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Communication Arts and Sciences
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Wilbur, Room 114
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002 516.323.3240

New Media Minor

Required Courses:
 Credits:
COM 244 - Online Content Production
Introduction to digital media creation and design. Students will create and edit their own websites, including web pages, videos, online resumes and ads. Students work together and independently to create visual and written content and to critique online projects.
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COM 246 - Civic Engagement with New Media

Digital media are at the center of a powerful intersection of business interests, technological capacities, and information flows.  Users of the Internet as well as digital content creators are personally responsible for their ethical behavior on the web.  This course analyzes civic engagement and technology empowerment through various issues connected to new media usage and activism.
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COM 309 – History of Digital Media

Digital media are at the center of a powerful intersection of business interests, technological capacities, and information flows.  Users of the Internet as well as digital content creators are personally responsible for their ethical behavior on the web.  This course analyzes civic engagement and technology empowerment through various issues connected to new media usage and activism.

 Plus 3 other COM courses (9 credits), 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor.

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Social media Panel

On April 8, 2011, Dr. Drew Bogner, President of Molloy College, Dr. Deidre Pribram, Chairperson of the Communications Department, Dr. Janice Kelly of the Communications Department, and New Media Professor Jamie Cohen, gathered to discuss the rapid changes caused by new technologies, such as social media, and the effects they are having on our society. All participations believe that a new kind of "public sphere" is emerging. Dr. Bogner pointed out that while each user of social media has a voice, the individualized nature of communicating via computer enables each user to organize their own "real." Professor Cohen indicated that education is absolutely necessary to raise awareness of the importance of social media, how to use it responsibly, and why it might be a potential tool for social change and activism. The panelists agreed that the goal for educators is to make sure that students are not only connected but also aware and informed.