2014-2015 Catalog


Communication

Division Chair: B. Wooten

Program Chair: K. Brown (Fall), V. McDonald (Spring)

Faculty: K. Brown, V. McDonald, and B. Wooten

 

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The Communication Program offers courses in human communication including strategic communication, cultural identity, and mass media (production and theory). The Program offers a major and minor in Communication as well as a minor in Broadcast Journalism.

The Program has two principal responsibilities: advancing the student’s knowledge, critical thinking, analytical abilities, and skills in communication and furthering the student’s insight into the meaning and value of human experience through the study of other art forms and through the student’s own creative process.

Upon graduation, majors proceed into graduate or other professional schools, public relations, marketing, broadcasting, advertising, counseling or numerous other occupations.

The purpose of the Communication major is to develop in students the ability to be effective, thoughtful, and critical communicators and consumers of communication. Objectives of the major include developing students’:

  1. capacities for critical thinking, reasoning, argumentation, and decision making;
  2. skills in oral communication;
  3. abilities to construct and present effective arguments, mass mediated messages, interpretations and critical analyses orally and in writing;
  4. abilities to understand and effectively engage in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural and public relations communication contexts;
  5. understanding of various theories of communication and rhetoric from the classical to contemporary age;
  6. abilities to utilize naturalistic/qualitative research methods to collect and analyze original data and form conclusions; and abilities to be discriminating consumers and creators of messages

Communication Course Sequencing Table:

Please be aware that the table below represents current planning and is subject to change based on faculty availability and student interest.  It is not meant to represent any guarantee to the student that the courses will be offered in the term in which they are currently planned.

Course

Fall 14

Spring 15

Fall 15

Spring 16

Fall 16

Spring 17

COM 100

X

X

X

X

X

X

COM 103

X

X

X

X

X

X

COM 103 A

X

X

X

X

X

X

COM 103 B

X

X

X

X

X

X

COM 113 (PSJ)

X

X

X

X

X

X

COM 201

 

 

 

X

 

 

COM 203

 

 

 

COM 206

 

 

COM 207

 

 

 

COM 211

X

 

 

 

X

 

COM 220

X

X

X

X

COM 302

 

 X

 

COM 305 (AFR)

X

 

 

 

X

 

COM 310 (WGS)

 

 

 

X

 

 

COM 311

 

X

 

 

 

X

COM 312

 

 

X

 

 

 

COM 315

 

 

X

 

 

 

COM 410

X

X

X