Academic Catalog 2017-2018

COMMUNICATION (COM) The Communication program provides professional training and preparation for either graduate study or employment in the communication field. Employment opportunities encompass work in journalism, public relations, advertising, and promotions. For a bachelor’s degree inCommunication, studentsmust complete the general requirements, major requirements, requirements in either Journalism or Marketing Communication concentrations, and electives. No minor is required in this area although students may elect to pursue a minor if they so desire. The Communication degree is unique because it provides hands-on experience in journalism and marketing communication that will better prepare graduates for their careers. Textbook principles are applied on a daily basis and students learn how to handle media at various levels.

I. Communication Major A. General Education & Degree Requirements (see p. 55)

52 SH

B. Communication Core Requirements

33 SH

COM 1013, 2053, 2073, 3013, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4123, 4143 Either COM/ART 2283, COM/ART 3283, or COM/ART 4283, COM 4603 Internship C. Communication Major Electives (choose any 6 courses) ART 3033, BUS 3013, 3023, 3223 COM/ART 2283, 3283, 4283, COM/BUS 3243, 4113 COM 3073, 3083, 3303, 4023, 4503 ENG 3023, 4063 and ESS 4013 D. Electives

18 SH

23 SH


126 SH

II. Minor in Communication

18 SH

A minor in Communication may be earned by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours in the following courses: COM 1013, 2073, 3013 and three (3) additional Communication courses at the 2000-4000 level.


COM 1013 Mass Communication An overview of broadcasting, print, Internet, and film in society. Emphasis on contempo- rary issues, processes, interrelationships, and impact of the mass media. (Every Year) COM 1023 Fundamentals of Speech Performance-oriented training and experience including informative, entertaining, com-

memorative and persuasive speaking. (Every Semester) COM 1213 Beginning American Sign Language I

This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL).  Students develop basic skills in the production and comprehension of ASL and are introduced to grammatical principles and cultural protocols needed to communicate at a fundamental level in social


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