Communications Major

Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Communications Major

36 credits (minimum), no more than 9 of which may be used to satisfy Core Studies requirements; 18 credits in residence, 18 credits upper division. Required:

COMM/JL 210 Journalism Principles and Techniques 3
COMM/JL 211 Copy Editing 3
COMM 300 Communications Theory: Models and Messages 3
COMM/EN 385 Introduction to Critical Strategies 3
COMM/EN 390 Visual Communication 3
COMM/EN 450 Critical and Ethical Theory for Literature and Media 3
COMM/EN/FA 350 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction 3
OR COMM/EN/FA 351 Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction 3
COMM/JL 125/325 Art and Literary Magazine Production
OR COMM/JL 325 Advanced Art and Literary Journal Production
OR COMM/JL 335 Newsmagazine Production 1-3
DR/SA 240 Oral Interpretation 3
OR COMM 220 Public Speaking 3
EN 215/315 Global Literature 3
OR EN 245/345 Urban Literature 3
EN/DR 250/349 Understanding Film and its Forms 3
EN 325 Rogues and Rebels: Survey of Literature in English to 1815 3
OR EN 326 Romantics and Realists: Survey of Literature in English 1815 to Present
OR EN 335 Epic Literature and Mythology
OR EN 336 Sagas, Saits and Sonnets: Survey of Literatures in English 700-1600 3
HUM 391/392 Humanities Internship 3

 

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates collaborate in aesthetic communities by articulating how communications affects professional, public life.
  • Graduates can use frameworks of criticism to analyze and evaluate messages in various forms of media.
  • Graduates use sophisticated stylistic choices in oral and written communication.

(Updated Nov. 2014)