Communication Core Curriculum
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Communication Core Curriculum

“Some of the best courses I ever took were required.” We hope you will be saying this after completing the Communication core curriculum, designed both to give you a solid foundation in the study of communication and to integrate the sub-fields of Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, and Media and Journalism. Integration helps you see connections, and is an essential goal of the core curriculum because the world of communication is increasingly integrated, fueled by technological innovations allowing us to watch TV, view ads, listen to music, send text messages, make phone calls and more—all using one device.

Each major must complete the following Communication Core courses:

  • CMM 110 Introduction to Communication (3 cr.)
  • CMM 214 Introduction to Digital Media Production (3 cr.)
  • CMM 215 Making Sense of Social Media (3 cr.)
  • CMM 253W Writing for the Media (3 cr.)
  • CMM 311 Research Methods in Communication (3 cr.)
  • CMM 411 Communication Theory (3 cr.)

To satisfy the 36 credits of requirements for the major in Communication, besides completing the Communication Core (12 cr.), you must complete an emphasis in the major.