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COMM255 - Digital Tools and Media in Communication

Course Details

Course Code: COMM255 Course ID: 4921 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Digital Tools and Media in Communication is a basic course in digital tools and media in communication, which enables our students to situate their communication studies within the modern technical world. The course gives students exposure to modern technology through the communication lens and provides students with opportunities to explore and evaluate digital tools and media for communication purposes. Throughout the course, students will progress in standards published in 2015 by the National Communication Association as those Communication majors should know, understand, and be able to demonstrate as part of the Communication degree program. This course introduces principles of composition and design, presentation, and evaluation across varied modes of communication using modern tools, apps, cloud services, programs, and social media. Course topics include mass media communication strategies, music tools, podcasts, video conferencing, blogging, mobile messaging, social networking, internet broadcasting, live streaming, and new and emerging technologies, evaluation, and application. (Prerequisite: COMM250)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Students will identify specific digital and media technologies and their communication contexts.

CO2: Students will evaluate various applications of digital tools and media.

CO3: Students will develop a basic portfolio of digital media projects to leverage mass media strategies using digital technology.

CO4: Students will develop a communication strategy using a new or emerging technology in mass communication

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.