Major in Communication Studies

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 1000: Interpretation (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2000: Introduction to Communication Studies (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2100: History of the Media (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3000: Literary and Cultural Theory (C- or higher)

*Students must complete three courses in Media Production. See choices below.

One of these courses must be from the following list of courses:

  • CRWT 3200: Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3450: Writing for New Media (C- or higher)

The other two can be selected from the list of courses above or from the following courses:

  • ARTS 1400: Beginning Digital Arts (C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2400: Intermediate Studio in Digital Arts (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2200: Public Rhetoric (C- or higher)
  • MRKT 3000: Principles of Marketing (C- or higher)
  • COMM 3850-3852: Communications Internship (C- or higher)

*Other occasionally offered courses may count in the production sequence. See department chair for approval.

Students must also take two conceptual, historical, and/or theoretical electives from the Communication Studies offerings. One of these courses must have a COMM designation at the 3000-level or above. The other one elective can be department-approved interdisciplinary course at the 2000-level or above.

  • COMM 3/4### (C- or higher)
  • XXXX 2/3/4### (C- or higher)

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • COMM 4900: Senior Seminar (C- or higher)
  • Comprehensive Exam

Minor in Communication Studies

Students must complete the following:

  • ENGL 1000: Interpretation (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2000: Introduction to Communication Studies (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2100: Media History (C- or higher)

Students must take one course with a COMM designation, at the 3000 or 4000 level.

  • COMM 3/4### (C- or higher)

Students must complete one additional course in media production, from the following list:

  • ENGL 2430: Journalism (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3450: Writing for New Media (C- or higher)
  • CRWT 3200: Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction (C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2240: Beginning Photography (C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2260: Beginning Digital Arts (C- or higher)
  • ARTS 3360: Intermediate Digital Arts (C- or higher)
  • COMM 2200: Public Rhetoric (C- or higher)
  • COMM 3850-53: Communications Internship (C- or higher)
  • MRKT 3000: Principles of Marketing (C- or higher)

Other occasionally offered courses may count in the production sequence. See department chair for approval.