May 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Emerging Media Major

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Faculty members in Capital’s emerging media program are committed to the belief that students should be prepared for lives of leadership and service by becoming knowledgeable, critical thinkers. The emerging media major integrates the traditional disciplines of business, digital design, film and media production, professional writing, and public relations into one major by combining extensive study in emerging media with a broad background in the liberal arts.  As a result, emerging media majors develop both a historical understanding and contemporary skills needed to be successful in an increasingly diverse society.  Those pursuing a degree in emerging media will develop theoretical and functional competencies as well as adaptability and self-awareness. The emerging media program is an excellent choice for students whose interests are wide-ranging or who want to work with an integrated-communications agency or other organization where a broad base of skills and knowledge is beneficial.

Emerging Media Core Requirement:

Public Relations Specialization

Additional Requirements:

In order to ensure that the student has a broad exposure to the disciplines within convergent media, the student is required to take three (3) additional courses NOT in their specialization, and only two of the courses can be from the same content area (9 - 12 hours).

Additional Requirements:

Additionally, the student is required to complete an approved off-campus agency internship experience (minimum 4 hours) or an on-campus agency utilizing all of the assets of the Convergent Media Center (CVMC) to be completed. 

  • Off-campus internship experience (4 - 8 credit hours)  or
  • On-campus agency experience (4 - 8 credit hours)

Signature Learning Requirements for Emerging Media Major

  • Reading and Writing 
  • Oral Communication 
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Ethics 
  • Fine Arts 
  • Religion 
  • Cultural Pluralism
  • Social Science
  • Natural Science - Students must take a minimum of SIX (6) credit hours of Natural Science courses (the combination of the Natural Science and Society requirement and the Laboratory Science requirement). *
  • Humanities 
  • Global Systems

See Signature Learning   Pathways for a complete listing of applicable cognate courses.

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