Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.
DCOM 105C Digital Communications 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to digital communications. The course covers key digital platforms such as websites, search engines, social media, email, and mobile applications. Using research spanning the digital communications industry, students create a marketing plan focused on the digital landscape. Students will learn to understand how digital marketing influences consumer behavior and the importance for businesses of optimizing their approaches to utilizing the Internet.
DCOM 130C Ecommerce, Websites and Blogging 3-0-3
In this course students create a functional website with a blog and e-commerce modules. The course covers basic website design, e-commerce management, and blogging techniques. Students will examine the multidimensional functions of websites and their importance of optimizing websites for ROI (Return on Investment).
DCOM 150C Social Media Strategy 3-0-3
In this course students create and implement a social media marketing plan. Topics addressed include determining and matching social media tactics with the appropriate marketing target, and developing a strategic approach to engage each market segment using several social media channels.
DCOM 210C Search Engine Optimization 3-0-3
This course introduces a strategic approach to search engine marketing, keyword research, algorithms, competitive analysis, link building, local and geo search, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tools. Through online platforms, applications, and tracking methods, students develop the vocabulary of industry professionals. Students will learn to understand how search engines influence consumer behavior and the importance for businesses of optimizing their strategic approach. (Prerequisite: DCOM 105 Strongly recommended)
DCOM 230C Email and Mobile Promotion and Marketing 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to email and mobile marketing. Topics include email communication, creating an email, automation, Spam, metrics, mobile sites, loyalty programs, mobile search, and analyzing the user journey. Students learn how email and mobile marketing influences consumer behavior and the importance of optimizing the business approach. (Prerequisite: DCOM 105 strongly recommended)
DCOM 250C Digital Analytics 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to theory and strategy in data and analytics. Students examine the foundations to optimize their online approach. Students will obtain certifications in Google Analytics, Google Adwords, and Hubspot; these professional certifications can be utilized throughout their profession to solve real-world challenges. (Prerequisite: MATH 251C and DCOM 210 strongly recommended)