I. CORE COURSES: 18 Credits
COMM 522 Leadership in Communications 3
OR    
EDUC 501 Research Theory 3
COMM 501 New Communications Technology: Theory and Practice 3
COMM 502 Professional Writing 3
COMM 503 Public Presentation 3
COMM 555 Professional Contribution (thesis, project) 0
COMM 595 Internship 3
Choose one of the following electives:
COMM 504 Film History 3
COMM 505 TV Criticism 3
COMM 506 Communications Law and Policy 3
COMM 531 Media Production I
not open to students who select the Production track
3
COMM 561 Media Management
not open to students who select the Media Management track
3
COMM 500 Independent Study 3
II. Tracks (18 Credits Each)

Production

COMM 531 Media Production I 3
COMM 532 Media Production II
Prerequisite: Media Production I
3
*Choose one of the following electives:
COMM 533 Advanced Media Production 3
COMM 534 Video Editing 3
COMM 535 PC-Based Media Production 3
COMM 536 Introduction to Theater Production 3
COMM 598 Special Topics (e.g. Digital Filmmaking) 3
COMM 500 Independent Study 3
Select one of the following sequences:
1 ART 541A Computer Aided Design I 3
  ART 541B Computer Aided Design II 3
  ART 541C Computer Aided Design III 3
OR    
2** ART 512 Advanced Advertising and Illustrative Photography 3
  ART 513 Advanced Color Photography 3
  ART 515 Newspaper and Magazine Photography 3

Media Management

COMM 561 Media Management 3
COMM 562 Media Promotion and Publicity 3
PUB 502 Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management 3
PUB 507 Organization Dynamics 3
PUB 511 Ethics in Management 3
*Choose one of the following electives:
PUB 505 Financial Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations 3
PUB 508 Human Resources Administration and Personnel Systems 3
PUB 512 The Grantsmanship Process 3
PUB 513 Strategic Planning 3
PUB 519 Administrative Law 3

Health Communication

COMM 520 Health Communication 3
COMM 522 Leadership in Communications*** 3
COMM 561 Media Management 3
HSA 524 Health Care Systems Analysis 3
COMM 540 Complementary Health Care 3
*Choose one of the following electives:
ND 530 Health Promotion 3
PUB 512 The Grantsmanship Process 3
HSA 562 Marketing of Health Care Organization 3
COMM 562 Media romotion and Publicity 3
PUB 519 Administrative Law 3
D/HP 1120 Epidemiology 3

Interdisciplinary

The student designs her or his own program in consultation with the faculty advisor. Sample concentration:

COMM 531 Media Production I 3
COMM 532 Media Production II 3
ART 541A Computer Aided Design I 3
COMM 561 Media Management 3
PUB 502 Problem-Solving Methods for Modern Management 3
PUB 519 Administrative Law 3

Corporate Communication

COMM 502 Professional Writing 3
COMM 535 PC-Based Media Production 3
COMM 561 Media Management 3
COMM 522 Leadership in Communications*** 3
Choose one of the following electives (with consultation of advisor):
EDUC 554 Learning Theory 3
MED 524 Instructional Design 3
EDUC 520 Universal Design Learning (UDL) 3

*A suitable production course in another department may be substituted with the approval of the Chairperson.

**The student who selects sequence 2 must have undergraduate courses/ experience in advanced and color photography or may be required to take prerequisite undergraduate courses.

***You must take EDUC 501 (Research Theory) as one of your core courses since COMM 522 is a required concentration course.