Sep 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Major (Bachelor of Science)


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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125


Freshman - Credits: 32


  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Media Explorations Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)

Sophomore - Credits: 32


  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Global Issues General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Media Making Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Media Writing Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31


  • Media Making Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Media Writing Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives   (Cr: 9)   (two must be above the 100 level)

Senior - Credits: 30


  • Media Exploratories Elective  (must be above the 300 level)  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)

Media Explorations Electives


Students choose two from the following list. One must be at the 300 level or above:

  • CMM Elective (must be above the 400 level)  Cr: 3)

Media Writing Electives


Students choose two from the following list:

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the communication program, students will:

  • During the first year, develop a basic understanding of theories and concepts in the field of communication.
  • Articulate the core ethical values underlying best practices in the production of media (marketing communication, internet studies, digital journalism, digital filmmaking).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods used in the many fields encompassed under the umbrella of communication (marketing communication, internet studies, digital journalism, digital filmmaking).
  • Articulate the complexity of media’s place in society and culture.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the communication discipline.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the Communication discipline.
  • Demonstrate integrated learning skills by making connections between classroom learning and professional life in the discipline.
  • Demonstrate skills and technological knowledge to create content for various communication platforms.

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