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Communication Studies Major Curriculum

All Communication Studies majors take 10 required courses, including five core courses and five option courses.

Core Courses

COM 200

Communications Theory and Practice

COM 201

Ethics in Communications

COM 371

Social Media

MKT 303

Integrated Marketing Communication (not for business majors)

COM 472

Digital Storytelling

The five remaining courses in the major may be chosen from a broad set of options, including the Communication Internship, which is recommended:

Option Courses (select five)

COM 372

Web Design and Development

COM 373

The Art of Presentation

COM 382

When in Rome

COM 471

Visual Rhetorics

COM 473

Special Topics in Digital Rhetorics

COM 491

Communication Internship

ART 173

Digital Photography I

ART 273

Digital Photography II

ART 373

Digital Photography III

MTF 282

Screenwriting I (The Short)

MTF 284

Digital Filmmaking

MTF 382

Screenwriting II (The Feature)

MTF 383

Film Directing

MTF 384

Digital Cinematography

MTF 386

Editing & Digital Post-Production

MTF 393

Professional Film Production Workshop

ENG 206

Public Speaking & Presentation:Rhetoric in Modern Practice

ENG 261

Introduction to Multimedia Journalism

ENG 263

Writing for Organizations

ENG 344


ENG 362

Literary Journalism

ENG 363

Advanced Multimedia Journalism

ENG 448

Magazine Writing

ENG 451

Food Writing

ENG 462

Narrative Journalism

ENG 463

Food Writing

ENG 464

Sports Journalism

ENG 465

Special Topics in Journalism

ENG 490

Journalism Internship

MKT 315

Multicultural Marketing

MKT 321


MKT 323

Media Management

MKT 324

Public Relations

MKT 325

Applied Design

MKT 326

Media Now

Communication majors must also take three courses in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) as part of the Integrated Learning Component (ILC)

of the GEP. These courses must be outside of the major department. To fulfill the ILC requirement, students should choose three courses from the following:

HIS 387

Popular Culture in the United States

LIN 101

Introduction to Linguistics

LIN 200

Language & Culture

LIN 317


LIN 340

Communication in Social Contexts:"Can You Hear Me Now?"

LIN 401

Bilingualism and Language Diversity

THE 371

Christianity & Media

THE 372

Technology Ethics

SOC 252

Media & Popular Culture

Art History courses: ART 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 212. Literature and/or culture courses in any language at the 300 or 400 level.