Major Requirements

The major in communication requires the study of core knowledge and skills running across communication fields while also allowing students a degree of specialization through individualized selection of nearly half of the major's required courses. Typically, students tend to focus on one of three primary areas: journalism, film and media study (including both scholarly and production courses), and business-oriented communication such as advertising and public relations.

Major: Communication (BA)

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

COMM 101 Introduction to Media Studies 4
JOUR 201 Introduction to Journalism 4
COMM 221 Understanding Film 4
COMM 321 Theories of Mass Communication 4
COMM 331 Mass Communication Research Methods 4
COMM 411 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies 4
COMM 481 Internship in Communication 4
Five of the following:
COMM222: Public Speaking
COMM 250: Introductory Filmmaking
COMM 300: Media Law and Ethics
COMM 312: The Art of Animation
COMM 320: Experimental Film and Video
COMM 325: Organizational Communications
COMM 326: Persuasion and the Media
COMM 327: Children and the Media
COMM 333: Special Topics in Media Studies
COMM 335: Christian Theology and Film
COMM 350: Advanced Filmmaking
JOUR 210: Journalism Workshop
JOUR 328: Public Relations
JOUR 333: Special Topics in Journalism
JOUR 397: Feature Writing
JOUR 435: Advanced Newswriting
20
Total 48

Minor: Communication

Course Number And Title

Sem. Hrs.

COMM 101 Introduction to Media Studies 4
JOUR 201 Introduction to Journalism 4
One course in Communication or Journalism at any level (see advisor) 4
Three courses in Communication or Journalism at the 300/400 level 12
Total 24