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.

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.

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.

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.

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)