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Major & Minor Requirements
MAJOR & MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Communication Major
Communication Minor

COMMUNICATION MAJOR
Majors:  Students planning to major in the department must consult the chairperson no later than the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students with a background in communication must consult with the chairperson and may present a portfolio of written and production work.

Thirty-three credits including: 205, 212, 213, and 223 to be completed by the end of sophomore year and 375 or 475, and 409 to be completed by senior year. Upon completion of the four introductory courses all Communication majors must select two concentrations (one primary, one secondary) as their main areas of study in the department.  In the primary concentration, students must take at least one required course (*) and any two additional courses in that area.  For the secondary concentration, students may take any two courses in the area.  One course cannot be used to fulfill the requirements in two concentrations.  The four areas of concentration are:  Broadcasting/Telecommunications, Journalism, Cinema Studies and Scriptwriting, and Corporate/Interpersonal.  Independent research in communication must follow guidelines established by the College.

COMMUNICATION MINOR:
A minor in Communication consists of 18 credits. The minor contract should be signed before registration for the second semester of junior year and must be approved by the chairperson.

Grade Requirements: Majors and minors must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all Communication courses. No exceptions will be made.

COMMUNICATIONS COURSES

BROADCAST/TELECOMMUNICATIONS

COMM 223   Intro to Broadcasting (CORE)
*COMM 340   Media Criticism
*COMM 406   Communications and the Law
COMM 206   Applied Computer Graphics
COMM 208   Digital Film
COMM 227   Radio
COMM 306   Multimedia Design
COMM 307   Speech for Radio & TV
COMM 308   TV Production
COMM 314   Advanced Digital Film
COMM 316   Scriptwriting for TV & Radio
COMM 335   Broadcast News Writing
COMM 337   TV News
COMM 350   New Media and Society
COMM 352   Image Design with Photoshop
COMM 354   Cinematics and Motion Graphics
COMM 419   Advanced TV Production
COMM 423   Broadcast Programming

CINEMA STUDIES and SCRIPT WRITING

COMM 212   Film as Art (CORE)
*COMM 325   Major Filmmakers
*COMM 326   American Film
*COMM 405   Film Criticism
COMM 208   Digital Film
COMM 305   Corporate Scriptwriting
COMM 314   Advanced Digital Film
COMM 315   Scriptwriting for Film
COMM 354   Cinematics and Motion Graphics
COMM 404   Experimental Film
COMM 410   Film Censorship & the First Amendment
COMM 411   Foreign Film

CORPORATE/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

COMM 205   Effective Speech Communication (CORE)
*COMM 371   Intercultural Communication
*COMM 422   Organizational Communication
*COMM 424   Interpersonal Communication
COMM 206   Applied Computer Graphics
COMM 305   Corporate Scriptwriting
COMM 306   Multimedia Design
COMM 307   Speech for Radio & TV
COMM 319   Public Relations
COMM 320   Public Speaking
COMM 321   Acting I
COMM 324   Advertising
COMM 352   Image Design with Photoshop
COMM 354   Cinematics and Motion Graphics   
COMM 400   Political Communication
COMM 406   Communications & the Law
COMM 414   Advanced Advertising Strategies
COMM 416   Directing/Acting II
COMM 417   Discussion/Debate
COMM 420   Advanced Public Relations

JOURNALISM

COMM 213   Reporting & News Writing (CORE)
*COMM 214   Magazine Writing
*COMM 318   Advanced Reporting & News Writing
*COMM 335   Broadcast News Writing
*COMM 336   Sports Writing
*COMM 338   Feature Writing (WE)
COMM 206   Applied Computer Graphics
COMM 319   Public Relations
COMM 337   TV News
COMM 352   Image Design with Photoshop
COMM 406   Communication & the Law
COMM 420   Advanced Public Relations


*One of these courses is required in your major area.

Internship 375 or 475 & Seminar 409 required for all students.