2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Communication, Technology and Culture Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours:

Required Courses

21 credit hours consisting of the following courses:

COMM-230 Communication Technologies: History, Culture, and Society

COMM-240 Contemporary Media Industries

COMM/PWR-255W Introduction to News Writing

COMM-327 Interpersonal Communication

COMM-347 Strategic Public Relations

-or-

COMM/PWR-305 Multimedia Reporting and Writing

COMM-350 Research Methods in Communication

COMM-400 Applied Communication Theory

Academic Citizenship Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

COMM-315 Persuasion

COMM-325 Communication in the Organization

COMM-410E Communication Law and Ethics in a Digital Age

COMM-420 Political Campaigning in Virtual Environments

Advanced Public Speaking/Performance Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

COMM-345 Argumentation and Debate

THEA-320 Improvisation

THEA-325 Acting

THEA-355 Environmental Theatre

Visual Design Courses

Choose one of the following (3 credits):

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

ART-322 Web Design and Development

ART-323 Graphic Design

ART-344 Photography

ART-347 Videography I

COMM-481X Media Field Experience

(with visual design focus, must be approved by department)

COMM-490 Independent Study

(with visual design focus, must be approved by department)

THEA-200 Theatre Production: Costumes and Scenery

Experiential Courses

Choose two of the following (6 credits):

ART-448X Videography II

COMM-131X News Practicum

COMM-331X The Television & Film Studio System

-or-

COMM-333X Europe Media and Culture

-or-

THEA-315X Theatre in London

-or-

COMM-365X Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement

-or-

COMM/MUS-370X Heroes, Flutes, and Ghosts: Stories and Opera

COMM-481X Media Field Experience

COMM-490 Independent Study

(with department approval)

COMM/MUS-309X Audio Production

THEA-210 Theatre Production: Lighting and Sound

An additional 12 credit hours are required from the following list of courses (only 6 credit hours may be taken from courses without the COMM prefix):

COMM All courses designated COMM (except COMM-100)

ART-120 Introduction to Visual Design

ART-322 Web Design and Development

ART-323 Graphic Design

ART-344 Photography

ART-347 Videography I

PWR-201 Introduction to Professional Writing

PWR-311 Creative Writing

PWR-312W Technical & Workplace Writing

PWR-318W Writing for Digital Media