School of Communication and Media
All undergraduate students majoring in the School of Communication and Media follow a common-core curriculum that consists of 7 courses for 18 credits. The core curriculum provides a solid grounding in principals that apply to all communication and media arts disciplines.
The introductory course of the sequence examines the critical role and impact that media has on the convergence of all types of communication. The next-level of courses introduces the major theoretical perspectives and debates used in media criticism today. Media-writing experiences include news packaging, documentary and fiction narrative, press releases, speech writing as well as content development for Web pages, blogs, public service announcements and advertisements. Additional courses focus on investigative research methods that are employed in the fields.
Through the core-school curriculum, you will have opportunity to design and conduct research and fieldwork for your own “transmedia” project. The Career Management course and a Colloquium Series will prepare you for the challenges of professional life and provide a forum for exchange with invited guest professionals.
The School’s common-core curriculum consists of the following courses:
- Introduction to Communication and Media (3 cr)
- Theorizing Communication and Media (3 cr)
- Writing for the Media (3 cr)
- Investigative Research Methods (3 cr)
- Transmedia Projects (3 cr)
- Career Management (3 cr)
- Colloquium Series (o cr)