Digital Media Minor (18 Hours)



CourseSubjectHours
MCOM 3253Publication Design
Prerequisites: MCOM 1243, 3233
The use of layout and design principles to create eye-appealing and readable newspapers, magazines, newsletters, brochures, and flyers.  Theoretical and practical applications of graphics and electronic picture editing are incorporated into the course
3(3-0)

MCOM 3523The Internet and Society
Prerequisite: MCOM 1233
This course examines the personal, academic, media, and business uses of the Internet.  It also looks at the mutual interaction of computers and other new technologies, the Internet, society, and the struggles for control/ownership of the World Wide Web and its content
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3(3-0)

MCOM 4223Computer Assisted Reporting
Prerequisites: MCOM 1243, 3313
The use of computers, databases, and the Internet to develop meaningful and complex stories.  Emphasis is placed on finding raw data, interpreting it, organizing it, and writing stories for publication.  The course deals with critical thinking and the methodology of using computers as a journalistic tool
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3(3-0)

MCOM 4423Multimedia Design
Prerequisites: MCOM 1243, 3313
Students will learn the basics of integrating several media into the Internet, including print, audio, video, and graphics.  Emphasis will include technical proficiency in various software applications, aesthetic considerations, and understanding new technologies
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3(3-0)

MCOM 4533Advanced Reporting/Writing
Prerequisites: MCOM 1243, 3313, and 3613
Advanced course designed to improve students' skills in writing and reporting for print, broadcast, and web applications.
3(3-0)

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

MCOM 3623Mass Communication History
Prerequisite: MCOM 1233
Study of the development of mass communication beginning with early attempts at print media and continuing to present developments.  Emphasis on connecting events of their time with events of today and understanding developments within their political, social, economic, and cultural contexts
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3(3-0)
 
MCOM 4163Newspaper Practicum
Prerequisites: MCOM 1243; consent of the instructor.
Writing for campus newspaper in a professional atmosphere.  May be repeated once for credit.
3(3-0)