Digital Communications, Minor

The minor in Digital Communication builds on the strengths of the Communication Studies department in the areas of communication, technology, and society. The minor offers students tools and methods for studying, analyzing, and critically reflecting upon their everyday engagements with digital forms of community and expression. Students in the Digital Communication minor have an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of their role as citizens in a global digital society. The minor highlights ethical questions that sit at the core of the digital technologies that shape culture, politics, and the economy. Courses in the minor cover areas of digital communication such as social media, networks and organizing, internet policy and cybersecurity, online communities and collaboration, and children’s development and new media.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

No more than one course from the Digital Communication Minor may be counted toward the Communication Studies Major. 


Foundational Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Communication in a Digital Age
Social Networks
Communication and Privacy
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
Digital Feminisms
Digital Feminisms
Advanced Courses
Complete two of the following:8
Mobile Communication
Youth and Communication Technology
Online Communities

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor