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Communication and Media

For Communication course descriptions, see the 2005-2007 Academic Course Catalog.

Major in Communication (40 credits)

Forty credits - the equivalent to 10 courses - distributed as follows:

I. At least two of the foundation courses (8 credits):
____ ________________________________ (Select from courses below)
____ ________________________________

COMM 101, Persuasion in Society (4) HML
COMM 103, Mass Communication and Society (4) HML
COMM 105, Introduction to Human Communication (4) SSL

Note:the third foundation course can be taken to fulfill one of the area requirements described below in #2, #3, or #4.

II. At least one course (4 credits) from area 1 (Rhetoric and Public Address):
____ ________________________________ (Select from courses below)

COMM 111, Public Speaking (4)
COMM 225, Argument and Advocacy (4)
COMM 301, Persuasion (4)
COMM 302, Public Address (4) HMU
COMM 303, Social Movements (4)
COMM 304, Political Communication (4)
COMM 305, Women's Voices Before 1920 (4) HMU
COMM 306, Contemporary Women's Voices (4) HMU
COMM 307, Freedom of Speech (4) HMU
COMM 308, Rhetoric of Advertising (4)
COMM 309, Environmental Rhetoric (4) HMU
COMM 333, Rhetorical Criticism (4)
COMM 381, Special Topics in Rhetoric (4)

III. At least one course (4 credits) from Area 2 (Communication Theory):
____ ________________________________ (Select from courses below)

COMM 205, Interpersonal Communication (4)
COMM 250, Effective Listening (4)
COMM 251, Communication and Conflict (4)
COMM 252, Listening (2)
COMM 253, Non-Verbal Communication (2)
COMM 265, Group Communication (4)
COMM 350, Intercultural Communication (4) SSU, GL
COMM 351, Gender and Communication (4) SSU, GN
COMM 355, Communication Theory (4)
COMM 356, Communication Research Methods (4) QR
COMM 367, Organizational Communication (4) SSU
COMM 385, Special Topics in Communication Theory (4)

IV. At least one course (4 credits) from Area 3 (Media Studies):
____ ________________________________ (Select from courses below)

COMM 245, Introduction to Media Writing (4)
COMM 286, Introduction to Film (4)
COMM 313, Media Law and Ethics (4)
COMM 335, Mass Media in Elections (4)
COMM 340, Media Theories (4)
COMM 341, Culture and the Construction of News (4) HMU
COMM 345, Advanced Media Writing (4)
COMM 346, Strategic Communication Campaigns (4)
COMM 347, Media Effects (4) SSU, QR
COMM 348, Media and Children (4) GN, QR
COMM 349, Media Criticism (4)
COMM 383, Special Topics in Mass Media (4)
COMM 386, Advanced Studies in Film (4) HMU

V. At least 16 credits of the major must be 300-level communication department courses:
(Internship credits may not be used to fulfill this requirement)

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VI. Two of the courses(8 credits) for the major may be from the following:
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ART 217, Photography (4) FA
ART 218, Computer Art (4) FA
ART 262, Introduction to Digital Video (4) FA
ART 317, Advanced Photography (4) FA
ART 318, Advanced Computer Art (4) FA
ART 362, Advanced Digital Video (4)
ENGL 286, Introduction to Film Studies (4)
ENGL 311, Writing Essays (4)
ENGL 369, Studies in Critical Theory (4)
ENGL 386, Studies in Film (4)  HMU
ENGL 387, English Language (4)
ENGL 388, Studies in Popular Culture (4)
PCST 346, Mediation and Conflict Resolution (4)
PSYC 221, Applied Behavior Statistics (4)
PSYC 235, Research Methods (4)
PSYC 347, Tests and Measurements (4)
SOCI 201, Social Statistics (4)
SOCI 302, Social Research Methods (4)
THEA 117, Acting I (4) FA

VII. Additional courses within the department to complete the required 40 credits
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Minor in Communication and Media (24 credits)

At least four credits from the following:
____ ____________________________________________(4)

COMM 101, Persuasion in Society (4) HML
COMM 103, Mass Communication and Society (4) HML
COMM 105, Introduction to Human Communication (4) SSL

At least twenty additional credits:
a) eight credits must be 300-level Communication courses
(Internship credits may not be used to fulfill this requirement)
____ ____________________________________________(4)
____ ____________________________________________(4)

b) four of the 24 credits may be from the following:
____ ____________________________________________(4)

ART 217, Photography (4) FA
ART 218, Computer Art (4) FA
ART 262, Introduction to Digital Video (4)
ART 317, Advanced Photography (4) FA
ART 318, Advanced Computer Art (4) FA
ART 362, Advanced Digital Video (4)
ENGL 286, Introduction to Film Studies (4)
ENGL 311, Writing Essays (4)
ENGL 369, Studies in Critical Theory (4)
ENGL 386, Studies in Film (4)
ENGL 388, Studies in Popular Culture (4)
PCST 346, Mediation and Conflict Resolution (4)
PSYC 221, Applied Behavior Statistics (4)
PSYC 235, Research Methods (4)
PSYC 347, Tests and Measurements (4)
SOCI 201, Social Statistics (4)
SOCI 302, Social Research Methods (4)
THEA 117, Acting I (4) FA

c) 8-12 additional credits of your choice
____ ____________________________________________(4)
____ ____________________________________________(4)
____ ____________________________________________(4)


Suggested first semester of study:


CORE 100 or HONR 100, Symposium (4)
Any Communication 100-level course (4)
Foreign language and other Core requirement (4,4)

For more information, see the Communication Department website.