Students majoring in Internet Studies will learn the ways that the internet and computer-mediated communication have shifted the way we now live. Our work lives have truly been transformed through the use of email and other forms of digital communication. Equally, for many members of our society, our social world is shifting online in ways that welcome academic inquiry. The number of people whose social life both on and off line is dependent on computer-mediated-communication is overwhelming.
Courses in this major prepare students to become professionals who can be competitive in the market-place. Students will take a variety of courses that explore the many ways that the internet has become embedded in our lives. They will learn, hands on, how social media is changing the nature of our personal and work related relationships. They will be exposed to the basic underlying theories of how we communicate using the internet, and then focus, in individual courses, on how the internet now impacts communication industries such as journalism and marketing communication.
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125
Freshman - Credits: 33
Elective (Cr: 3)
Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)