College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Emerging Media Communication Specialization
As demand for web-based publications and interactive media continues to grow, writers and editors educated in emerging media communication and marketing, especially those with knowledge and experience addressing online audiences, will have the best career opportunities. With a bachelor’s degree in Communications from DeVry University with a specialization in Emerging Media Communication, you’ll learn how to express ideas clearly and creatively as well as develop familiarity with new media, electronic publishing, computer software, graphic design, web design, and multimedia production.
Prepare for a career in Emerging Media Communication by choosing this specialization when you earn your bachelor's degree in Communications from DeVry University. Upon graduation, you‘ll have the skills needed to produce a wide variety of written materials, including books, websites, blogs, social media networks, and e-zines, and you'll have created an array of material to build an original portfolio.
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Emerging Media Communications Courses
The Communications degree program with a specialization in Emerging Media Communication may include these career-focused courses:
- Social Psychology - Students in this course explore ways individuals think about, influence, are influenced by, and otherwise relate to people. Individual behavior in the context of social groups and forces is emphasized.
- Document Design - Using software products tailored to the design process, students in this course apply their skills to design and present projects. Key topics are technical design theory including contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity; typology and linear components; page layout; and purpose, audience, and context.
- Web Design - In this course that focuses on user-centered design, appropriate use of design elements, and applying information design theories, students learn to use a variety of software products and apply their skills to designing and presenting a web page.
- Logic and Critical Thinking - Students in this course learn to use deductive and inductive reasoning to solve problems in both theoretical and practical contexts and become aware of possible fallacies in reasoning and learn how to avoid them. Writing and debating skills, as well as precise use of language, are enhanced through use of formal analysis.
- Internet Marketing - This course provides a review of traditional marketing strategies and demonstrates their use in building a viable online business. Emphasis is placed on coordinating Internet marketing activities with existing traditional marketing. Steps to develop a company's Internet presence are also discussed.