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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Media Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Lyle Olson, Interim Department Head
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Yeager Hall 211
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Program Information
The social media minor is open to students in all fields. It prepares students to effectively create, use, and analyze emergent communication technologies.

Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing a minor in Social Media will be equipped to:

  • understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information;
  • think critically, creatively and independently;
  • write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve;
  • apply basic numerical and statistical concepts;
  • apply current tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work, and to understand the digital world. 

Equipment and Supplies
Students are encouraged to purchase a laptop (Apple Mac preferred) and software for the discipline.

Course Delivery Format
The Department offers coursework in classroom, studio, online, and field-based settings.

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