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2009 - 2011 Catalog 
2009 - 2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and New Media, B.A. or B.S.

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Curriculum for a Major in Communication and New Media

Required courses, 51 Hours:

Students may earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. The B.A. requires 12 hours of a foreign language, but the B.S. does not. Students take a common core, elective practicum and common capstone sequences, and choose one of three concentrations: 1) digital filmmaking, 2) new media, or 3) media studies.

Select one concentration, 18 Hours:

Digital filmmaking concentration, 18 Hours:

Students who opt for this concentration may choose to develop and create an independent film over a two-year directed-study program with the department’s digital filmmaking coordinator.

New media concentration, 18 Hours:

Media studies concentration, 18 Hours

  • Any 18 hours of digital filmmaking and new media courses.

Required practicum** (one course from the following), 3 Hours:

Required theory, criticism, and literacy courses, 9 Hours:


*Students are asked to complete the core courses before entering a concentration. Because of scheduling and course availability, some exceptions may be made; however, students are asked to meet with their academic advisor or department chair prior to enrolling in a concentration course when the core has not been completed.

**Students may take practicum courses three times for a total of nine credit hours. The first three hours count toward a major and any additional hours are counted as general electives.

***COMM 403 - Media Studies  and COMM 406 - Advertising and Imagery  are also electives in the women’s studies minor.

****COMM 399 Special Topics and COMM 402 - Seminar in Communications  are courses in new technologies, course content, or faculty research and publication. These courses may be taken more than one time if the topics or instructors are different. These classes may be used as substitutions for courses in the regular catalog; please obtain permission to substitute a course from the department chair prior to registration.

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