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This concentration helps develop skills and competencies vital to working in communication fields in an increasingly digital environment. Its focus on digital and social media makes it unique among programs in the metro area, as it includes both theoretical and applied aspects of these topics. Understanding digital technologies and multimedia storytelling are central competencies required of those working in many industries, such as journalism, public relations, advertising and travel/tourism.

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies 4

Concentration Requirements (15 credit hours)

Required courses (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 301 Social Media Strategies 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 300 Human Computer Interaction 3
Choose one of the following (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 368 Introduction to Network Science 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 421 Applications of Data Mining 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 441 Interaction Design Practice 3
Choose two of the following (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 511/SPCH-S 307 Crisis Management 3
IDIS-D 511/SPCH-S 333 Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-C 327 Writing for Publication 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 303 Online Journalism 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 321 Principles of Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 344 Photojournalism Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 349 Public Relations Writing 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 354 Photojournalism Editing 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 362 Multimedia Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 384 Videojournalism 3

Thesis will be research based.

Campus Events

Holiday Computer Sale

Holiday Computer Sale

December 12th, 2017
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December 15th, 2017

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

Wintersession Classes Begin

Wintersession Classes Begin

December 14th, 2017

All day event

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

Christmas Holiday - Campus Closed

December 25th, 2017

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New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

New Year's Day Holiday - Campus Closed

January 1st, 2018

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Wintersession 2017 Classes End

Wintersession 2017 Classes End

January 4th, 2018

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Wintersession 2017 Finals

Wintersession 2017 Finals

January 6th, 2018

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Spring 2018 Classes Begin

Spring 2018 Classes Begin

January 8th, 2018

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Last  Day for 100% Refund Period

Last Day for 100% Refund Period

January 14th, 2018

All day event

Martin Luther King Holiday - CAMPUS CLOSED

Martin Luther King Holiday - CAMPUS CLOSED

January 15th, 2018

All day event

RICHARD MARX

RICHARD MARX

January 24th, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon

February 8th, 2018

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Registration Appointments for Summer/Fall 2018

Registration Appointments for Summer/Fall 2018

February 19th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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