2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Communication and Media Studies Department
Paul van der Veur, chair
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-114
Email: department chair
Email: new communication media program coordinator
School of Arts and Sciences
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
For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration section.
Degrees and Minors
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:
Public Relations and Advertising
The Communication and Media Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media. These majors are designed to allow students to tailor their 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. Course offerings in both majors are supplemented through work with the student-run campus media, an extensive internship program and a highly developed portfolio of study and internship abroad opportunities.
- Blackbird Film Festival
- Dragon Chronicle
- Study abroad
- Degree requirements listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
- Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours