Applying for the Minor and Choosing Courses:
This program remains open for current students (those due to graduate between 2020 and 2023), but will cease to be available for students due to graduate after 2023. Students should contact the Director, Graeme Bailey, for advising about the minor.
Regardless of which track they choose, it is recommended that all students in the minor take the core course, Computing in the Arts (CS 1610 , cross-listed as ENGRI 1610 , MUSIC 1465 , and PSYCH 1650 ). This course combines fundamental background in cognitive modeling, statistics, programming, and algorithmic thinking, as preparation for more specialized work; hence, though it is not a formal prerequisite to other courses, it should be taken as early as possible in the student’s program. For students who have already gained an equivalent background through other courses, however, it may be waived by permission of the director.
In addition to the core course, each student chooses another five courses satisfying the following requirements:
- At least one must entail a significant computing component, regardless of its home department (marked * in the lists below).
- At least two must entail a significant artistic component (marked † in the lists below).
- For students majoring in a field offering a track, none of the courses from that track may be double-counted as also satisfying major requirements.
The goal is to encourage the development of reasonable depth within one area, without neglecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Hence, rather than choosing courses at random from the lists below or focusing too narrowly on one particular corner of the field, each student should work actively with an advisor from his or her minor in building an appropriate program. If a course within a track is crosslisted with another department, any of the crosslistings will satisfy that track’s requirements equally well. A substantial project, offered as an independent study, supervised reading, or supervised research, may be used in place of any one of the courses within a track. This should be discussed in advance with the relevant track representative or the director of the minor.