Communication—BA

The Communication Major requires a minimum of 35 semester course credits, distributed across 10 courses. The major has three components, the foundation sequence, electives (including your concentration), an internship, and a signature capstone experience.

Core
THS 020Communication, Presence and Public Speaking3
COMM 001Introduction to Communication
Two Courses in Applied Communication 1
Contemporary Computing
Journalism I: Reporting, Writing & Editing
Journalism II: Introduction to Digital Journalism
Intro to Podcasting
Digital Storytelling
Special Topics in Literature and Culture
Activism in the Digital Age
Video I
Video II
Digital Marketing

Concentration Electives: Students must complete four courses in one of three concentrations. Students may select to concentrate in either Business Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, or Political Communication. No more than two of the four electives can be taken at the lower division.

Concentrations

Business Communication Concentration

Students must take at least three of the following:
Business and Society
People and Organizations
Digital Marketing
Negotiations
Marketing Management
Marketing Research
Students must take at least one of the following:
Ethics
Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy
Social Psychology
Psychology of Intergroup Relations and Prejudice

 Media and Cultural Studies Concentration

Students must take at least two of the following:
Visible Language
History of the Book
Introduction to Literature
Craft of Creative Writing
Journalism I: Reporting, Writing & Editing
Journalism II: Introduction to Digital Journalism
Performing Writing
U.S. Literature and Social Change
Digital Storytelling
ENG 133
ENG 134
Students must take at least one of the following:
Activism in the Digital Age
Comics and Politics: Visual Culture, Power, and Ideology
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Film, Color, and Culture: Images of People of Color in Cinema
Your five electives may also include one of the following (in addition to the four courses in your chosen concentration):
Contemporary Computing
Language Development: Literacy, bilingualism, and communication
Sociology of Mass Communication
A second semester of a language course

Political Communication Concentration

Students must take at least one of the following:
Introduction to Policy: Identifying and Solving Public Problems
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Students must take at least one of the following:
Ethics
Ethical Reasoning in Politics and Public Policy
Students must take at least one of the following:
Activism in the Digital Age
Special Topics in Ethnic Studies
Women's Leadership in Politics: Theory and Practice
Students must take at least one of the following:
Data Visualization
Language, Meaning, and Understanding
Political Philosophy
Written and Oral Communication for Policy and Politics

Senior Project: Each communication major must complete a senior signature experience in an approved course or directed research as approved by the concentration/major committee.