2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2021  
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication and Media Studies Department

Paul van der Veur, chair
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-114
Fax: 607-753-4821


School of Arts and Sciences

Broadcast Journalism


Samuel Avery, Taylor Dunne, Moyi Jia, Wan S. Jung, Caroline K. Kaltefleiter, Christina M. Knopf, Kathleen A. Lawrence, Christopher Ortega, Syed H. Pasha, Paul R. van der Veur, Lan Ye, Sung Woo Yoo

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Study
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in New Communication Media
Minor in Cinema Study
Minor in Communication Studies


For Communication Studies majors only:
Media Production
Public Relations and Advertising


The Communication and Media Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media. In addition, the department coordinates the interdisciplinary cinema study programs. These majors are designed to allow students to tailor their individual program of study to meet personal learning and employment objectives.

The communication studies major is focused on scholarly analysis and application of human communication in all its complexity. It prepares students for careers as communication specialists in the public or private sector and in mass media. Communication studies majors receive a bachelor of arts degree in a program that balances theory, analysis, writing and applied skills development.

The new communication media major allows students to acquire the skills necessary for careers in the development of digital content for a variety of media and broadcast-related industries. Students also choose courses in related content areas including art, geography, sports information and computer applications.

Our cinema study major provides students interested in film with analytical and production skills they need to work in the film industry. The strong interdisciplinary nature of our program allows students to study with experts in art, communication, English, geography, history, media studies, modern languages, theater, philosophy, political science and psychology.

Course offerings in our majors are supplemented through work with student-run campus media and clubs, an extensive internship program, and a highly developed portfolio of study abroad opportunities.

Special Features

  • Blackbird Film Festival
  • CSTV-20
  • Dragon Chronicle
  • Internships
  • Study abroad


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

Interdisciplinary Minor

  • Cinema Study