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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2002

Communications (COMCL) - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR VICTOR VISER, Program Coordinator

The communications program helps students prepare for careers in print and broadcast journalism, public relations, video production, and telecommunications. The major combines professional skills with critical examination of the effects of media on society as well as connections between contemporary media and classical literature, drama, and art. Students take courses in varieties of media, writing, professional communications areas, and critical and cultural approaches to communications. Internships in journalism, radio, television, public relations, and other fields are available for qualified students. Small classes, an outstanding multidisciplinary faculty, and an excellent location for valuable internship experiences are just some of the features of the program.

For a B.HUM. degree in Communications a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Communications major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIEMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 66 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)[1]
HUM 311(3), HUM 312(3), HUM 313(3) (Sem: 5-8)
HCOMM 351(3), HCOMM 453(3) (Sem: 5-8)
(At least 12 credits of Additional/Supporting courses must be taken at the 400 level.)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (33 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: COMM 260W(3) or COMM 413W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: HCOMM 330(3) or HCOMM 331(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits from the following: AMSTD 300-499 C ART 300-499, C HIS 300-499, C MUS 300-499, ENLSH 300-499, HCOMM 300-499, PHLOS 300-499, THTRE 300-499 (Sem: 5-8)
Select 18 credits from HCOMM 381(3), HCOMM 382(3), HCOMM 384(3), HCOMM 430(3), HCOMM 433(3), HCOMM 434(3), HCOMM 435(3), HCOMM 436(3), HCOMM 437(3), HCOMM 438(3), HCOMM 450 DF(3), HCOMM 452(3), HCOMM 454(3), HCOMM 455(3), HCOMM 456(3), HCOMM 470(3), HCOMM 472(3), HCOMM 480(3), HCOMM 483(5), HCOMM 486(3), HCOMM 494(1-12), HCOMM 495A(1-9), HCOMM 496(1-18), HCOMM 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the School of Humanities approved list in consultation with an academic adviser or select a Capital College minor in support of the student's interests.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-04-039

Review Date: 1/21/00

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