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Department of Communication and Media

Required Courses

Communication Courses

  • COM 1020: Public Communication    
  • COM 2010: Research Inquiry      
  • COM 2401 (SOSC): Introduction to Mass Communication         
  • COM 2801: Introduction to Applied Communication   
  • COM 3312 (W): Television Criticism
  • COM 3322: Radio Production
  • COM 3350: Media Industries and Organizations
  • COM 3360: Visual Communication
  • COM 3420 (AL): The Film Experience  
  • COM 3422 (X): Introduction to Television Production          
  • COM 3450 (AL): Basic Digital Photography    
  • COM 3452 (X): Newspaper and New Media Production                    
  • COM 3453 (X): Newspaper and New Media Production II 
  • COM 3454: Introduction to Journalism
  • COM 3527: Principles of Public Relations
  • COM 3586: Sports Communication    
  • COM 3621: Conflict Management  
  • COM 3625: Health Campaigns              
  • COM 3742 (X): Communication and Nonprofit Organizing
  • COM 3850 (W, X): Communication Internship (Fall or Spring)            
  • COM 3851 (X): Communication Internship (Summer)
  • COM 4100 (W): Humor and Media
  • COM 4132: Mass Media and American Politics
  • COM 4265 (W, D): Feminist Media Studies  
  • COM 4274: Media Ethics and Law
  • COM 4281: Media Marathoning
  • COM 4326: New Media and Digital Communication
  • COM 4400: Advanced Mass Communication Theory
  • COM 4420 (AL): History of Photography
  • COM 4450 (X, D): Global Media (Intensive Study Abroad Course)
  • COM 4510: Persuasion and Social Influence
  • COM 4520: Gender and Communication
  • COM 4531 (SOSC, D): Intercultural Communication 
  • COM 4543: Lying and Deception
  • COM 4625: Health Communication
  • COM 4633: Advanced Interpersonal Communication 
  • COM 4705: Leadership and Collaboration     
  • COM 4740: Advanced Organizational Theory                
  • COM 4801: Directed Study                                       
  • COM 4900: Senior Seminar

 

Sometimes the department offers special classes, including Fake News, Environmental Communication, Advanced Public Speaking

Learning Opportunities 

In addition to these courses, the Department of Communication and Media frequently brings in experts from the area to teach special courses covering a variety of topics. Furthermore, we encourage students to develop Directed Studies based on their research interests.