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Major Requirements

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Major Requirements

Four Required Courses (16 hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMNS 280INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS4
CMNS 349DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS4
CMNS 366COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY4
or MCS 366 COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
WRD 201DIGITAL WRITING4

Six Additional Courses (24 hours)

A minimum of three of these additional classes (12 hours) but no more than five classes (20 hours) must be from the Professional Skills category. A minimum of one class (4 hours) but no more than three classes (12 hours) must be from a focus area in either the Social Media, Cultural Impact of Technology, or Communication, Technology, and Ethics categories. No more than four of these courses (16 hours) can be taken outside of the College of Communication.

Professional Skills (at least 12 hours but no more than 20 hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 292
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP
CMN 397
RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1
CMNS 346
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
JOUR 276
PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOUR 295
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK LAW
JOUR 355
NEWSCAST PRODUCING
JOUR 370
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 376
TOPICS IN JOURNALISM
JOUR 377
SPECIAL TOPICS IN JOURNALISM (Data Journalism or Journalism by Numbers)
JOUR 382
ADVANCED PHOTOJOURNALISM
MCS 389
TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION
PRAD 352
DIGITAL ADVERTISING
PRAD 393
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING (Department approval required contingent on topic)
DOC 324
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 371
FILM 101
FOUNDATIONS OF CINEMA FOR MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 110)
FILM 102
FOUNDATIONS OF CINEMA FOR NON-MAJORS (FORMERLY DC 205)
FILM 110
DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)
GD 200
GRAPHIC DESIGN: FORM
ISM 210
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION
ISM 220
INTERACTIVE DESIGN & PROTOTYPING
IT 231
WEB DEVELOPMENT I
IT 232
WEB DEVELOPMENT II
POST 110
EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)
POST 124
SOUND DESIGN I (FORMERLY DC 215)
WRD 204
TECHNICAL WRITING
WRD 286
WRITING WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
WRD 290
WRITER'S TOOLS WORKSHOP (Department approval required contingent on topic)
WRD 322
WRITING AND METADATA
WRD 372
DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Focus Area (at least 4 hours but no more than 12 hours)

Social Media
Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
CMNS 311
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 341
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
JOUR 342
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE NEWS
CSC 270
FROM FIREFLIES TO FACEBOOK: THE SCIENCE OF NETWORKS
GAM 208
VIRTUAL WORLDS AND ONLINE COMMUNITIES
Cultural Impact of Technology
Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
CMNS 307
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 308
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 342
LIVING ONLINE
MCS 231
INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
MCS 349
TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES (Adaptation)
MCS 352
TOPICS IN NEW MEDIA
WRD 205
HISTORY OF LITERACIES AND WRITING
WRD 261
DIGITAL CULTURE
WRD 362
SEMIOTICS
WRD 363
VISUAL RHETORIC
Communication, Technology, and Ethics 
Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
CMNS 345
THE DARK WEB
JOUR 361
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
MCS 343
MEDIA ETHICS
PRAD 334
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ETHICS
WRD 282
ETHICS OF PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING

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