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Mass Media and Social Media Communication Specialization

The Communication Studies department course sequence for the Mass Media/Social Media Communication specialization:

Mass Media/Social Media Communication Program of Study

 

Core Course Selection for Mass Media and Social Media Communication (5)

COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 117: Introduction to Film Studies, OR COM 118: Introduction to Television Studies, OR COM 242: Interpersonal Communication OR COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies OR COM 292: Health Communication
COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication OR COM 201: Social Media: History, Theory, Practice
COM 372: Theories and Effects of Media Communication
COM 390: Methods of Communication Research and Analysis

Specialization Electives:

COM 117: Introduction to Film Studies (if not taken as a core course)
COM 118: Introduction to Television Studies (if not taken as a core course)
COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication (if not taken as a core course)
COM 201: Social Media: History, Theory, Practice (formerly COM370 Disruptive Force of Social Media) (if not taken as a core course)
COM 209: Broadcast Journalism
COM 210: Mass Media and the First Amendment
COM 225: Writing and Announcing for Broadcast
COM 240: Public Speaking in Business and Government
COM 242: Interpersonal Communication
COM 261: Introduction to Public Relations
COM 269: Introduction to Audio Production
COM 271:
Film and Society
COM 273: Cable and Broadcasting in America
COM 280:
American Political Communication
COM 310: Theories of Persuasion
COM 313:
Philosophy of Communication
COM 325:
Writing for Film and Television
COM 369:
Advanced Radio and Audio Production
COM 370:
Special Topics in Communication:  Advocacy Communication in the Digital Age
COM 371:
Strategies of Public Relations
COM 411: Intercultural Communication
COM 415:
International Communication
COM 460:
Global Health, Communication, and Social Change: A social marketing approach
COM 487:
Student-Faculty Advanced Research

Communication Studies Electives (Pick 3 Communication Courses)

Topics in Communication Studies (COM 270 or 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.

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