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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Communications

Capital College (COMCL)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR CATHERINE RIOS, Program Coordinator, Communications, School of Humanities

Communications is an interdisciplinary program that combines practical, professional instruction with critical and cultural examinations of mass media. Our interdisciplinary and theoretical approach enables our students to understand the contextual relationships between contemporary media and ethics, history, drama, and art, as well as the mechanics of emerging information technologies. We feature small classes, a multidisciplinary faculty with real-world professional experience, high-technology laboratories, and an excellent location for media internships. This major prepares students for careers in areas such as public relations, journalism, graphic design, photography, new media, advertising, media production, and telecommunications. Because of our analytical approach, students can use the major to prepare for postgraduate studies.

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

For a B.Hum. degree in Communications, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 13-15 credits
(These elective credits may be applied to a minor in consultation with an academic adviser. The number of elective credits needed varies depending on whether the student participates in an internship.)

BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 18 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Humanities Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 42-44 credits
At least 12 credits of Communications courses must be taken at the 400 level.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)[1]
COMM 251(3), COMM 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18-20 credits)[1]
COMM 230W(3) or COMM 260W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select two courses (6-8 credits) in visual communication from the following: COMM 215(3), COMM 241(3), COMM 363(3), COMM 371(4), COMM 415(3), COMM 441(3), COMM 482(4) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 9 credits in Communications from the following: COMM 215(3), COMM 241(3), COMM 250(3), COMM 320(3), COMM 332(3), COMM 346(3), COMM 350(3), COMM 360(3), COMM 363(3), COMM 370(3), COMM 374(3), COMM 414(3), COMM 415(3), COMM 430(3), COMM 457(3), COMM 458(3), COMM 459(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 474(3), COMM 488(3), COMM 495(1-6) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 6 additional credits in Communications (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from the School of Humanities approved list in consultation with an academic adviser. These credits may be applied to a minor in support of the student's interests (Sem: 5-8)

[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: Fall Semester 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-07-130

Review Date: 6/12/07

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