Degrees and Requirements

Communication, Media and Technology Minor

To fulfill the Communication, Media and Technology Minor, 18 credits are required.
Minor must be completed within the student's graduation timeline. Two academic years are estimated for minor completion due to course rotation and prerequisites.

Summary of Requirements

Minor Electives: must take at least 6 credits of the following

  • CMET2001
    COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS |

    CMET2001
    COMMUNICATION IN ORGANIZATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an overview of the interaction of structure, culture, technology, and communication in organizations. Classes will focus on case studies of the structures and culture of new technology organizations and the dynamic encountered when new technology meets old economy culture. Within this course the student will also practice specific communication skills such as preparation for job interviews, performance appraisals, professional presentations, and negotiation.|

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  • CMET2003
    COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES |

    CMET2003
    COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CULTURES |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course begins with a focus study on communication factors which affect any cross-cultural interpersonal interaction. The students then survey specific differences between U.S. cultural customs and those of countries presently involved in La Roche's Pacem In Terris Institute. Finally, the role of the media in intercultural relations is discussed.|

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  • CMET4001
    LEGAL ISSUES OF MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS |

    CMET4001
    LEGAL ISSUES OF MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will examine the of laws and rules affecting various types of mass communication industries in the United States, i.e., broadcasting, cable communication, the Internet, advertising and journalism. The roles of the public, political leaders, research groups, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the First Amendment and the Supreme Court will be examined.|

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Minor Required Courses: 12 credits

  • CMET1001
    HUMAN COMMUNICATION(SLSO1008) |

    CMET1001
    HUMAN COMMUNICATION(SLSO1008) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    In this course the student examines human, verbal, non-verbal and visual communication. Through an interactive classroom the student will combine the theory and definitions of the text with their experience to clarify and understand the concepts that make up human communication. In the classroom, writing, making presentations, working in groups, solving problems and applying creativity to the concepts of communication will be some of the ways the students learn and reinforce the subject matter. Written papers, research and computer-mediated-communication further reinforce the concepts of the course and serve as a means of evaluation of the student's understanding and absorption of the material. Cross-listed with SLSOC1008 |

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  • CMET1002
    MASS MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION |

    CMET1002
    MASS MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The subject matter of this course is the history and development of mass communication. The course will include examining the origin, economics, technology, mode of communication, communication effectiveness, social role and future of a variety of communication media including: newspapers, magazines, books, radio, television, film and computer-mediated-communication.|

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    CMET1001 or SLSO1008

  • CMET2005
    COMMUNICATION THEORY, RESEARCH &CRITICISM |

    CMET2005
    COMMUNICATION THEORY, RESEARCH &CRITICISM |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to the application of theory and research to mass communication including Internet communication. In addition, the course provides a starting point for students in understanding and creating a critical perspective on mass communication through the lens of specific theoretical perspectives.|

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    CMET1001 or SLSO1008

  • CMET3002
    NEW MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY |

    CMET3002
    NEW MEDIA & DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course deals with the evolution of technology and the use of communications technology for business, entertainment and information. Through readings, discussion, group work and hands-on experience the class examines the social, cultural and economic aspects of communication technology.|

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