Communication Studies Minor
Learning Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will gain critical awareness of the social role of media.
Objective 1.1: Students will understand the history and context of the role that media has played in society.
Objective 1.2: Students will be able to articulate and critique the role media has historically played, and currently plays in society.
Goal 2: Students will understand the principles and practices of effective media communication.
Objective 2.1: Students will be able to identify and employ a range of effective communication strategies to navigate audience, purpose, and context.
Goal 3: Students will understand and apply human centered design approaches to communicating through digital media.
Objective 3.1: Students will analyze, articulate, and understand how multiple theoretical approaches of aesthetics and design inform the way audiences act, interact, and produce meaning.
Objective 3.2: Students will be able to create media objects which effectively applies these design principles for a desired rhetorical goal.
Goal 4: Student will understand the relation between media and social responsibility.
Objective 4.1: Students will understand and articulate the ethical questions and principles that inform the use of digital media.
Objective 4.2: Students will understand and articulate how digital media has been, and can be, employed to facilitate innovation, social change, and civic engagement.
Goal 5: Students will be able to use digital media in a way which demonstrates information literacy.
Objective 5.1: Students will employ digital media tools and approaches to establish the veracity and credibility of information.
Objective 5.2: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively manage the ubiquitous flow of digital media information.
Objective 5.3: Students will be able to effectively use digital media to research, gather, and assess digital information and knowledge.
Six courses are required to complete the minor. To gain solid grounding in the field of communications, all students will satisfy three core requirements and then select three other courses from a range of options. Students must apply to enter this Minor.
|COM 200||Communication Theory/ Practice||3|
|COM 201||Ethics in Communication||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Civic Media (if not taken in core)|
|Web Design & Development (if not taken in core)|
|Digital Storytelling (if not taken in core)|
|Select three (3) of the following courses:|
|ART 173||Digital Photography I||3|
|ART 273||Digital Photography II||3|
|ART 373||Photo Essay/Docu Photo||3|
|COM 382||Digital Publishing||3|
|COM 402||Advanced Web Design||3|
|COM 441||Social Media & Communty Engmnt||3|
|COM 442||Non-Profit Communications||3|
|COM 473||Special Topics/ Com&Digi Media||3|
|COM 491||Communications Internship||3|
|CSC 115||Intro to Computer Science||3|
|CSC 121||Computer Science II||4|
|ENG 206||Public Speaking & Presentation||3|
|ENG 261||News Reporting||3|
|ENG 263||Writing for Organizations||3|
|ENG 265||Writing for Public Relations||3|
|ENG 266||Case Studies: PR & Advertising||3|
|ENG 267||Negotiations, Writing&Conflict||3|
|ENG 268||Persuasion/Influence in Media||3|
|ENG 343||Nonfiction Workshop||3|
|ENG 345||Tutor Prac, Writ Cntr Thry Pr||3|
|ENG 346||Writing for Digital Platforms||3|
|ENG 360||Feature Writing||3|
|ENG 361||Mobile Journalism||3|
|ENG 363||Sports Journalism||3|
|ENG 364||History of Journalism||3|
|ENG 365||Multimedia Reporting||3|
|ENG 443||Special Topics in Writing||3|
|ENG 460||Magazine Writing||3|
|ENG 461||Food Writing||3|
|ENG 462||Travel Writing||3|
|ENG 463||Literary Journalism||3|
|ENG 468||Global Journalism||3|
|ENG 466||Journalism & Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENG 467||Ethics in Journalism||3|
|ENG 468||Global Journalism||3|
|ENG 469||The Art of Editing||3|
|ENG 492||English Internship||3|
|MKT 301||Integrated Mktg Communications||3|
|MKT 303||MKT Communications (non-Bus)||3|
|MKT 314||Social Media Marketing||3|
|MKT 315||Mkt in a Multicultural World||3|
|MKT 323||Media Management||3|
|MKT 324||Public Relations and Publicity||3|
|MKT 325||Fundamentals of Design||3|
|MKT 326||Media Now||3|
|MKT 362||Digital Media in Sports||3|
|MTF 282||Screenwriting I||3|
|MTF 284||Digital Filmmaking||3|
|MTF 382||Screenwriting II||3|
|MTF 383||Directing for Film/TV||3|
|MTF 384||Advanced Lghtg, Camera, Design||3|
|MTF 386||Edit & Digital Post-Production||3|
|MTF 393||Prof. Film Production Workshop||3|