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COMMUNICATION MAJOR

Core Requirements:

Credits

COM 1010 Fundamentals of Communication

3

COM 1030 Career Speech: Voice & Articulation

3

COM 1300 Introduction to Mass Communication

3

COM 2230 Writing for Communication

3

COM 2290 Media Literacy

3

COM 3970 Communication Research & Theory

3

COM 3902 Communication Issues Seminar

3

 

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In the following areas, students should be guided by the concentration requirements.

Oral Communication

Credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 1410 Acting I

3

COM 2010 Public Speaking

3

COM 2030 Oral Interpretation

3

COM 2100 Managerial Communication

3

Written Communication

Credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 2200 Writing for Broadcast Media

3

COM 2210 Writing for Media Platforms

3

COM 2220 Screenwriting for Film and Television

3

COM 2476 Scriptwriting

3

COM 2800 Publicity Techniques

3

COM 2900 Multimedia Journalism

3

Communication Content Courses

Credits

Choose one of the following:

COM 1710 Media and Broadcasting Basics

3

COM 2390 Writing About Sports

3

COM 2492 Introduction to Film: The History of Film

3

COM 2640 Video Games: A Cultural History

3

COM 2740 Television Producing and Production

3

COM 3545 Modern Drama

3

Electives*:

A. 2000-level in COM

3

B. 2000/3000/4000-level in COM

3

C. 3000/4000-level in COM

3

D. 3000/4000-level in COM

3

 

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* A total of up to 3 credits of Practica/Directorship/Internship/ Independent Studio/Improvisation may be applied to the COM Electives category.

All COM majors are required to complete an internship or to work in a departmentally-approved experiential learning position, which would also fulfill the Gen Ed Active Learning requirement.

COMMUNICATION AREA CONCENTRATIONS

All Communication majors must declare a concentration by the time they reach the end of their third semester (must have earned a minimum of 40 credits). Suggested course groupings for each specific concentration are listed on the following pages. Students may use appropriate courses, among the courses required for the major, to meet the requirements for a specific concentration.

Students who are unable to complete a concentration will graduate as a Communication generalist.

Students who have a career interest in an area not included in our concentrations may choose to pursue an Individual Initiated Concentration, and will work with a faculty advisor to craft the necessary selection of courses. See the description on page 75 on how to launch an IIC.

CONCENTRATION AREAS WITH ADVISORS

Communication Studies

Professor Barrett

Film

Professor DiSciscio

Multimedia Journalism

Professor Gibbs

Radio/Audio Production

Professor Carberry

Television/Digital Video

Professor Gibbs

Theatre

Professor Holbrook

Video Game Studies

Professor Gibbs