Minor in Social Media & Digital Communication
BOLSTER YOUR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The Social Media and Digital Communication minor is an interdisciplinary minor focused on providing students with increased understanding of and practical experience with using social media and digital communication. Students will have options for classes in English, Business, Digital Humanities, Computer Science, and Digital Art. As part of the coursework, students will create and run social media campaigns and engage in application assignments within their various classes. Upon completion of the five courses (15 credits) necessary for this minor, students will have the skills necessary to find jobs in a variety of positions, including social media writing, social media management, graphic design, digital design, content creation, content strategy, digital communication, and many others. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this minor, students from all majors would be welcome and would find that the minor complements their major studies and increases their employment opportunities.
Students will complete five courses (15 credits), including one required course (EN 361) and four additional courses.
Required for all students:
- EN 361: Writing for Social Media
- Prerequisite: RH 104 or RH 106
Students will choose any four of the following courses:
- EN 106: Introduction to Digital Art and Multimedia Art
- CS 110: Introduction to Video Game
- CS 243: Web Site Development
- DH 301: Introduction to Digital Humanities
- DH 400: Methods in the Digital Humanities
- Prerequisite: DH 301 or the permission of the instructor.
- EN 363: Professional and Technical Writing
- Prerequisite: RH 104
- BU 315W: Business Communication
- Prerequisite: RH 104 or RH 106
- BU 319: Advertising and Promotion
- Prerequisite: BU 315W
- EN 000: Digital Communication
- EN 453: Internship or Department Internship class
- Additional social media and digital communication-based courses as they are added to individual departments
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Students can take advantage of a number of literary opportunities:
Sigma Tau Delta
Established in 1924 to recognize excellence in literature studies and writing, Sigma Tau Delta enables English majors and minors to share their passion for verbal arts through non-classroom experiences and via an international network of schools. Belmont Abbey College’s local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society was established in Fall 2010. Please contact Dr. Corwin with any inquiry about chapter enrollment or chapter activities.
Agora is Belmont Abbey College’s prize-winning literary journal. Student editors work to read, select for publication and prizes, and edit literary works, photography, and art submitted by the Belmont Abbey community. Agora is open to all students from all disciplines and class status. With their advisor, the student-editors also host two splendid and often surprising Poetry, Song, and Story nights each semester. Here the entire Abbey community is invited to listen and to share poetry, short fiction, and music. One of these events is Originals Only, where only original works, songs, or musical pieces may be shared. At the last event of the year, the Agora editors are recognized for their labor of love, and the first copies to be seen of the latest Agora are distributed hot off the press to the audience. Students interested in Agora should click here.
Both online and in print, Belmont Abbey College’s Crusader newspaper is a valuable opportunity for students of any discipline to practice their skills. Those pursuing an English bachelor’s degree will find writing for the Crusader especially rewarding. Crusader contributors gain valuable journalism experience and may even receive class credit for their work.