Digital Technologies and Emerging Media Major

The digital technologies and emerging media (DTEM) major takes a critical approach to internet and participatory technologies. It draws from a broad tradition of communication and media studies research; social science disciplines including anthropology, psychology, sociology, and political science; and the humanities and fine arts.

The major is designed to encourage greater understanding, critical thinking, and analysis of emerging technologies such as the web, social media, mobile apps, video games, wearables, and the like, while also offering a number of production and writing classes. Students wishing to pursue engineering or digital production should augment the major with classes in computer science, visual arts, journalism, and new media and digital design.

Note: Information about the Gabelli concentration in Digital Media and Technology is listed separately.

The digital technologies and emerging media (DTEM) major requires nine courses.

CourseTitleCredits
Introductory Course
COMM 1010INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (if taken before spring 2017)3
or COMM 1000 FUNDAMENTALS OF COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES
DTEM Required Courses
DTEM 1401INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA 24
DTEM 1402DIGITAL CULTURES 24
Select one DTEM methods course 3
DIGITAL RESEARCH METHODS
DIGITAL ETHNOGRAPHY
PARTICIPATORY METHODS
MEDIA ECOLOGY
DATA VISUALIZATION
DESIGNING SMART CITIES
Ethics, Law, and Policy Course
Select one ethics, law, and policy course 1
DTEM Elective Courses
Select four DTEM electives. 4
1

See list of ELP courses under Ethics, Law, and Policy Course Requirement.

2

 DTEM 1401 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA is a prerequisite for DTEM 1402 DIGITAL CULTURES.

3

Any DTEM course numbered 2410-2419, or COMC 1101 COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURE: HISTORY, THEORY, AND METHODS.

4

Any course with the DTEM subject code or the DTEM attribute code may fulfill this requirement. Up to two courses may be taken outside the Communication and Media Studies department to fulfill major requirements.

Availability

The major in digital technologies and emerging media is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) and Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC).

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.