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B.A. IN COMMUNICATION ARTS

General Education: 42 Credits
Major: 45 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Core Requirements (27)
COMM 104 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 107 Principles and Theories of Communication 3
COMM 112 Storytelling Across Media 3
COMM 131 Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
COMM 230 Cultural History of Media 3
COMM 236 Public Speaking and Debate in the Digital Age 3
COMM 250 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 308 Special Topics in Communication
3
COMM 450 Research Seminar
3
Select six additional COMM courses, four of which must be at
the 300-level or higher. 
(18)
COMM 205 Journalism in the 21st Century 3
COMM/THTR 207 Introduction to Lighting Design & Art Direction 3
COMM/MUS 216 Digital Sound Workshop 3
COMM 218 Public Relations and Strategic Communication 3
COMM 222 TV Studio 3
COMM 225 New Media Techniques 3
COMM 227 Styles and Genres in Cinema and Television 3
COMM 232 Advertising 3
COMM 233 Video Field Production 3
COMM 299 Internship 3
COMM 300 Special Topics in Media Production 3
COMM 304 Global Media Studies 3
COMM 305 Race, Class, and Gender in Media 3
COMM 306 Advertising & Society 3
COMM 309 Arts & Media Reporting and Criticism 3
COMM 311 Public Affairs & Political Reporting 3
COMM 312 Digital Cultures 3
COMM 314 Persuasion 3
COMM 315 Health Promotion and Communication 3
COMM 316 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 318 Fashion Journalism 3
COMM 320 The American Television Industry 3
COMM 321 Communication Campaigns 3

COMM 322 Writing for Television

3
COMM 325 Interactive Media 3
COMM 326 Producing for Creative Media 3
COMM 328 Special Topics in Film & Literature 3
COMM 329 Media Criticism 3
COMM 330 Film and History 3
COMM 331 Small Group Communication 3
COMM 333 Fashion, Media, and Culture 3
COMM 335 Music as Media 3
COMM 338 Broadcast Journalism 3
COMM 340 Freelance Article Writing 3
COMM 342 Advanced TV Studio Production 3
COMM 344 Advocacy & Social Movements 3
COMM/EWL 345 Shakespeare and Film 3
COMM 347 Integrated Media 3
COMM 349 Projects in Digital Sound 3
COMM 350 Special Topics in Journalism 3
COMM 352 Emerging Technologies and Ethical Practices 3
COMM 353 Screenplay Writing
3
COMM 357 Contemporary World Cinema 3
COMM 359 Directing Video 3
COMM 391 Gender, Sexuality, & Media 3
COMM 395 Media, Law, & Ethics 3
Total Credits 45

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B.A. IN CINEMA, TELEVISION, AND EMERGING MEDIA

General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
Major: 45 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Core Requirements (24)
COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media 3
COMM 107: Principles & Theories of Communication 3
COMM 131: Introduction to Cinema Studies 3
COMM 227: Styles & Genres in Cinema and Television 3
COMM 230: Cultural History of Media 3
COMM 312: Digital Media and Society 3
COMM 329: Race, Class, and Gender in Media 3
COMM 450: Research Seminar 3

Select seven additional COMM courses,  four of which must be at 
the 300-level or higher. 

 (21)

COMM 205: Journalism in the 21st Century

3

COMM 216: Digital Sound Workshop

3

COMM 218: Public Relations and Strategic Communication

3

COMM 225: New Media Techniques

3

COMM 233: Video Field Production

3

COMM 299: Internship*

3

COMM 304: Global Media Studies

3

COMM 308: Special Topics in Communication

3

COMM 309: Arts & Media Reporting and Criticism

3

COMM 320: The American Television Industry

3

COMM 330: Film and History

3

COMM 321: Communication Campaigns*

3

COMM 323: Writing for TV

3

COMM 328: Film and Literature

3

COMM 335: Music as Media

3

COMM 353: Screenplay Writing

3

COMM 357: Contemporary World Cinema

3

COMM 395: Media, Law, and Ethics

3

Total Credits:

45

* can be repeated with different themes

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major.

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B.A. IN DIGITAL JOURNALISM

General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
Major: 45 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Core Requirements

(21)

COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media

3

COMM 205: Journalism in the 21st Century

3

COMM 230: Cultural History of Media

3

COMM 312: Digital Media and Society

3

COMM 329: Race, Class, and Gender in Media

3

COMM 395: Media, Law, and Ethics

3

COMM 450: Research Seminar

3

Select three of the following content courses:

(9)

COMM 299: Internship*

3

IS/PS 109: International Relations

3

IS/ECO 150: Economy, Society, and the State

3

PS 106: Introduction to U.S. Politics

3

IS/PS 231: Comparative Politics

3

AIP 334: Media and Politics

3

AIP 342: Fashion and Society

3

COMM 308: Special Topics in Communication

3

COMM 333: Fashion, Media, and Culture

3

GSS 210: Gender Studies

3

COMM 335: Music as Media

3

COMM 304: Global Media Studies

3

COMM 321: Communication Campaigns*

3

Select three of the following writing courses:

(9)

COMM 309: Arts and Media Reporting and Criticism

3

COMM 311: Public Affairs and Political Reporting

3

COMM 318: Fashion JournalismJOUR 340: Freelance Article Writing

3

COMM 340: Freelance Article Writing

3

JOUR 350: Special Topics in Journalism

3

Choose two of the following producing courses:

(6)

COMM 216: Digital Sound Workshop

3

COMM 225: New Media Techniques

3

COMM 233: Video Field Production

3

COMM 222: TV Studio Production

3

COMM 300: Special Topics in Digital Media & Video Production

3

COMM 325: Interactive Media*

3

COMM 347: Integrated Media *

3

COMM 359: Directing Video*

3

Total Credits:

45

* can be repeated with different themes

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major.

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B.A. IN DIGITAL MEDIA AND VIDEO PRODUCTION

General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
Major: 45 Credits
Elective Credits: 33 Credits

Core Requirements

(30)

COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media

3

COMM 131: Introduction to Cinema Studies

3

COMM 225: New Media Techniques

3

COMM 216: Digital Sound Workshop

3

COMM 233: Video Field Production

3

COMM 230: Cultural History of Media

3

COMM 312: Digital Media and Society

3

COMM 329: Race, Class, and Gender in Media

3

COMM 403: Capstone Project 1: Research and Development

3

COMM 405: Capstone Project 2: Production and Distribution

3

Select four of the following courses
(one of which must be COMM 325, 347, or 359)

(12)

COMM 299: Internship *

3

COMM 222: TV Studio Production

3

COMM 300: Special Topics in Digital Media & Video Production *

3

COMM 325: Interactive Media *

3

COMM 347: Integrated Media *

3

COMM 323: Writing for TV

3

COMM 353: Screenplay Writing

3

COMM 349: Projects in Digital Sound *

3

COMM 359: Directing Video *

3

Select one of the following courses:

(3)

COMM 330: Film and History

3

COMM 304: Global Media Studies

3

COMM 308: Special Topics in Communication

3

COMM 314: Persuasion

3

COMM 316: Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 331: Small Group Communication

3

COMM 344: Advocacy and Social Movements

3

COMM 335: Music as Media

3

COMM 357: Contemporary World Cinema

3

COMM 395: Media, Law, and Ethics

3

Total Credits:

45

* Can be repeated with different topics

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major.

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B.A. IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Core Requirements:

(9)

 COMM 104: Interpersonal Communication 

3

 COMM 107: Principles and Theories of Communication

3

 COMM 236: Public Speaking in a Digital Age

3

 COMM 250: Organizational Communication

3

 COMM 218: Public Relations and Strategic Communication

3

 COMM 314: Persuasion

3

COMM 329: Race, Class, and Gender in Media

3

COMM 321: Communication Campaigns*

3

COMM 450: Research Seminar

3

Select six of the following courses (three of which must be at the 300-level or higher)

(18)

COMM 112: Storytelling Across Media

3

BUS 210: Marketing

3

COMM  225: New Media Techniques

3

BUS/COMM 232: Advertising

3

COMM 233: Video Field Production

3

BUS 293: Public Relations

3

COMM 299: Internship/Independent Study

3

COMM 321: Communication Campaign*

3

COMM 304: Global Media Studies

3

BUS 306: Advertising and Society

3

COMM 312: Digital Media and Society

3

COMM 316: Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 325: Interactive Media

3

COMM 331: Small Group Communication

3

COMM 333: Fashion, Media, and Culture

3

BUS 335: Digital Marketing

3

COMM 344: Advocacy and Social Movements

3

BUS 345: Market Research

3

COMM 359: Directing Video

3

COMM 395: Media, Law, and Ethics

3

Total Credits:

27

* Can be repeated with different topics

Students may take up to 15 credits of Internships and Independent Studies combined. A maximum of 3 Internship credits can be applied towards the major. Independent Studies cannot be applied towards the major.

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