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BA Major in Communication

B.A., Major in Communication

Core Requirements*

Choose an emphasis area: 


Emphasis in Broadcasting & Film

  • COMM 114 Basic Video Production (3 hours)
  • COMM 115 Radio Operations and Production (3 hours)
  • COMM 211 Introduction to the Cinema (3 hours)
  • COMM 214 Video News Production (3 hours)
  • COMM 231 Radio Experience (1 hour)
  • COMM 233 Television Experience (1 hour)
  • COMM 246 History of Television (3 hours)
  • COMM 248 History of the Cinema (3 hours)
  • COMM 312 Visual Storytelling (3 hours)
  • CPTR 220 Digital Sound (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • COMM201 Media Writing 2 (3 hours)
  • COMM 348 International Cinema: Western Culture (3 hours)
  • COMM 349 International Cinema: Asian Culture (3 hours)

Course Descriptions
Academic Four-Year Plan


Emphasis in Communication Studies

  • COMM203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM208 Critical Thinking and Argumentation (3 hours)
  • COMM215 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM303 Family Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hours)
  • COMM340 Communicating Teamwork, Leadership, and Group Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM350 Communication in Pop Culture (3 hours)
  • COMM395 Research Methods (2 hours)
  • COMM400 Communicating the Law, Social Unrest, and Political Change (3 hours)
  • COMM420 Recreating Image: Religion, Sport, Organizations, and Politics (3 hours)
  • COMM450 Contemporary Issues in Communication (3 hours)

Course Descriptions
Academic Four-Year Plan


Emphasis in Convergent Journalism & New Media

  • COMM114 Basic Video Production (3 hours)
  • COMM115 Radio Operations and Production (3 hours)
  • COMM201 Media Writing 2 (3 hours)
  • COMM205 Introduction to Photography (3 hours) or COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hours)
  • COMM214 Video News Production (3 hours)
  • COMM221 Newspaper Experience (minimum 2 hours)
  • COMM223 Yearbook Experience (minimum 2 hours)
  • COMM231 Radio Experience (minimum 1 hour)
  • COMM233 Television Experience (minimum 1 hour)
  • COMM312 Visual Storytelling (3 hours) or CPTR 346 Motion Graphics (3 hours)
  • COMM321 Convergent News Experience (minimum 4 hours)
  • COMM347 Editing and Design (3 hours)
  • CPTR211 Basic Information and Website Design (3 hours)

Course Descriptions
Four-Year Plan - Convergent Journalism
Four-Year Plan - New Media


Emphasis in General Communication

Twenty-seven credit hours selected from within the division in coordination with a communication/computer representative.

Six additional hours from within the communication/computer science division or external to the division with advisor approval.

Course Descriptions
Academic Four-Year Plan


Emphasis in Professional Communication

  • COMM203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours) or COMM215 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM205 Introduction to Photography (3 hours) or COMM206 Digital Photography (3 hours) or COMM114 Basic Video Production (3 hours)
  • COMM294 Public Relations (3 hours)
  • COMM317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hours)
  • COMM340 Communicating Teamwork, Leadership, and Group Communication (3 hours)
  • COMM347 Editing and Design (3 hours)
  • CPTR211 Basic Information and Website Design (3 hours)

Cognate requirements:

  • ENG 340 Language: Structure and Meaning (3 hours)
  • ENG 360 Advanced Composition (3 hours) or ENG/COMM 310 Business Communication (3 hours)
  • ENG 424 Professional Writing (3 hours)

Choose three hours from the following:

  • ENG 330 Creative Writing: Short Story (3 hours)
  • ENG 337 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENG 348 Creative Writing: Novella (3 hours)
  • ENG 445 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3 hours)
  • ENG 447 Creative Writing: Genre Fiction (3 hours)

Students who choose professional communication as an emphasis should select a minor. The minor will allow the student to develop expertise in a career area/specialty such as medical communication, science communication, political communication, athletic communication, etc.

Course Descriptions
Academic Four-Year Plan


*2018-2019 Academic Catalog

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