B.A. in Communication Requirements

(81–86 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum and credit requirements.)

The following requirements are for all of the Communication programs. Some required courses are offered evenings only.

1. Common Curriculum for all concentrations

Nine courses in Communication:

(36 credits)

  • CM 101 Introduction to Media Studies
  • CM 110 Speech Communication
  • CM 213 Writing and Communication
  • CM 250 Visual Cultures
  • CM 268 Visual Media and the Web
  • CM 325 Media Studies
  • CM 460 Senior Seminar I
  • CM 471 Internship in Communication (Evening students may be able to substitute CM 489 Independent Study.)
  • CM 490 Senior Seminar II

2. Requirements for concentration

(32 credits)

In addition to the common curriculum, students must select one of the following concentrations. All concentrations must be approved by the Director of the program.

Corporate Communication

  • CM 235 Organizational Communication
  • CM 317 Public Relations
  • BA 101 International Business
  • BA 201 Financial Accounting
  • EC 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 211 Principles of Microeconomics
  • PL 165 Occupational Ethics
  • One elective in Business Administration/Economics at the 300 level. Note: MA 145 or MA143 is not required but recommended as a math course for the Corporate Communication major.

Students interested in declaring a minor in Business Administration must take three Business courses beyond those required for the major in Corporate Communication. Students should consult with their advisers and obtain the permission of the Chair of the Global School of Business by completing the declaration of minor form.

Print Communication 

  • EN 199 Interpreting Literature
  • EN 217 Journalism I
  • EN 318 Journalism II
  • CM 319 Writing for Television
  • Four additional English courses are required, including at least two in literature with one literature course at the 300 level. These courses satisfy the literature requirement: EN 219, 220, 224, 225, 226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 233, 329, 335, 336, 342, 344, 346, 350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 381.

Video Communication

 Any 8 of the following courses:

  • CM 150 Introduction to Film
  • CM 275 Video Production I
  • CM 350 Video Production II
  • CM 340 Special Studies in Communication
  • CM 358 International Film
  • CM 359 Short Film
  • CM 362 Creative Video
  • FA 103 Studio Art Foundations II
  • FA 208 Photography I
  • AH 111 Renaissance to Modern Art
  • TH 275 Acting and Directing for the Camera

3. Courses for extension of concentration

Any two courses (8 credits) from the following (at least one must be at the 300 level or courses approved by the adviser and Director of the program). These courses must be other than those chosen for the specific concentration.

  • CM 150 Introduction to Film
  • CM 215 Public Speaking for Business
  • EN 217 Journalism I
  • EN 218 Business Writing
  • CM 235 Organizational Communication
  • CM 275 Video Production I
  • EN 315 Technical Writing
  • CM 317 Public Relations
  • EN 318 Journalism II
  • CM 319 Writing for Television
  • CM 340 Special Studies in Communication
  • CM 350 Video Production II
  • CM 489 Independent Study in Communication
  • FA 208 Photography I
  • FA 209 Photo Journalism
  • FA 250 Graphic Design I (Typography)
  • FA 381 Photography III
  • CM 352 Film and TV After 9/11
  • CM 354 Popular Film
  • CM 356 World of Work in Popular Film
  • CM 358 International Film
  • CM 359 Short Film
  • CM 408 Screenwriting
  • CM 411 Crisis Communication
  • TH 275 Acting and Directing for the Camera

4. Minor in humanities and social sciences

(20 credits)

Recommended is a minor in Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Theater Arts, Modern Languages, or International Studies, or a concentration in Contemporary Cultures to be designed in consultation with the adviser. A minor in the sciences may be permitted as well. Minors must be approved by both the Director of the program and adviser in the area of the minor.

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