2002 - 2003 Communication Program (COMM)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Major | Academic Minor | Course Descriptions

Faculty: Alan Bowes, Fred Fogo, Helen Hodgson (Chair), Bridget Newell

Objectives

The Communication Program offers an academic major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as an academic minor. The Communication Program teaches students theoretical principles and practical skills in the context of humanistic inquiry.
Working with electronic and traditional media, students acquire skills needed for careers in corporate and government communication, public affairs, advertising, public relations, technical writing, and journalism, as well as graduate work in communication.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA in all courses required for the Communication major.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course descriptions.

Academic Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

There are no LE requirements included as part of the Communication major.


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

Communication majors must complete eight credit hours in a single foreign language.

8

II.

Lower Division Communication Courses

8

COMM 203 Writing for the Mass Media
COMM 240 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics

4
4

III.

Upper Division Communication Courses

21

COMM 302 College Publications: Forum
COMM 306 Principles of Layout and Design
COMM 307 Electronic Design
COMM 310 Professional Writing
COMM 440 Internship*
COMM 490 Portfolio Workshop
*At least two internships are strongly recommended.

And one of the following courses:

COMM 405 Advanced Writing and Research (4)
COMM 410 Technical Writing (4)
COMM 415 Electronic Communication in Organizations (4)

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4
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4
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IV.

Electives

9

Choose five to nine credit hours from the following:

ART 180 Photography (3)
ART 380 Advanced Photography (3)
COMM 300 Selected Topics in Communication (1 - 4)
ENGL 303 Ellipsis (1 credit hour) (1 - 2)
COMM 305 Forum Photo Staff (1)
COMM 320 Digital Imaging (3)
COMM 336 Public Relations Principles (3)
COMM 338 Advertising Writing and Campaign Planning (3)
COMM 401 Directed Studies (1 - 4)
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKTG 338 Advertising (3)
PSYC 433 Organizational Psychology (4)
Note: Students who complete additional hours of COMM 440 may need fewer elective hours.

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V.

Required Courses from Other Programs

5

PSYC 330 Interpersonal Communication Skills
SPCH 205 Business and Professional Communication

3
2

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

51

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Courses

28

Choose 28 credit hours from the following:

COMM 203 Writing for the Mass Media
COMM 240 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics
COMM 306 Principles of Layout and Design
COMM 307 Electronic Design
COMM 310 Professional Writing
COMM 405 Advanced Writing and Research
COMM 410 Technical Writing
COMM 415 Electronic Communication in Organizations
COMM 440 Internship
COMM 490 Portfolio Workshop
PSYC 330 Interpersonal Communication Skills
SPCH 205 Business and Professional Communication, LE



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4
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2 - 6
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3
2

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

28