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Communication & Film Program 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 Seven (21 hours)

  • 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 353 Organizational 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 Two (6 hours)

  • ANTH 391, 445, 460
  • FILM 102, 300
  • HIST 3XX, 423
  • HUM 151, 251, 3XX
  • 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 (6 hours)

  • COMM 110 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • COMM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3)

Electives: Choose Three (9 hours)

  • 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)
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    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)

     

    Multimedia Communication Certificate (15 Hours)

    Core Requirements (9 credits)

    • COMM 211 Media Writing (3)
    • COMM 313 Cross-Platform Message Design (3)
    • COMM 323 Multimedia production (3)

    Electives: Choose Two (6 credits)

    • COMM 280 Gender, Race and Culture (3)
    • COMM 301 The Internet and Society (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)