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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA


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The focus of the program in Communication is to enhance students’ knowledge and practical skills in various areas of human communication, media, and technical production. Core coursework in Communication provides a general, theoretical background in the field. All Communication majors must complete the Communication Core Courses. In addition, Communication majors will select a primary program area in either Communication Studies or Media Studies. The Communication Studies emphasis offers understanding in the theory and practice of human communication in a variety of contexts including interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and public communication. The Media Studies emphasis offers historical and critical study of a variety of media contexts, such as film, video, television, and print, as well as opportunities to acquire basic writing and production skills. It is critical for all Communication majors to meet with their academic advisor prior to registering each semester.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will:

  • Create individual as well as collaborative written, oral and/or electronic media projects that demonstrate effective use of communication strategies.
  • Identify and analyze issues in communication ethics.
  • Understand communication theories and apply them in analyzing communication interactions and texts.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Programs
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Electives
  5. Foreign Language Requirements
45
(2)
36
31-33
6
  Total 120

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Communication Core Courses (9 semester hours, required for all majors)


Communication Studies Emphasis (27 semester hours)


Communication Studies Requirements:


(18 semester hours, required for students in the Communication Studies Emphasis)

Communication Studies Electives:


 (9 semester hours, select three of the following courses)

Note:


*Only 3 semester hours of Directed Individual Study credit may be counted toward the major.

**Only 3 semester hours of Internship or Applied Experience credit may be counted toward the major.

Media Studies Emphasis (27 semester hours)


Media Studies Requirements:


(18 semester hours, required for students in the Media Studies Emphasis)

Media Studies Electives:


(9 semester hours, select three of the following courses)

Only one of the following options can count toward the Media Studies Emphasis:


Note:


*Only 3 semester hours of Directed Individual Study credit may be counted toward the major.

**Only 3 semester hours of Internship or Applied Experience credit may be counted toward the major.

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