CIS 257 - Information Mining and Online Communication
 
(3 cr.) This course focuses on the application of Internet technologies to communications practice, building on the skills of researching, interviewing and reporting, and applying those tools and techniques in an online environment. In particular, students: 1) develop a critical understanding of the digital work environment for communications professionals; 2) analyze online resources for information gathering and evaluate online media with respect to their credibility, reliability, layout and navigability; 3) develop an understanding of legal and ethical issues for online media; 4) learn the basics of web design and creation/editing; and 5) demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of usability, web design and web writing through hands-on work. Prerequisite: CIS 101 or CIS 107; Every Other Year
 
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