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Communication Major

36 Credits
Program Goal:

With a broad and integrated approach to the field of communication, including coursework in process and theory, students will be prepared for graduate study in the field as well as for related areas such as journalism, performance studies, law, mediation and other disciplines. Students choose one professional communication track in Media Writing or Performance Studies.
Core Communication Requirements (21 credits):
CA 201 Interpersonal Communication
CA 220 Newswriting
CA 250 Mass Communication
CA 374 Presentation Techniques
CA 376 Intercultural Communication
CA 401 Communication Theory
CA 495 Cooperative Experience or Internship

Professional Track Requirement (15 credits):
Students select one professional track in Media Writing or
Performance Studies and complete 15 credits in that
track as indicated:

Media Writing Track (15 credits from the following)
EN 210 Critical Writing
EN 314 Workshop in Advanced Grammar
EN 318 Creative Writing
CA 323 Media Writing
CA 324 Advanced Media Writing
CA 380 Organizational Communication

Performance Studies Track
(15 credits from the following)

EN/TR 261 The Drama and Theater
EN/TR 262 Modern Drama and Theatre
CA 212 Oral Interpretation
CA 305 Film Studies
CA 309 Acting and Directing
CA 313 Event/Play Production Apprenticeship
CA 410 TV/Radio