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Fall 2020 Catalog 
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Communication: Media Studies, B.A.

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This major is administered by the Division of Communication .


If you are interested in declaring a communication major, you must meet with a division representative. Contact the Communication office to make an appointment.

Consists of a minimum of 41-49 credits in communication courses (depending upon language placement):

Communication Core

Upper-level requirement, 18 credits

Eighteen credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.


COMM 101  may not be used to complete the major.

World Language Courses, 8 credits

Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, then you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement.

Media Studies emphasis


12 credits with 9 at the 300/400-level and a minimum of 3 total credits in each category:

Media History, Theory, Criticism


Courses listed above with an asterisk (*) may be repeated for credit under different subtitles.

Additional Communication electives should be taken as needed to reach required 41-49 credits in the major.

Communication in the Major

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