Communication Studies Department
Minor - Communication in the Information Age
This interdisciplinary minor Communication in the Information Age provides students the theoretical insights and practical skills necessary to thrive in the information age. The curriculum teaches the basic skills of information retrieval and evaluation; provides insight into contemporary media practices; and explores the intersection of technology, identity, and culture. Completion of this minor means that you can:
- Employ a broad range of resources and information technologies (including content development, visual design, and website construction) for the purposes of effective personal, artistic, and professional communication.
- Practice effective principles of information gathering, evaluation and synthesis while demonstrating awareness of legal, ethical, and practical issues relating to these practices.
- Develop reasoned and well articulated perspectives on contemporary questions related to rights and responsibilities in the information age, with particular awareness of issues related to equity, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and the ethical responsibilities of media institutions.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).
|Requirements of the Minor||18|
|MCOM 072. Mass Communication and Society||D3||3|
|COMM 181F. New Media/New World||4|
|Complete eleven units from:|
|ARTH 072. Design in Society||C1||3|
|ARTH 176A. Graphic Design History and Theory||3|
|COMM 131P. New Media/You Media||4|
|COMM 151I. New Media/New Methods||4|
|RTVF 110. Media and Culture||S||3|