Communication - Requirements for the Major

Communication Program | Communication Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Areas of Emphasis

Electronic Media

Supporting Courses, 18 credits

Core courses, required:

  • COMM 102          Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 200          Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • COMM 282          Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits

Oral skills, choose one:

  • COMM 133          Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 166          Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits

Writing skills, choose one:

  • COMM 203          Newswriting, 3 credits
  • COMM 280          Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits

Elective, choose one:

  • HUM STUD 160 Introduction to Language, 3 credits
  • Or any of the supporting courses above not already taken.

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • COMM 305          Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 306          Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • COMM 307          Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
  • COMM 308          Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 309          Electronic Media Advertising Campaigns, 3 credits
  • COMM 380          Communication Law, 3 credits

Choose one:

  • COMM 445          Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 480          Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Choose three:

  • ART 343               Photography II, 3 credits
  • COMM 303          Feature Writing, 3 credits
  • COMM 333          Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 335          Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 336          Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 337          Small Group Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 403          Advanced Reporting, 3 credits
  • COMM 430          Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 445          Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 450         Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • COMM 480          Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits
  • COMM 497          Internship, 1-12 credits

Organizational Communication

Supporting Courses, 18-21 credits

Core courses, required:

  • COMM 102         Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 200         Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • COMM 282         Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits

Oral skills, required:

  • COMM 133         Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits

Writing skills, required:

  • COMM 280         Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits

Visual skills, required:

  • INFO SCI 230     Visual Information, 3 credits (waived if COMM 305 is completed)

Elective, choose one:

  • ART 243              Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • COMM 166         Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 160 Introduction to Language, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • COMM 333         Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 335         Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 336         Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 337         Small Group Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 380         Communication Law, 3 credits
  • COMM 445         Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 480         Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Choose three:

  • AVD 375             Communication Skills: Language of Metaphor, 3 credits
  • COMM 305         Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 308         Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 430         Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 450         Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • COMM 487         Communication Audits, 3 credits
  • COMM 497         Internship, 1-12 credits
  • HUM STUD 321 Language and Society, 3 credits

Photography

Supporting Courses, 21 credits

Core courses, required:

  • COMM 102         Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 200         Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • COMM 282         Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits

Oral skills, choose one:

  • COMM 133         Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 166         Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits

Writing skills, required:

  • COMM 203        Newswriting, 3 credits

Visual skills, required:

  • ART 243             Introduction to Photography, 3 credits

Elective, choose one:

  • ART 105             Introductory Drawing, 3 credits
  • ART 107             Two-Dimensional Design, 3 credits
  • COMM 253        Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 160    Introduction to Language, 3 credits
  • INFO SCI 230    Visual Information, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • ART 343             Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 344             Photography III, 3 credits
  • ART 443             Advanced Problems in Photography, 3 credits (may be taken three times)
  • COMM 380        Communication Law, 3 credits

Choose one:

  • COMM 445        Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 480        Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Choose five:

  • COMM 303        Feature Writing, 3 credits
  • COMM 305        Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 307        Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
  • COMM 308        Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 309        Electronic Media Advertising Campaigns, 3 credits
  • COMM 403        Advanced Reporting, 3 credits
  • COMM 430        Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 445        Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 480        Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits
  • COMM 497        Internship, 1-12 credits

Journalism

Supporting Courses, 18 credits

Core courses, required:

  • COMM 102        Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 200        Communication Problems, 3 credits

Oral skills, choose one:

  • COMM 133        Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 166        Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits

Writing skills, required:

  • COMM 203        Newswriting, 3 credits

Visual skills, choose one:

  • ART 243             Introduction to Photography, 3 credits
  • INFO SCI 230    Visual Information, 3 credits

Required:

  • COMM 253        Practicum in Print Journalism I, 3  credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • COMM 303        Feature Writing, 3 credits
  • COMM 305        Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 353        Practicum in Print Journalism II, 3 credits
  • COMM 380        Communication Law, 3 credits
  • COMM 403        Advanced Reporting, 3 credits

Choose one:

  • COMM 497         Internship, 1-12 credits
  • COMM 498         Independent Study, 1-4 credits
  • ENGLISH 324     Practicum in Literary Publishing, 3 credits

Choose four:

  • ART 343              Photography II, 3 credits
  • ART 344              Photography III, 3 credits
  • COMM 306         Radio Broadcasting, 3 credits
  • COMM 307         Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
  • COMM 308         Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 333         Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 430         Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 445         Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 450         Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • COMM 497         Internship, 1-12 credits
  • DESIGN 331       Graphic Design Studio I, 3 credits
  • DESIGN 332       Graphic Design Studio II, 3 credits

Public Relations

Supporting Courses, 18 credits

Core courses, required:

  • COMM 102         Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 200         Communication Problems, 3 credits
  • COMM 282         Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits

Oral skills, choose one:

  • COMM 133         Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 166         Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication, 3 credits

Writing skills, required:

  • COMM 203         Newswriting, 3 credits
  • COMM 280         Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

  • COMM 305         Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 309         Electronic Media Advertising Campaigns, 3 credits
  • COMM 335         Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 380         Communication Law, 3 credits
  • COMM 480         Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Choose one:

  • COMM 303         Feature Writing, 3 credits
  • COMM 403         Advanced Reporting, 3 credits

Choose one:

  • COMM 353         Practicum in Print Journalism II, 3 credits
  • COMM 497         Internship, 1-12 credits

Choose three:

  • ART 343              Photography II, 3 credits
  • COMM 303         Feature Writing, 3 credits
  • COMM 307         Television Production Techniques, 3 credits
  • COMM 308         Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 333         Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 336         Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 337         Small Group Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 353         Practicum in Print Journalism II, 3 credits
  • COMM 403         Advanced Reporting, 3 credits
  • COMM 430         Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 445         Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 450         Theories of Conflict Management and Mediation, 3 credits
  • COMM 497            Internship, 1-12 credits
Communication Program
Communication Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions