Communication Studies Concentration

The Communication Studies concentration is designed to offer students a broad overview of communication traditions, theories, and experiences. Production and performance courses, such as photography, video & film production, computer graphic design, and drama/speech are pursued. Students also explore the broad range of the department’s arts and sciences, selecting Communication course electives in areas including acting and directing, speech, and media theory. This concentration addresses and summarizes the rich diversity of communication in today’s society.

Concentration requirements (12 courses):

Communication Studies (Choose 2):
COMM 220 Principles of Mass Communication
COMM 234 Intercultural Communication
COMM 245 Cultural Aspects of Media Representation
COMM 308 Media Criticism

Acting, Directing, and Speech Communication (Choose 2):
COMM 201 Oral Interpretation of Literature
COMM 205 Small Group Communication
COMM 212 Drama Workshop
COMM 260 Voice and Articulation
COMM 314 Actor’s Resources
COMM 322 Persuasion and Social Influence

Visual Studies (Choose 2):
ARTH 160 Introduction to the World of Art
ARTH 200 Art and Social Values
ARTH 273 Modern Art History
COMM 210 History of Photography
ENGL 207 Language of Film

Visual Production (Choose 2):
ARTS 202 Two-Dimensional Design
COMM 200 Introduction to Computer Graphics
COMM 208 Basic Photography
COMM 262 Studio Production I
COMM 266 Field Production I
COMM 280 Introduction to Film Production

Writing (Choose 2):
COMM 226 Writing for Visual Media
COMM 312 Screen and Teleplay Writing
ENGL 225 Introduction to Journalism
ENGL 282 Creative Writing
ENGL 284 Prose Writing
ENGL 286 Professional Writing or
ENGL 372 Technical Writing
ENGL 333 Critical Writing

Two (2) additional Communication Arts performance or production courses.

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