Major in Communication Studies

Students must complete the following:

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

Students must complete three courses in Media Production. One of these courses must be from the following list of courses.

  • ENGL 2430 Journalism (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3450 Writing for New Media (must be C- or higher)
  • CRWT 3200 Writing and Reading Creative Nonfiction (must be C- or higher)

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

  • ARTS 2240 Beginning Photography (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2260 Beginning Digital Arts (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 3360 Intermediate Digital Arts (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2750 Introduction to Filmmaking (must be C- or higher)
  • COMM 2200 Public Rhetoric (must be C- or higher)
  • COMM 3850–3852 Communications Internship (must be C- or higher)
  • MRKT 3000 Fundamentals of Marketing (must be C- or higher)
  • Other occasionally offered courses may count in the production sequence. See department chair for approval

Students must also take three 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 two electives can be department-approved interdisciplinary courses at the 2000-level or above.

  • COMM Elective
  • COMM Elective
  • COMM 2XXX

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

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

Minor in Communication Studies

Students must complete the following:

  • COMM 2000 Introduction to Communication Studies (must be C- or higher)
  • COMM 2100 Media History (must be C- or higher)

Students must choose another course with a COMM designation, at any level.

  • COMM XXXX (must be C- or higher)

Students must choose another course with a COMM designation, at the 3000 or 4000 level.

  • COMM 3/4XXX (must be C- or higher)

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

  • ENGL 2430 Journalism (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3450 Writing for New Media (must be C- or higher)
  • CRWT 3200 Writing and Reading Creative Nonfiction (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2240 Beginning Photography (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2260 Beginning Digital Arts (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 3360 Intermediate Digital Arts (must be C- or higher)
  • ARTS 2750 Introduction to Filmmaking (must be C- or higher)
  • COMM 2200 Public Rhetoric (must be C- or higher)
  • COMM 3850–3852 Communications Internship (must be C- or higher)
  • MRKT 3000 Fundamentals of Marketing (must be C- or higher)
  • Other occasionally offered courses may count in the production sequence. See department chair for approval