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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
LBST-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
LBST-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
LBST-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
LBST-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.

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August 24th, 2017

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August 25th, 2017

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The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

September 15th, 2017

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September 20th, 2017

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September 28th, 2017

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September 29th, 2017

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