Communications Major

Major Competencies

  • 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.

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 210 Journalism Principles and Techniques 3
COMM 211 Copy Editing 3
COMM 300 Communications Theory: Models and Messages 3
COMM 385 Introduction to Critical Strategies 3
COMM 390 Visual Communication 3
COMM 450 Ethical Theory for Writing and Reading 3
COMM 350 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction 3
OR COMM 351 Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction 3
COMM 125/325 Literary Magazine Production 1
DR/SA 240 Oral Interpretation 3
OR SA 210 Fundamentals of Speech 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 3
HUM 391/392 Humanities Internship 3