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Communications Minor

Altoona College (COMAL)

The Communications minor provides students an academic program of media studies that introduces them to approaches used to understand the mass media. These include aesthetic, cultural, humanistic, social-behavioral, and legal approaches. Students in the minor will have an opportunity to examine the theory and principles of communications systems and processes as well as learn in the advanced courses the research methods used for their systematic analysis. The minor emphasizes the liberal arts core of the Communications program and will equip students with well-developed language and analytical skills.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


COMM 100 GS(3), COMM 150 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)

(At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.)
COMM 180 GS(3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM 250 GA(3), COMM 261 GH(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 370(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMM 401(3), COMM 403(3), COMM 408(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 411(3), COMM 413W(3) (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-022

Review Date: 1/14/03



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