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Digital and Media Literacy Certificate

This certificate provides critical tools and what Michael Wesch calls "knowledge-ability" for accessing, analyzing, interpreting, critically questioning, and creating a range of media texts. The interdisciplinary certificate is designed to enhance workplace and community-based participation for citizens and those involved in some capacity in the digital media industry. All courses provide students with experiences in the use and production of multimedia forms of communication that simultaneously support real-world problem solving and social justice/democratic principles. Implications of new technologies on identity construction and human communication are included. Students will develop an e-portfolio incrementally throughout the curriculum to showcase the production work completed in each class.

Core courses for the certificate (9 credits):

COMM 108: Media and Society

COMM 368: Children and the Media

COMM 463: Gender, Race, Class and Sexualities in the Media


Elective courses (6 credits): 

Choose two: COMM 360: Contemporary Media Industries; COMM 366: Communication and Popular Music; COMM 390: Special topics (approval required); COMM 430: Digital and Social Media Communication; COMM 435: Integrated Marketing Communication; COMM 490: Special topics (approval required); COMM 494: Communication internship (approval required)


Final project course (1 credit):

COMM 468: Digital and Media Literacy Project

Digital Media Literacy Certificate

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