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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • COM 100 Media Communications
  • COM 101 Public Speaking
  • COM 206 Introduction to Public Relations
  • COM 209 Introduction to Journalism
  • COM 400 Internship
  • COM 425 Senior Seminar
All majors have the option of completing their coursework in an emphasis area as follows. Those who do not choose an emphasis will complete their studies with elective coursework.
 
Journalism/Broadcasting emphasis
  • COM 200 Electronic Publishing
  • COM 305 Journalism II
  • COM 307 Broadcast Delivery
  • COM 315 Writing for the New Media
  • COM 316 Broadcast Journalism or COM 317 Editing and the Editorial Process
  • COM 403 Principles of Communication Law
Public/Corporate Communication emphasis
  • COM 220 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 302 Public Relations Techniques
  • COM 310 Presentational Communication
  • COM 401 Public Relations Case Studies
  • COM 402 Organizational Communication
  • COM 403 Principles of Communication Law
Speech Communication emphasis
  • COM 204 Oral Interpretation
  • COM 211 Principles of Language
  • COM 212 Topics in Acting
  • COM 220 Intercultural Communication
  • COM 307 Broadcast Delivery
  • COM 310 Presentational Communication
Visual/Media Communication emphasis
  • COM 200 Electronic Publishing
  • COM 203 Photography: Digital Imaging
  • COM 205 Video Production I
  • COM 304 Video Production II
  • COM 308 Web Design
  • COM 403 Principles of Communication Law
  • COM 404 Performance Media Lab