Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Digital Media Minor

Total Credit hours: 21 credits

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

  • COMM 175: Introduction to Communication OR
  • COMM 201: Media, Theory and Criticism AND
  • COMM 200: Communication and New Media
  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 360: Digital Media Ethics

Elective Courses (6 COMM credit hours, 3 non-COMM credit hours)

  • COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 258: Game Studies
  • COMM 280: Communication Technology Histories
  • COMM 283: Global Media
  • COMM 322: Guerilla Media
  • COMM 323: Remixing Culture
  • COMM 327: New Media Campaigns
  • COMM 357: Curating Media: Festivals, Galleries, and Media Spaces
  • COMM 361: New Media Criticism
  • COMM 371: Virtual Worlds
  • COMM 371: Interactive Storytelling
  • COMM 371: Mobile Storytelling
  • COMM 371: Animation
  • COMP 104: Computer Animation
  • COMP 111: History of Computing (being reclassified as Writing Intensive)
  • COMP 150: Introduction to Computing (core eligible)
  • COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • COMP 125: Visual Information Processing (core eligible)
  • COMP 250: Introduction to Scientific/Technical Communication (Writing Intensive)
  • COMP 317: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Computing
  • COMP 388: Client-Side Web Design
  • COMP 388: Human Computer Interaction
  • SOCL 126: Science, Technology & Society
  • DIGH 388: Introduction to Digital Humanities

A Note About Prerequisites:

Most electives on this list have few prerequisites. Students choosing the minor would be able to take a number of electives by fulfilling one or two courses (e.g., COMM 175 and/or COMM 200), one of which would count toward fulfilling the Minor. Some advanced COMP courses require prerequisites that appear on this list as eligible electives, or would be appealing to COMP majors looking for a critical cultural minor.