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Communication Studies Major and Minors


Communication Studies Major

Communication Majors must complete 36 credit hours of major coursework in addition to their Veritas Program courses.

Required Foundational Courses (18 credit hours):

  • Written Communication Competency: COMM 204 Composition Theory and Practice

  • Media Literacy Competency: COMM 210

  • Oral Communication Competency: COMM 230 Public Speaking

  • Theoretical Competency: COMM 325 Art of Persuasion

  • Capstone Experience: COMM 498 Senior Seminar

Experiential Learning Component (3 credit hours)

Communications Concentration (12 credit hours)

Students may choose to pursue up to two concentrations within the major:

Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

  • students chose two elective courses in communication studies or approved cognate areas

► See a sample communications studies 4-year course sequence
► See communications course descriptions


General Communication Studies Minor

The communications minor requires 18 credits for completion. Course required are:

  • COMM 204 or 210; and

  • 15 additional credits of approved courses.

COMM courses must account for not less than nine credits of the eighteen-credit total. No more than three credits can be in pratica or internships.

Creative Writing Minor

Offered jointly by the Communication Studies and English departments, the creative writing minor explores connections between the study of literature and the practice of writing. Creative writing minors at the Mount take a sequence of courses to develop their talents in a variety of narrative forms, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All creative writing classes emphasize the value of revision and peer feedback. Learn more about the Creative Writing Minor.


Declaration of Major and Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

 
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