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Communication Studies Concentration

This concentration provides for advanced studies of the theoretical constructs necessary for strategic analysis, design, application, research, and evaluation of a variety of media systems. It provides foundational preparation for graduate studies in communications and a number of related fields.

Dr. Lorencova with two students
Dr. Viera Lorencova with students at the annual Student Research Conference

NOTE: This Concentration may only be taken after one of the following Communications Media Concentrations:

Film/Video Concentration
Graphic Design Concentration
Photography Concentration
Professional Communication
Theater Concentration

Required Courses
COMM 4205 - Seminar in Communication Theory
COMM 4230 - Communication Law and Ethics
COMM 4240 - Media Criticism
COMM 4250 - Research Seminar

Elective Courses
COMM 4220 - Organizational Communication
COMM 4280 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 4281 - Gender and Communication
COMM 4000 - Writings in Aesthetics
COMM 4206 - Media and Society


Each year students are given the opportunity to submit original work to be juried and possibly selected for our honors art exhibition, VISIONS. This is a showcase of the year's best student work. VISIONS involves a gallery exhibition and a film/video screening.

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