Communication Studies Major, BA

(NYC)

Communication Studies majors choose one of two areas of concentration: public/professional studies or media studies. The Public and Professional Studies program is geared for those interested in careers in organizational communication, law, politics, government, labor unions, human relations, corporate-government relations, and fund raising. The Media Studies program emphasizes the fields of communication as they apply to mass media. The program qualifies graduates for entry-level positions in broadcasting, advertising, sales, marketing, politics, and public relations.

University Core – (44-55)

Includes required auxiliary courses in contemporary global issues (3 credits) and either a Fine Arts, Performing Arts, or Religious Studies course (3 credits).

Required Major Courses – (42)

Major Core Courses (9 credits)

COM 111Introduction to Communication

3 credits

COM 113Media, Culture, and Society

3 credits

COM 114Introduction to Mass Media

3 credits

Major Elective Courses: (33 credits)

Group ONE: (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

COM 209Speech and Language

3 credits

COM 226Writing for the Electronic Media

3 credits

COM 228Writing for Convergent Technologies

3 credits

COM 252Broadcast Lab

3 credits

Approved Service Learning Course

3 credits

Groups TWO and THREE: (27 credits)

Students must complete minimum of 12 credits in each group:

Group TWO: (12-15 credits)
COM 119Organizational Communication

3 credits

COM 203Persuasion

3 credits

COM 205Dynamics of Small Group Communication

3 credits

COM 213Intercultural Communication

3 credits

COM 214Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

COM 209Speech and Language

3 credits

COM 239Milestones in Communication Research

3 credits

COM 260Pragmatic Communication

4 credits

COM 361Interpersonal Communication Among Cultures

4 credits

Approved Topics Course

3 credits

Group THREE: (12-15 credits)
COM 245Communication and Popular Culture

3 credits

COM 255Political Communication

3 credits

COM 235Advertising and Consumer Culture

3 credits

COM 311Media Ethics

3 credits

COM 312Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 credits

COM 335Media and Gender

3 credits

COM 336Propaganda

3 credits

COM 338Media Criticism

3 credits

COM 481Language and Power

3 credits

Approved Topics Course

3 credits

Open Electives – (31-42)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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