Communication Studies

Degree to be earned: 
B.A.

Major Courses

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The Communication Studies track is designed for students planning careers in business, higher education, politics, law, social sciences, the ministry, and advanced study in communication. 32 semester hours.

  • COM 104 - Small Group Communication
  • COM 250 - Argumentation and Debate
  • COM 311 - Organizational Communication
  • COM 350 - Persuasion
  • COM 351 - Oral Communication II
  • COM 246 - Intercultural Communication, 247 - Communication and Gender, or 254 - Family Communication
  • THR 105 - Play Production, 150 - Introduction to Theatre, or 207 - Acting
  • MED 156 - Mass Media in Society, 255 - Topics in Film Study, 256 - History and Criticism of Film, 356 - History and Criticism of Electronic Media, or 375 - Mass Communication Law

Select at least two different CTA experiential learning courses from:
MED 216, COM 217, MED 218, THR 219 or THR 220

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The media track is designed for students planning careers in broadcast journalism, higher education, media production, media programming, and advanced study in mass communication. 35 semester hours.

  • COM 350 - Persuasion
  • MED 156 - Mass Media in Society
  • MED 205 - Introduction to Writing for the Media
  • MED 226 - Electronic Media Production I
  • MED 326 - Electronic Media Production II
  • MED 356 - History and Criticism of Electronic Media
  • MED 375 - Mass Communication Law
  • COM 246 - Intercultural Communication, 247 - Communication and Gender, or COM 351 - Oral Communication II
  • THR 150 - Introduction to the Theatre, 207 - Acting, or 308 - Directing for the Camera

Plus, select at least two different CTA experiential learning courses from:
MED 216, COM 217, MED 218, THR 219 or THR 220

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34 semester hours.

  • THR 105 - Play Production: Stagecraft
  • THR 150 - Introduction to the Theatre
  • THR 207 - Acting
  • THR 215 - Discover the Body through Movement
  • THR 216 - Introduction to Dance Technique
  • THR 306 - Play Production: Directing
  • THR 307 - Advanced Acting
  • THR 325 - Drama to 1900
  • THR 327 - Modern Drama
  • THR 308 - Directing for the Camera, 320 - Play Production: Musical Theatre, or 407 - Advanced Acting II

Plus, select at least two different CTA experiential learning courses from:
MED 216, COM 217, MED 218, THR 219 or THR 220