New Media Communications Program
422 Bexell Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6202
New Media Communications (NMC) minor focuses on mediated storytelling and the new media technology that makes it possible. This focus within the broader discipline of mediated communications capitalizes on the historic strengths of Oregon State University. NMC takes an innovative approach to the study of mediated communications. New Media Communications is devoted to the study of mediated communications and its impact on culture, technology and society.
Courses in the New Media Communications minor are designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in media and allied fields in which knowledge of and skills in mediated communications are an integral part of professional activity. NMC offers students the opportunity to pursue a range of theoretical and practical courses in media.
An NMC minor will allow students from across campus to complement their chosen field of study with an understanding of mediated communications from a new media perspective. Students will better understand how to process information they receive about their chosen field and how to distribute information about their own work effectively in society. The minor in New Media Communications will assist students in attaining the background necessary for leadership roles in their chosen fields.
All courses for the New Media Communications minor must be taken for graded credit.
Core Requirements (15)
NMC 101. Introduction to New Media Communications (3)
NMC 260. New Media Futures (3)
NMC 320. History of Telecommunications (3)
or NMC 321. History of Broadcasting (3)
or NMC 322. Landmarks in Media Content (3)
NMC 351. New Media Visualizations (3)
NMC 409. Practicum (1) (taken as three 1-credit courses or two 1-credit and one 2-credit courses)
or NMC 410. Internship (3)
Students must select 5 courses from the following list of electives. Students have the opportunity to focus their studies on a particular part of the discipline of new media communications.
NMC 240. Survey of Social Media (3)
NMC 255. Introduction to Sound Design (3) Ecampus only.
NMC 383. Field Production (4)
NMC 409. Practicum (1–3) (may be taken for an additional total of 3 credits)
NMC 421. *Diffusion of Innovations (3)
NMC 430. Media Theory (3)
NMC 435. Media Effects (3)
NMC 437. New Media and Society (3)
NMC 440. Media Management (3)
NMC 441. Media Entrepreneurship (3)
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)