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Communication & Film Degree Requirements


B.A. Communication Studies (39 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

  • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)
  • COMM 360 Communication Theory and Method (3)
  • COMM 490 Senior Seminar (3)

Major Electives: Choose Six (18 hours)

  • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3)
  • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
  • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
  • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
  • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
  • COMM 399R Internship in Communication (3)
  • COMM 410 Political Communication (3)
  • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
  • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

Other Electives: Choose Three (9 hours)

  • ANTH 391, 445, 460
  • FILM 102, 300
  • HIST 3XX, 423
  • HUM 151, 251, 3XX
  • IPB 352 Intercultural Conflict Dynamics
  • PSYC 205 Applied Social Statistics

No grades lower than C- will be accepted. A student must leave the major after failing to obtain at least a C- grade for the same major course after taking it twice, and no major courses may be repeated more than once.


Communication Minor (15 hours)

Required (3 hours)

  • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)

Electives: Choose four. *Three must be level 250 or higher (12 hours)

  • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3) or COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
  • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
  • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
  • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
  • COMM 360 Communication Theory and Method (3)
  • COMM 410 Political Communication (3)
  • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
  • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)
  • FILM 102 Introduction to Film (3)

 

Film Minor (15 hours)

The Film Minor provides basic training in film as a media art form. It introduces the study of film's formal elements, history and practice. The Film Minor provides foundational training in film studies theory as well as practical training in video production. Career options include media production, advertising/marketing/campaigning, public relations, instructional material development, visual communications, and the film industry.
 
Learning Outcomes & Essential Skills:
  1. Acquire fundamental knowledge in film as an academic discipline.
  2. Apply close and critical reading skills in analyzing film texts.
  3. Obtain basic to intermediate level of skills in video production.

Core (3 hours):

  • FILM 102 Introduction to Film (3)

Electives: Choose four (12 hours):

  • ART/FILM 218 Basic Video Production (3)
  • ART/FILM 318 Intermediate Video Production (3)
  • FILM 300 World Cinema (3)
  • FILM/HUM 365R Special Studies in World Cinema (3)
  • HUM/ART 442 Philosophy of Art (3)

 

Strategic Communication Certificate (15 Hours)

Core Requirements (9 credits)

  • COMM 201 Introduction to Strategic Communication (3)
  • COMM 313 Cross-Platform Message Design (3)
  • COMM 321 Strategic Communication Campaigns (3)

Electives: Choose Two (6 credits)

  • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (3)
  • COMM 323 Multimedia Production (3)
  • COMM 326 Issues in Global Communication (3)
  • COMM 410 Political Communication (3)
  • COMM 420 Media and Culture (3)
  • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)
  • COMM 399R Internship in Communication (3)
  • BUSM 304 Principles of Marketing Management (3)

New Media Journalism Certificate

Core: Take all of the following (9 hours)

  • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
  • COMM 313 Cross-Platform Message Design (3)
  • COMM 430 Media Law and Ethics (3)

Electives: Choose two (6 hours)

  • COMM 323 Multimedia Production (3)
  • ART 210 Digital Tools (3)
  • ART 212 Beginning Photography (3)
  • ART/FILM 218 Basic Video Production (3)