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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 3 cr.
COMM 4230 Communication Law and Ethics 3 cr.
COMM 4240 Media Criticism 3 cr.
COMM 4250 Research Seminar 3 cr.

Elective Courses

COMM 4220 Organizational Communication 3 cr.
COMM 4280 Intercultural Communication 3 cr.
COMM 4281 Gender and Communication 3 cr.
COMM 4000 Writings in Aesthetics 3 cr.
COMM 4206 Media and Society 3 cr.


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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