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Internet Studies (B.S.)

Students majoring in Internet Studies will learn the ways that the internet and computer-mediated communication have shifted the way we now live.

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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.

Students who major in Internet Studies explore the many ways the internet has become embedded in our lives. Courses in this major prepare students to become professionals who can be competitive in the marketplace. 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.

The Internet Studies major prepares students to become professionals that, because of their knowledge of the internet, out-compete their peers in the marketplace.


School of Communication Curriculum Requirements

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)
CMM 100 - Media Aesthetics (Cr: 3)
CMM 106 - Media and Culture I (Cr: 3)
CMM 115 - Introduction to Social Media (Cr: 3)
EC 101 - Endicott Transitions (Cr: 1)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Elective (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
CSC 101 - Introduction to Computer Science (Cr: 3)
CMM 107 - Media and Culture II (Cr: 3)
CMM 207 - Writing for Media (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement CMM 345 - Media and Cultural Studies (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
VC 105 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 30

  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Electives  (Cr: 12)
    (two must be above the 100 level)
CMM 306 - Social Impact of the Media (Cr: 3)
CMM 335 - Social Media and Marketing (Cr: 3)
CMM 350 - Digital Storytelling: Blogging and Podcasting (Cr: 3)
CMM 370 - Communication Research Methods (Cr: 3)
CMM 380 - Media Ethics and Law (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
CMM 400 - Contemporary Issues in Media Studies (Cr: 3)
CMM 406 - Contemporary Approaches: Internet Studies (Cr: 3)
CMM 430 - Living Life Online: Building Community Through Computer-Mediated Communication (Cr: 3)
CMM 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
CMM 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
CMM 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the internet;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize research and theory on computer-mediated communication;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, economic, and ethical dynamics of online communication;
  4. Identify the impact, both negative and positive, of the internet on society;
  5. Communicate effectively using conventions acceptable in the digital realm; and
  6. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the Internet Studies discipline.
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