GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM MAJORS

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM MAJORS

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM MAJORS

COM 2400 INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Currently COM 2400 is offered as a general education course under Area VII. This means that if you are a current student in the School of Communication and have taken COM 2400, you may count it toward your major or minor and may also count it toward the fulfillment of a general education requirement.

Beginning in Fall 2013, COM 2400 will no longer be offered as a general education course.

We will continue to offer COM 2400 for Communication students only and it will continue to count for your major or minor.

Beginning in Fall 2013 and going forward, COM 2400 will be offered in the fall semester only. When possible, we will offer at least one section of COM 2400 either in summer I or in summer II, depending on available faculty to teach this course.


REGISTRATION IN 4000-LEVEL COMMUNICATION COURSES

In order to ensure that students have the necessary preparation to address the content and complexity of 4000-level courses, beginning in the Fall of 2103, the following courses will be restricted to juniors and seniors.

COM 4300

Persuasion & Social Influence

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4720

Nonverbal Communication

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4740

Intercultural Communication

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4750

Family Communication

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4770

Communication Ethics

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4790

Gender Communication

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4830

Interviewing

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4840

Health Communication

restrict to JRs & SRS

COM 4430

Media and Social Change

restrict to JRs & SRs

COM 4440

Mass Com, News/Public Affairs

restrict to JRs & SRs

COM 4450

Media Criticism

restrict to JRs & SRs

 

GENERAL EDUCATION BACCALAUREATE WRITING REQUIREMENT

To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete one course in their major that has been designated as meeting the baccalaureate writing requirements.

Beginning in Fall of 2011, the School of Communication eliminated the following course from the list of baccalaureate writing courses:

COM 3590            Digital News Production           

If you took this course prior to Fall 2011, you may count this course as meeting your baccalaureate writing requirement.

Beginning in fall 2012, the School of Communication added the following courses to its existing list of baccalaureate writing courses.

 COM 3410

Film Modes & Genres

bac writing

COM  3420

International Film industry

bac writing

COM 4450

Media Criticism

bac writing

JRN 3100

News Writing Using New Media

bac writing

 JRN 3200

 News Writing & Reporting

bac writing

 

Beginning in fall 2013, the following courses will be added to the School of Communication list of baccalaureate writing courses.

 COM 3430

American Film History

bac writing

COM 4790

Gender Communication

bac writing

COM 4750

Family Communication

bac writing

COM 4840

Health Communication

bac writing

 

 

 

 

 

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