sheet on his office door (M2325 Art/Soc) for time slots.
Thanks very much Erika, that's good information--
I might as well mention that one of the required courses for the citation have 15 credits of prereqs in ARTT.
I talked to the assistant director for STS last week, and he approved this course as an elective for the certificate.