College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Undergraduate > Communication and Media (BA) > Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

  • One presentation skills course from the following selection of classes:
    Course Title Quarter Hours
    ORGC 201BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION4
    CMNS 230PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY4
    CMNS 330TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE4
    CMNS 336STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE4
    CMNS 339PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY4
    CMNS 365ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION4
    CMNS 367PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE4
    CMNS 369PERFORMANCE OF HUMOR4
  • One media analysis course from the following selection of classes:
    Course Title Quarter Hours
    MCS 231INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY STUDIES4
    MCS 271MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES4
    MCS 273STORYTELLING & STYLE IN CINEMA4
  • Two elective courses (8 hours) from CMNS and/or ORGC
  • Two elective courses (8 hours) from JOUR, MCS, PRAD and/or SPRTCMN
  • Four courses (16 hours) from CMN, CMNS, ORGC, JOUR, MCS, PRAD, SPRTCMN and/or the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) courses listed below (maximum 2 CDM courses)1:
    Course Title Quarter Hours
    DOC 324DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 3714
    FILM 110DIGITAL CINEMA PRODUCTION I (FORMERLY DC 210)4
    FILM 210CINEMA PRODUCTION II (FORMERLY DC 310)4
    FILM 245MEDIA LITERACIES (FORMERLY DC 200)4
    FILM 250CINEMATOGRAPHY I (FORMERLY DC 275)4
    POST 110EDITING I (FORMERLY DC 220)4
    POST 124SOUND DESIGN I (FORMERLY DC 215)4
    SCWR 100INTRODUCTION TO SCREENWRITING (FORMERLY DC 201)4
    SCWR 250INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING (FORMERLY DC 272)4
    SCWR 302WRITING THE FEATURE SCREENPLAY (FORMERLY DC 301)4

Internship Credit

Students in the major may take CMN 394  and/or CMN 395 (when work relates to the major). In order to take CMN 394 or CMN 395, students must have completed two of the four communication core classes (CMN 101, CMN 102, CMN 103, CMN 104), two courses in the chosen major and have fulfilled internship program eligibility requirements.

​​​​​Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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