COMMUNICATIONS



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MAJOR IN MASS COMMUNICATION (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in Mass Communication must complete the core requirements and one concentration totaling 61 hours, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to complete a senior project.
 
Core Requirements:
COMM145Mass Communication Media 4
COMM231Broadcast Techniques and Announcing 4
COMM235Introduction to Video 4
COMM357Communication Law and Ethics 4
COMM487Senior Project 1
COMM496, 497Seminar in Mass Media 3
JOUR245Newswriting 4
JOUR246Reporting Methods 3
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
_______
31

 
CONCENTRATION: Journalism and Public Relations
COMM333Principles of Development 4
JOUR247Copy Editing 3
JOUR257Photojournalism 2
JOUR341Magazine Article Writing 4
JOUR451Publication Production 4
MKTG481Public Relations 4
Electives (3 must be writing; 4 may be COMM) 9
_______
30
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair.
 

CONCENTRATION: Media
COMM301Audio Production 4
COMM302Video Studio Production 4
COMM303Video Field Production 4
COMM352Broadcasting and Society 4
MKTG381Marketing4
   or
MKTG383Advertising and Sales Promotion
   or
MKTG481Public Relations
Electives (3 must be writing; may include  10
  COMM, JOUR and the following:) 
SPCH107Voice and Articulation 
SPCH211Oral Interpretation 
SPCH242Acting 
SPCH252Play Performance 
SPCH253Technical Production 
SPCH363History of Dramatic Arts 
SPCH365Play Direction 
_______
30
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair.
 

Cognates:
ART244Commercial Art2-3
   or
GRPH295Printing Layout and Design
GRPH261Desktop Publishing 2
INFO105Personal Computing (or proficiency)0-3
   or
CIS280Intermediate Word Processing
PHTO156Principles of Photography 3

 




MAJOR IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in Speech Communication must complete 50 quarter hours in the major, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Senior students are required to take a departmental comprehensive exam.
 
Major Requirements:
COMM145Mass Communication Media 4
JOUR245Newswriting 4
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
SPCH107Voice and Articulation 4
SPCH211Oral Interpretation 4
SPCH310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication 3
SPCH341Argumentation4
   or
SPCH443Persuasive Speaking
SPCH496Seminar in Speech Communication 2
Electives (12 must be upper division; 21
  may include up to 8 hours from among 
  courses with COMM or JOUR prefixes, 
  or courses cited in the SPCH curriculum 
  but offered by other departments.) 
_______
50
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair.
 





MINOR IN COMMUNICATIONS

A student minoring in communications must complete 30 quarter hours.
Electives (selected from COMM, JOUR, SPCH; 9 must be upper division) 30

 
In addition to courses from the department, a maximum of 10 credits may be selected from the following:
ENGL215Introduction to Film Literature 4
PHTO156Principles of Photography 3
MKTG383Advertising and Sales Promotion 4
MKTG481Public Relations 4
GRPH261Desktop Publishing 2
Approval of communications adviser required.
 





MINOR IN SPEECH COMMUNICATION

A student minoring in speech communication must complete 27 quarter hours:
SPCH101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
Electives (9 must be upper division) 23
_______
27
Approval of speech communication adviser required.
 





MINOR IN DRAMA

A student minoring in drama must complete 30 quarter hours.
ART161Design 3
SPCH242Acting 4
SPCH252Play Performance 2
SPCH253Technical Production 2
SPCH363iHistory of Dramatic Arts 4
SPCH365*Play Direction 3
Electives 12
_______
30
A minimum of 2 hours required for SPCH 252 and 253. Additional hours may apply as electives. 9 of the 30 hours must be upper division.
 

*Classes alternate
 

Electives may be chosen from the following:
ART244Commercial Art 2
COMM302Video Studio Production 4
ENGL215Introduction to Film Literature 4
ENGL336*Drama Writing 3
ENGL445*Shakespeare 4
ENGL358*Classical Literature 3
ENGL464*Development of English Drama 3
PEAC181Fencing 1
SPCH107Voice and Articulation 4
SPCH211Oral Interpretation 4
*Classes alternate

Aproval of drama adviser required.
 





MINOR IN JOURNALISM

A student minoring in journalism must complete 27 quarter hours.
COMM145Mass Communication Media 4
JOUR245Newswriting 4
JOUR246Reporting Methods 3
Electives (9 must be upper division;  16
  minimum of one additional writing course) 
_______
27
Approval of journalism adviser required.
 




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