2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Communications, Department of
Jason M. Shepard
College Park 400
Elise Anguizola Assaf, Walt Baranger, Julio Bermejo, Gayle Jansen Brisbane, Jeff Brody, Christina Ceisel, Amber Chitty, Carolyn Coal, Emily Erickson, Pete Evanow, Miya Williams Fayne, Tony Fellow, Brent Foster, Beth Georges, Kuen-Hee Ju-Pak, Dean Kazoleas, Keith Kesler, Cynthia King, Michelle Kurland, Paul Lester, Michael McAlexander, Robert Meeds, Penchen Phoborisut, Henry Puente, Waleed Rashidi, Chelsea Reynolds, Ron Romain, Frank Russell, Jason Shepard, Cylor Spaulding, Andi Stein, Doug Swanson, Ricardo Valencia, Mark Wu
Effective ethical communications are essential for the well being of a democratic society. Thus, there is a need for persons trained in the theory and practice of informing, instructing and persuading through communications media.
The Bachelor of Arts in Communications is designed to provide students with training in the theory and practice of informing, instructing and persuading through communications media. Because effective ethical communications are essential for the well being of a democratic society, the curriculum ensures that: all majors are exposed to a broad liberal education; provides majors with a clear understanding and a global perspective of the role of communications media in society; and prepares majors desiring communications-related careers in the mass media, business, government and education by educating them in depth on one of the specialized concentrations within the department.
The Master of Arts in Communications is designed to provide students with advanced study in communications theory and research, and offers an opportunity to integrate all aspects of the profession into a single degree. The program prepares the graduate to apply advanced communication concepts, research development skills and theories relevant to the use of communications media for a wide variety of purposes. Such study may serve those whose careers involve the use of print, electronic and online media to inform, instruct and persuade. Communications skills are highly applicable to a wide range of careers in business, industry, government, education and mass media.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Programs and Courses Offered
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsNon-DegreeCertificate
Courses are designated as COMM in the class schedule.