This interdisciplinary minor helps prepare students to utilize social media in their professional lives across a variety of professional fields. The minor offers students the opportunity to learn about the nature of social media, how to create content for social media, and how to design a communication campaign that utilizes social media.
The minor is divided into three areas of emphasis: Foundation, Design and Application. Foundation courses deal with the technological characteristics, the industries that create and propagate such technologies, and the theories, concepts and ethical considerations that govern how we understand and use these technologies. Design courses deal with learning how to produce audio, video, and visual content for social media platforms. Application courses deal with learning how to apply social media skills in a real world context and in classroom and real-world learning settings.
Students must complete six courses spread across the three areas of emphasis, and must also complete a community-based learning project or internship. No more than three courses from any one department may be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.