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Communication Major

Note: In addition to completing the following required courses, students must fulfill the General Education Requirements. Major requirements and/or General Education Requirements may be changed by official action of the faculty.

Under “Recommended Sequence” below, a number indicates the year during which it is recommended that the course be taken (i.e., 1-first year; 2-second year, etc.); a letter indicates that the course should be taken during a particular semester (i.e., F-Fall; S-Spring). This is a recommended sequence which will be individualized based on the course rotation schedule and in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Communication Core

Department

Course Number

Credits

Course Title

Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

COM

105

3

Understanding Media

1F

COM

109

3

Multimedia I

1

COM

126

3

Principles of Design

1

COM

209

3

Photography I

2 or 3

COM

211

3

News Writing and Reporting

2

COM

215

3

Web Production

2 or 3

COM

228

3

Business and Professional Speaking

2 or 3

COM

317

3

Communication Law

3

COM

326

3

Social Media Production

3

COM

329

3

Cross Cultural Communication

3 or 4

COM

438

3

Communication Theory and Research

3S or 4S

COM

465

3

Internship

4

COM

466

3

Practicum

4F

Specialized Area

Department Course Number Credits Course Title Recommended Sequence Year/Semester

COM

101

3

Introduction to Electronic Media

1F or 2F

COM

___

3

One course to be selected from Digital Design menu: COM 219, 308, 315, 309

2

COM

___

3

One course to be selected from Journalism menu: COM 212, 307, 316, 406

3 or 4

COM

___

3

Any Communication course

3 or 4

MKT 207 3 Integrated Marketing
or COM 137, Introduction to Public Relations
2 or 3

The Communication Major requires a total of 54 credits. Prerequisite courses may be necessary and the General Education Requirements must be completed.