International Communication Major (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in International Communication must complete the major core requirements and one emphasis for a total of 71 hours (plus concentration cognates), the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.

Core Requirements:

COMM 110Seminar: International Communication

1

COMM 145Media and Culture

4

COMM 325Multicultural Communication

3

COMM 357Media Law

4

COMM 475Communication Theory

2

COMM 487Senior Project

1

COMM 495Communications Colloquium

0

COMM 496Seminar in Communication

2

COMM 497Seminar in Communication

1

JOUR 245Media Writing

4

LANG 406Language and Culture

4

LANG 490Internship

0 - 4; 4

PREL 481Public Relations (or MKTG 481)

4

SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication

4

SPCH 310Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication

3

SPCH 453Rhetoric of Western Thought

4

Electives

10

Total Credit Hours:51

COMM 495: four colloquia required

LANG 490: This is an international internship to be completed in a country where the language of emphasis is spoken. Additional coursework required if completed in the United States.

Electives may be chosen from:

 

COMM 235Introduction to Filmmaking

4

DRMA 242Acting

4

JOUR 257Introduction to Photojournalism

3

JOUR 345Specialized Writing

3

JOUR 349Social Media Journalism

3

MKTG 488Global Management and Marketing

4

PREL 333Strategies for Fundraising (or MKTG 333)

4

PREL 350Writing for Public Relations

3

SPCH 207Small Group Communication

3

SPCH 407Advanced Small Group Communication

3

SOCI 420Immigration and Identity

4

ENGL 485Linguistics

3

Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department chair. Writing courses should be from the journalism section unless otherwise designated.

MGMT 371 is a prerequisite for MKTG 488.

Cognates:

ANTH 225Cultural Anthropology

4

or

SOCI 236Privilege and Oppression

4

HIST 121History of Western Civilization

4

and

HIST 122History of Western Civilization

4

or

HONR 131Western Thought

4

HONR 132Western Thought

4

HONR 133Western Thought

4

RELH 303World Religions

4

Total Credit Hours:16

HONR 131, HONR 132, HONR 133 will fulfill the history requirement, but only 8 credits will apply to history. The other 4 credits are counted as literature. To exercise this option the student must complete all 12 credits.

Emphasis:

Emphasis requires 20 upper division language credit hours; 1 quarter (minimum) must be taken abroad. Additional study abroad is recommended to enhance language ability and cultural understanding. Consult with a language faculty advisor prior to planning study abroad.

Francophone Emphasis:

Electives taken overseas

16

Select 4 credits from the following courses:

FREN 394French Directed Reading

1 - 2; 4

FREN 405French Stylistics and Rhetoric

4

FREN 407Survey of French and Francophone Literature

4

FREN 408Contemporary French and Francophone Literature

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Hispanic Emphasis:

Electives taken overseas

16

Select 4 credits from the following courses:

SPAN 394Spanish Directed Reading

1 - 2; 4

SPAN 405Spanish Stylistics and Rhetoric

4

SPAN 407Survey of Spanish Literature

4

SPAN 408Contemporary Latino Literature

4

Total Credit Hours:20