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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
New Media (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: An extensive examination of media theory and social effects. Topics covered include history, practices and functions of the press, television, radio, film, advertising, digital media and public relations. Course investigates mass media's influence on modern society.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Digital marketing is a broad and growing field encompassing any form of marketing that utilizes technology to deliver a message. Students in this course study some of the most popular tactics used by successful businesses today to promote their brand and reach their customers. This information is applied in hands-on activities that expose students to real-world business situations, including developing a digital marketing campaign for a brand.


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Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: The principles and functions of newspapers, including current changes and challenges. Students will learn basic and advanced reporting skills, including how to interview, gather information and write news stories. Computer skills are required.

Notes: ENG 1101 prerequisite

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: Students earn credit toward degree requirements for work learning experience related to the discipline of communication. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Students establish learning outcomes related to communication and prepare reports and/or projects each term, detailing how the experience allowed for the application of communication theory and/or skills. Seven work hours per credit hour each week.

Notes: Internship will require COM department permission

Prerequisites: Approval of Department and Other (12 hours of COM or JOU)

Description: Introduction to the design development process including research, ideation and iteration, computer illustration, imaging, photo manipulation, page layout, and composition techniques using industry-based software.


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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.