The major in Communication and Technology (available for declaration Winter Quarter, 2018) prepares students to live and work in the modern digital environment. The bachelor degree in Communication and Technology combines coursework from across three colleges to provide students with interdisciplinary knowledge, experiences, and practical skills that link technology and communication. This program unites courses in Communication, Computing and Digital Media (in the College of Computing and Digital Media
), and Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse
(in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
) combining curricular elements that focus specifically on aspects of communication and technology.
The core requirements provide students with a foundation of theoretical knowledge, critical analysis and ethical awareness of how processes of communication affect and are affected by technology. Students then build from this foundation by taking a series of hands-on professional skills courses. Students will have the opportunity to take courses that provide access to DePaul’s green screen studio control room, editing suites, digital equipment facility, and data analytics technology. Students can choose from over 20+ digital skills offerings including photojournalism digital advertising, graphic design, digital cinema production or digital storytelling. In addition, students complement their skills by completing courses focused on social media, the cultural impact of technology, and/or communication, technology, and ethics.
This program allows students of communication and technology to weave together an academic curriculum across three colleges that will prepare them to use communication technology with critical understanding and engage in communication practices thoughtfully, responsibly, ethically, and skillfully. Graduates of the Communication and Technology program should emerge with a more thorough understanding of the changing digital age, a unique interdisciplinary perspective on societal challenges related to technology, and practical skills for knowledgeable creation and critical consumption of mediated messages.