2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 23, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication Studies: Concentration in Popular Culture [POPC]


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Arts and Sciences

The communication studies concentration in popular culture prepares students for careers applying critical analysis to both traditional communication venues such as, radio, television, film and journalism as well as for new media platforms found in social media, digital publishing and other digital innovations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of classical and contemporary human communication theories.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of communication from a variety of historical, theoretical, legal, ethical and practical perspectives. 
  3. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to multicultural dimensions of communication.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of communication in a variety of contexts — interpersonal, organizational, small group, public and mass media. 
  5. Demonstrate enhanced analytical, critical and performance competencies that will assist students in participating effectively in a society. 

Theory and Analysis: Choose one (3 credit hours)


Select one course from the following:

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.A. in Communication Studies with a Concentration in Popular Culture (POPC) Over Four Years


Students should consult an advisor to obtain up-to-date program requirements and formulate a degree plan.

First Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Spring


  • (3-6 cr. hr.)
  • LAS elective (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective course (3 cr. hr.)
    Elective course (1 cr. hr.)
    Experiential learning opportunity (3 cr. hr.)

Total credit hours for semester: 13


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: School of Arts and Sciences