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College of Fine Arts and Communication


School of Communication


Linda G. Kean, Director, 102C Joyner East

BA in Communication

Note: Students will not be admitted into the BA program after Fall 2007. Please see the BS degree and concentrations listed below. The BA in communication prepares students (admitted prior to Fall 2007) 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 achieve a minimum grade of C in both COMM 1001 and COMM 1002. A minimum grade of C is required in all COMM/MPRD courses that count toward the major. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 15 s.h.
    COMM 1001. Introduction to Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    COMM 1002. Media Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:FA)
    COMM 4080. Senior Seminar (3) (SL*) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; Completion of 24 s.h. in COMM before registering for course)
  4. Concentration area (Choose one.) - 21 s.h.
    Communication Studies (21 s.h.):
    Choose 6 s.h. from:
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3151. Family Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3380. Computer Mediated Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4130. Conflict and Communication (3) (P: COMM major; COMM 1001, 1002 or minor or consent of instructor
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM)
    COMM 4045. Media Literacy for Communication Professionals (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3400. Argumentation (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 3410. Advanced Public Speaking (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2410 or 2420)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD) or COMM 4042. First Amendment Law (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3400. Argumentation (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 4075. Media Criticism (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4400. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives
    Public Relations (21 s.h.):
    COMM 2320. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3120. Public Relations Theory (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4180. Public Relations Strategies (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 3120)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3151. Family Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3380. Computer Mediated Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3400. Argumentation (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 4130. Conflict and Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    COMM 4400. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 2104. Public Relations and Corporate Writing (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3310. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3340. Desktop Publishing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3362. Visual Editing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    MPRD 3500. Web Design for Communication Professionals (3) Formerly COMM 3500 (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD) or COMM 4042. First Amendment Law (3) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4045. Media Literacy for Communication Professional (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM.MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3390. International News Communication (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4091. Internship-Seminar (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4185. International Public Relations (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 3120)
    Print Journalism (21 s.h.):
    COMM 2320. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3320. Advanced Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320 or COMM 3322. Computer Assisted Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320 or COMM 3311. Business and Economic Reporting (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320) or COMM 3330. Feature Writing (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD) or COMM 4042. First Amendment Law (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3310. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3340. Desktop Publishing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3362. Visual Editing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    MPRD 3500. Web Design for Communication Professionals (3) Formerly COMM 3500 (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3390. International News Communication (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    MPRD 2250. Classic Documentaries: 1900-2000 (3) Formerly COMM 2250 (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4075. Media Criticism (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor;>; COMM 1001, 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives.
  5. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.
    Students who major in communication can not minor in communication.

BS in Communication

The BS in communication, has concentrations in interpersonal/organizational communication, journalism, media production, media studies and public relations. Students must be admitted to the School of Communication prior to pursuing a major. Admission may be requested upon acceptance to ECU. Admission application forms may be downloaded from the School of Communication’s website (http://www.ecu.edu/comm). Entering freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Continuing or transfer students may apply for admittance, provided he or she has a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. To continue in any communication major, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

A minimum grade of C is required in all COMM/MPRD courses that count toward the major. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1002 - 6 s.h.
  3. Core - 12 s.h.
    COMM 1001. Introduction to Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    COMM 1002. Media Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS)
    Capstone Course (Concentration specific)
    Interpersonal/Organizational Communication: COMM 4080
    Journalism: COMM 3321 or COMM 4293
    Media Production: MPRD 4250 (Formerly COMM 4250)
    Public Relations: COMM 4080
  4. Concentration area (Choose one) - 30-36 s.h.
    Interpersonal/Organizational Communication (30 s.h.):
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3380. Computer Mediated Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM)
    COMM 4045. Media Literacy for Communication Professionals (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4400. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    Choose 9 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives
    Journalism (30 s.h.):
    Foreign language through level 1004
    COMM 2320. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3320. Advanced Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320; MPRD 3220)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. in COMM) or COMM 4042. First Amendment Law (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 9 s.h. from:
    COMM 2230. Announcing (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3310. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3311. Business and Economic Reporting (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3321 Investigative Reporting (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3322. Computer Assisted Reporting (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3330. Feature Writing (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3340 Desktop Publishing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320; ENGL 1200)
    COMM 4293. Editing and Producing the News (3) (P: COMM 3320; COMM major or minor, COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of Instructor)
    Choose 6 s.h. from:
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3390. International News Communication (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3520. Sports Media Survey (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4075. Media Criticism (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    MPRD 2210. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) Formerly COMM 2210 (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; COMM 1001; COMM 1002)
    MPRD 3220. Video News Production (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly COMM 3220) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3500. Web Design for Communication Professionals (3) (Formerly COMM 3500) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Media Production (36 s.h.):
    MPRD 2210. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (Formerly COMM 2210) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 2215. Audio Production (3) (Formerly COMM 2215) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 2210)
    MPRD 2220. Video Production (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly COMM 2220) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 2210)
    MPRD 2260. Image Theory and Aesthetics (3) (Formerly COMM 2260) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3020 Videography and Lighting (3) (Formerly COMM 3020) (P: COMM major; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 2220, 2260; C: 3250)
    MPRD 3235. Advanced Audio Production (3) (Formerly COMM 3235) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 2210) or MPRD 3215 Advanced Video Production (3) (Formerly COMM 3215) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor) or MPRD 3500 Web Design for Communication Professionals (3) (Formerly COMM 3500) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3250. Video Post Production Techniques (3) (Formerly COMM 3250) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3275. Advanced Video Production (3) (F,S,SS) (Formerly COMM 3275) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 3250)
    MPRD 3660. History of the Moving Image (3) (Formerly COMM 3660) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 4210. Video Direction (3) (F,S) (Formerly COMM 4210) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; MPRD 3275) or MPRD 4280 Digital Practicum for Professional Distribution (Formerly COMM 4280) (P: COMM major; consent of instructor; All required COMM courses under 4000)
    Choose 6 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives
    Media Studies (30 s.h.):
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4045. Media Literacy for Communication Professionals (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    Choose 3 s.h from.
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major; COMM 1001 and 1002 or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3380. Computer Mediated Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4400. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; ENGL 1200)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    Choose 9 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives
    Public Relations (30 s.h.):
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 2104. Public Relations and Corporate Writing (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 2320. Basic Reporting (3) (F,S,SS) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3120. Public Relations Theory (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4180. Public Relations Strategies (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 3120)
    Choose 6 s.h. from:
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4130. Conflict and Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3310. Copy Editing and Design (3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3362. Visual Editing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    MPRD 3500. Web Design for Communication Professionals (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3520. Sports Media Survey (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM)
    Choose 3 s.h. from:
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (F) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    COMM 4185. International Public Relations (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 3120)
    Choose 3 s.h. COMM/MPRD electives
  5. Minor or structured electives to complete requirements for graduation.
    Students who major in communication cannot minor in communication.

Communication: Communication Studies Minor

Students must be admitted to the School of Communication prior to pursuing a minor. Admission may be requested upon acceptance to ECU. Admission application forms may be downloaded from the School of Communication’s website (http://www.ecu.edu/comm).

The minimum requirement for the communication minor is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Core - 6 s.h.
    COMM 1001. Introduction to Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    COMM 1002. Media Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
  2. Choose from the following - 18 s.h.
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS)
    COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS)
    COMM 3110. Persuasion Theories (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3120. Public Relations Theory (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3142. Small Group Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3151. Family Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3152. Interpersonal Communication Theory (3) (F) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3160. Organizational Communication Theory (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3172. Media Effects (3) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3380. Computer Mediated Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3390. International News Communication (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3400. Argumentation (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3520. Sports Media Survey (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4042. First Amendment Law (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4045. Media Literacy for Communication Professionals (3) (F, S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4075. Media Criticism (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4081. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4130. Conflict and Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4135. Gender and Communication (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor. P: For Women’s Studies Major or Minor: COMM 1001, 1002; or WOST 2000 or 2400)
    COMM 4400. Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4905. Media Ethics (3) (F,S) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    MPRD 2250. Classic Documentaries: 1900-2000 (3) (Formerly COMM 2250) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 2260. Image Theory and Aesthetics (3) (Formerly COMM 2260) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3660. History of the Moving Image (3) (Formerly COMM 3660) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)

Communication: Media Studies Minor

Note: Students will not be admitted into the minor after Fall 2007. Please see communication studies minor above. The minimum requirement for the minor in electronic mass media studies is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Core.6 s.h
    COMM 1001. Introduction to Communication (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    COMM 1002. Media Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1100)
  2. Choose from the following - 18 s.h.
    COMM 2030. Communication Research (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 2320. Basic Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 3212. Non-News Media Features (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3311. Business and Economic Reporting (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3320. Advanced Reporting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3321. Investigative Reporting (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 3320)
    COMM 3330. Feature Writing (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320)
    COMM 3390. International News Communication (3) (S) (FC:SO) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4032. Mass Media Law (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 18 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM/MPRD)
    COMM 4050. Media Management (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4062. Media Sales and Promotions (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4075. Media Criticism (3) (WI) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    COMM 4250. Programming for the Electronic Media (3) (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 2210. Writing for the Electronic Mass Media (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) Formerly COMM 2210 (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 2250. Classic Documentaries: 1900-2000 (3) Formerly COMM 2250(P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3020. Producing Electronic Mass Media Messages (3) Formerly COMM 3020 (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor)
    MPRD 3235. Advanced Writing for Television Formats (3) Formerly COMM 3225 (P: COMM major or minor; COMM 1001 and 1002 or consent of instructor; COMM 2320; MPRD 3020, 2210)

Communication Honors Program

The School 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 4196 and 4199 in consecutive semesters of the senior year. Students, after consultation with their advisor, 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 student’s choice, appropriate consultation with a faculty advisor, 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 4196 to continue with COMM 4199.