DEGREE PROGRAMS
SECTION 7
 
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SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION

Michael Poteat, Interim Dean, Erwin Building

The teaching mission of the School of Computer Science and Communication is to educate undergraduate and graduate students in the most exciting and popular areas of academics. The school is dedicated to the development of an innovative curriculum in all areas related to computer science and communication.†

The school consists of two departments: computer science, and communication and broadcasting.† The school offers undergraduate programs in computer science and communication. Both a BA and a BS program are available in computer science with areas of concentration in systems programming and data processing.† The Department of Communication and Broadcasting offers a BA program with concentrations in journalism and public relations.† The BS degree is offered with concentrations in electronic news, media performance, and media production.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND BROADCASTING

Dennis Cali, Interim Chair, Joyner East

BA IN COMMUNICATION

The BA in communication prepares students to work in public relations and journalism in business, government, and community agencies. The program offers traditional courses in mass communication along with courses reflecting the dynamic interpersonal and technological communication changes of today's society. In order to declare a major in the BA in communication, a student must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, and must demonstrate a minimum 2.5 GPA in COMM 2001, 2002.† Students who major in communication cannot minor in communication.† SPCH courses may not count toward the COMM major or minor. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.).

42 s.h.

2.
Foreign language through level 1004.

12 s.h.

3.
Core.
COMM 2001. Communication Theories and Processes (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
COMM 2002. Media Writing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
COMM 4080. Senior Seminar (3) (F,S,SS) (COMM majors must complete 24 s.h. in COMM before registering for this course. P: Consent of instructor.)

9 s.h.

4.
Concentration area† (Choose one.).
Journalism :
COMM 2200. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM 2002)
COMM 3030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3200. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM 2200)
COMM 3210. Advanced Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM 2200)
COMM 4610. Communication Law (3) (S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
Choose 6 s.h. from:†
COMM 3010. Persuasion Theories (3) (S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3050. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (GE:SO) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3290. International News Communication (3) (S) (GE:SO) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3360. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3440. Public Relations Theory (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3570. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3615. Media Effects (3) (F,S) (GE:SO) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 4035. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM 2001 or WOST 2000 or 2400)
COMM 4600. Mass Media and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
Choose 6 s.h. COMM electives (may not count SPCH)
Public Relations:
COMM 2200. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM 2002)
COMM 3030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3200. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM 2200)
COMM 3440. Public Relations Theory (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 4440. Public Relations Strategies (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 3440)
Choose 6 s.h. from:†
COMM 3010. Persuasion Theories (3) (S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3050. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (GE:SO) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3080. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3360. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3570. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 3615. Media Effects (3) (F,S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
COMM 4035. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM 2001 or WOST 2000 or 2400)
COMM 4610. Communication Law (3) (S) (P: COMM 2001 or 2002)
Choose 6 s.h. COMM electives (may not count SPCH)

27 s.h.

5.
Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.

 

BS IN COMMUNICATION

The BS in communication, a professional degree program, prepares students to be news writers and broadcast journalists, audio and video specialists and performers, directors, and/or managers.† The program is centered on applied electronic mass media studies supported by a theoretical foundation.† Students may declare the BS in communication as their major on entry to the university, or they may declare the major later. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.).
42 s.h.
2.
Common core.
EMST 1010. Introduction to Electronic Mass Media Studies (3) (F,S)
EMST 2020. Producing Electronic Mass Media Messages (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 1010 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 3530. Electronic Mass Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 4810. Telecommunications Policy and Regulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: 18 s.h. in EMST or consent of dept chair)
EMST 4950. Electronic Mass Media Proseminar (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: 24 s.h. in EMST or consent of dept chair)
15 s.h.
3.
Concentration area (Choose one.).
Electronic News:
EMST 2310. Video Field Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair) or 3310. Video Production (3)
EMST 2510. Electronic Journalism (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 2610. Announcing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020; THEA 2015; or consent of instructor)
EMST 3010. Non-News Media Features (3) (P: EMST 2510 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 3510. Advanced Electronic News Gathering and Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of instructor)
EMST 4530. Critical Perspectives of Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended THEA, DNCE, and EMST media performance or electronic news majors)
Media Performance:
EMST 2110. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 2310. Video Field Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair) or 3310. Video Production (3)
EMST 2510. Electronic Journalism (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 2610. Announcing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020; THEA 2015; or consent of instructor)
EMST 4420. Video Performance (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2610 or consent of dept chair)
GEOG 2200. Weather and Climate (3) (F,S) (RC: GEOG 2201)
THEA 2015. Voice and Articulation (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Intended THEA, DNCE, and EMST media performance or electronic news majors)
Media Production:
EMST 2110. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 2210. Audio Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2110 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 2310. Video Field Production (3) (F,S) (P: EMST 2020 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 3210. Advanced Audio Production (3) (S) (P: EMST 2210 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 3310. Video Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 2310 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 3320. Advanced Video Production (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 3310 or consent of dept chair)
EMST 4410. Video Direction (3) (F,S) (P: EMST 3320 or consent of dept chair)
21 s.h.
4.
Minor or structured electives to complete requirements for graduation. (BS in communication majors may not minor in communication.)  

COMMUNICATION MINOR

The student minoring in communication should take one communication course each semester.† The requirement for the communication minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core.
COMM 2001. Communication Theories and Processes (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
COMM 2002. Media Writing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
6 s.h.
2.
COMM electives (may not count SPCH).
18 s.h.

ELECTRONIC MASS MEDIA STUDIES MINOR

Minimum requirement for the minor in electronic mass media studies minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core
EMST 1010. Introduction to Electronic Mass Media Studies (3) (F,S)
EMST 2020. Producing Electronic Mass Media Messages (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EMST 1010 or consent of dept chair)
6 s.h.
2.
EMST Electives (selected in consultation with adviser; 15 s.h. must be above 2999)
18 s.h.

COMMUNICATION HONORS PROGRAM

The Department of Communication Honors Program † provides an opportunity for outstanding communication majors to do intensive research in areas of special interest. Participation is limited to seniors who have obtained a minimum university and major 3.5 GPA.† Students participating in the honors program enroll in COMM 4700 and 4705 in consecutive semesters of the senior year.† Students, after consultation with their adviser, are strongly advised to begin exploration and preliminary research of their honors topic during the second semester of their junior year in order to have sufficient time to complete the work.† After extensive reading on a topic of the studentís choice, appropriate consultation with a faculty adviser, and approval of a research proposal, the student submits an honors thesis on a topic related to the readings and completes an oral examination covering both the reading assignments and the completed thesis.† Students must receive a grade of B or better in COMM 4700 to continue with COMM 4705.


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