Academic Catalog 2019-20

Communication and Media Studies (BA, Minor)

The Communication and Media Studies program prepares students to be ethically responsible and skillful communicators able to navigate an increasingly media saturated, diverse, and complex global environment. Applied communication is the hallmark of our program. Graduates create a digital portfolio featuring a variety of multimedia they have produced including videos, podcasts, live radio shows, and news and media content for campus organizations and the larger community. Internships, which prepare students for professional environments, and a capstone thesis showcasing signature work are key components of the major.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Engage in inquiry based on communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts.
  2. Critically analyze written, oral, and visual messages.
  3. Create messages appropriate for diverse audiences, purposes, and contexts using current tools and technologies.
  4. Apply ethical reasoning and principles to communication practices.
  5. Reflect critically on the relation between communication practices and personal and social meaning as a lifelong learner.
  6. Collaborate effectively to manage and execute complex communication projects.