New Media Minor

Required Courses

COM 243 - Introduction to New Media
The study of the rapidly changing field of new media, including the web, videos and webpage design, podcasting, blogs, online communities, videogaming, and other aspects of the virtual world. The course examines these new technologies in terms of their social and communicative impact.


COM 244 - Online Content Production
Introduction to digital media creation and design. Students will create and edit their own websites, including web pages, videos and online resumes. Students work together and independently to create visual and written content and to critique online projects. 


COM 246 - Civic Engagement
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 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.


COM 309 - History of Digital Media
A survey of the history of web-based media technologies in the digital information age. The course examines the transition from television to social media and peer-to-peer media technologies and from 24/7 cable through social media to augmented and virtual reality.

Plus 2 other COM courses (9 credits), 200 level or higher, selected in consultation with advisor.



When I came to college I thought I knew what I wanted to do. I really had no clue and switched my major two times. I finally found the New Media Program and realized it's exactly what I wanted to do. I love learning about current memes and Youtube, and also tweeting and making video blog posts for homework. New Media has made me realize I can get a job in some in something that I love and have fun with it. 
Ray Mantoura - May 2015 Graduate

I chose the New Media major because I truly believe technology is our future. Not only should young people be learning about new technology and new social media but older generations should be as well. I think New Media is an important and awesome major!
Mary Roberts - May 2016 Graduate

For more information about the new media program, please visit the program website!

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