Apr 13, 2021  
2020-2021 Final Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Final Undergraduate Catalog

Communication and Digital Media, B.A.


122 Credits Required for CDM, B.A. Degree

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will earn a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication and Digital Media and will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate experiential knowledge of the contemporary communication field through curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Design and create effective audio and video content.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  •  Analyze communication and digital media practices using a value driven, ethical framework.

Progression Criteria/Degree Requirements

In order to remain in the major, a student must not earn a grade less than C in any major course more than two times. For example, a student earns less than C in two major courses. The student retakes each course and earns a C or above. If the same student earns less than C in a third major course, she/he may be counseled out of the major.

Admission Criteria From Another Major

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and meet with their academic advisor.

Internship Requirement

Students are required to complete a minimum of three (3) credits of Internship experience in areas related to Communication and Digital Media.  See  CDM 495 Internship  in the Course Descriptions  section of this catalog for specific details pertaining to this experience.

Total CDM Requirements (30 Credits)


CDM Capstone Requirement (6 Credits)


Select One Area of Emphasis (18 Credits)


Emphasis 1: Production and Digital Broadcasting


One person is on camera or microphone while hundreds are behind the scenes. This emphasis prepares students to enter the worlds of video, audio, TV, radio and film as directors, technicians, editors, runners, promoters, producers, and on-air talent.

*At least three credits must be taken at the 300-level and at least three credits must be taken at the 400-level - (Note pre-requisites where applicable)

Emphasis 2: Journalism & Digital Media


Technology changes but the need for professional, responsible, accurate journalism remains constant and critical. This emphasis prepares students to report and publish in print, broadcast or online. Learn to create news and features as text, audio, photos and video.

* At least three credits must by taken at the 300-level and at least three credits must be taken at the 400-level

Emphasis 3: Digital & Strategic Communication


Integrated messaging and coordinated branding – it’s essential for multi-national corporations and mom-and-pop shops. This emphasis prepares students to advance an organization’s relationships, mission and brand through public relations and related fields.

* At least three credits must be taken at the 300-level and at least three credits myst be taken at the 400-level.

Minor Program outside of CDM (18 Credits)


CDM majors are required to complete a minor program to fulfill the requirements of the Communication and Digital Media Degree.

Minor programs outside of the CDM major are highly recommended. 

Students must formally apply to a minor in order for the Minor Program to appear on your Degree Evaluation in Webadvisor. Click on the link below to access the online Minor Application Form. 


http://www.neumann.edu/academics/registrar/forms/ApplicationToAcademicMinor.pdf

General Electives: (15 credits)


  • General Electives 15 Credits

* General Elective credits may be used toward a minor program that requires more than eighteen credits, e.g., Foreign Language Minor (24 credits)

CDM (Journalism): Four Year Plan


Freshman Fall- 13 Credits

Freshman Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 110 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
ENG 101 3 Credits ENG 102 3 Credits
INT 101 1 Credits CDM 201 3 Credits
MATH Core 3 Credits Social Science Core or Math Core 3 Credits
THEO 104 or Foreign Language 101/102 3 Credits THEO 104 or Foreign Language 3 Credits

Sophomore Fall- 18-19 Credits

Sophomore Spring- 18 Credits

ENG Literature Core 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits
Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credits Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credits
PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 (/1) Credits PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 Credits
HIST Core or Foreign Language 3 Credits HIST Core or Foreign Language 3 Credits
HUM 200 3 Credits General Elective/Minor 3 Credits

Junior Fall- 18 Credits

Junior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits
Phil 200+ or Theo 200+ 3 Credtis PHIL 200+ or THEO 200+ 3 Credits
General Elective/Minor 3 Credits General Elective/Minor 3 Credits
CDM 495 3 Credits Journalism Electives (2 Courses) 6 Credits
Journalism Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits CDM 272, 352, 431
CDM 262, 272, 371, 380, 385, 450 CDM 2XX (even years)
CDM 2XX (odd years) CDM 312 or 314 (odd years)
CDM 312 or 314 (even years) ART 220, 295, 395, 495
ART 295, 395, 495 ART 280 (even years)
ART 280 (even years)  

Senior Fall-15 Credits

Senior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 460 3 Credits CDM 460 3 Credits
Major Elective 3 Credits Major Elective 3 Credits
General Elective/Minor 3 Credits General Elective/Minor 3 Credits
Journalism Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits  Journalism Electives (2 Courses) 6 Credits
CDM 262, 272, 371, 380, 385, 450 CDM 272, 352, 431
CDM 2XX (odd years) CDM 2XX (even years)
CDM 312 or 314 (even years) CDM 312 or 314 (odd years) 
ART 295, 395, 495 ART 220, 295, 395, 495
ART 280 (even years) ART 280 (even years)
   

 

CDM (Strategic): Four-Year Plan


Freshman Fall- 13 Credits

Freshman Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 110 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
ENG 101 3 Credits ENG 102 3 Credits
INT 101 1 Credit CDM 201 3 Credits
MATH Core 3 Credits Social Science or MATH Core 3 Credits
THEO 104 or Foreign Language 101/102 3 Credits THEO 104 or Foreign Language 101/102 3 Credits

Sophomore Fall- 18-19 Credits

Sophomore Spring- 18-19 Credits

ENG Literature Core 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits
Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credtis Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credits
PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 (/1) Credits PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 (/1) Credits
HIST Core or Foreign Language 101/102 3 Credits HIST Core or Foreign Language 3 Credits
HUM 200 3 Credits General Elective/Minor 3 Credits

Junior Fall- 18 Credits

Junior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits
PHIL 200+ or THEO 200+ 3 Credits PHIL 200+ or THEO 200+ 3 Credits
General Elective/Minor 3 Credits General Elective/Minor 3 Credits
CDM 495 3 Credits Strategic Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits
Strategic Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits CDM 232, 272, 355, 431
CDM 262, 272, 345, 371, 450 CDM 370 (even years)
CDM 370 (odd years) CDM 314 or 455 (odd years)
CDM 314 or 455 (even years)  
SM 221, 420  

Senior Fall- 15 Credits

Senior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 460 3 Credits CDM 460 3 Credits
Major Elective 3 Credits Major Elective 3 Credits
General Elective/Minor 3 Credits General Elective/ Minor 3 Credits
Strategic Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits Strategic Elective ( 2 Courses) 6 Credits
CDM 262, 272, 345, 371, 450 CDM 232, 272, 355, 431
CDM 370 (odd years) CDM 370 (even years)
CDM 314, 355 (even years) CDM 314, 455 (odd years)
SM 221, 420  
   

 

CDM (Production): Four-Year Plan


Freshman Fall- 13 Credits

Freshman Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 110 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
ENG 101 3 Credits ENG 102 3 Credits
INT 101 1 Credit CDM 201 3 Credits
MATH Core 3 Credits Social Science or MATH Core 3 Credits
THEO 104 or Foreign Language 101/102 3 Credits THEO 104 or Foreign Language 3 Credits

Sophomore Fall- 18-19 Credits

Sophomore Spring- 18-19 Credits

ENG Literature Core 3 Credits CDM 115 or CDM 117 3 Credits
CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits CDM 206 or CDM 216 3 Credits
Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credits Fine Arts or Social Science Core 3 Credits
PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 (/1) Credits PHIL 102 or Science Core 3 (/1) Credits
HIST Core or Foreign Language 3 Credits HIST Core or Foreign Language 3 Credits
HUM 200 3 Credits General Electives/Minor 3 Credits

Junior Fall- 18 Credits

Junior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits CDM 230 or CDM 317 3 Credits
PHIL 200+ or THEO 200+ 3 Credits PHIL 200+ or THEO 200+ 3 Credits
General Elective/ Minor 3 Credits General Elective/ Minor 3 Credits
CDM 495 3 Credits Production Electives (2 Courses) 6 Credits
Production Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits CDM 265, 267, 272,
CDM 262, 272, 380, 385 CDM 314 or 316 (even years)
CDM 314 or 316 (odd years)  

Senior Fall- 15 Credits

Senior Spring- 15 Credits

CDM 460 3 Credits CDM 460 3 Credits
Major Elective 3 Credits Major Elective 3 Credits
General Elective/Minor 3 Credits General Elective/ Minor 3 Credits
Production Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits Production Elective (2 Courses) 6 Credits
CDM 262, 272, 365, 367, 380, 385 CDM 265, 267, 272
CDM 314 or 316 (odd years) CDM 314 or 316 (even years)
CDM 465 (odd years) CDM 465 (even years)
CDM 470 (even years) CDM 470 (odd years)