Majors and Minors

Majors and Minors

Communication Studies Major

The Communication Studies major focuses on the design and impact of messages on the individual in various contexts and cultures.


Requirements for Communication Studies Major

38 semester hours including COMM 105, 121 or 220, 221 or 241, 226, 320, 324, 325, 327, 329, 418, 495, and 5 hours of electives in communication. Also required is one semester of participation in C92-FM Radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook

For more information about the program, contact Department Chair Peter Galarneau or visit the Admissions Office online to apply or schedule a visit.

 

 

Media Studies Major

The Media Studies major examines and practices the delivery of various news media and information to audiences in the traditional media and the multiple and interactive ways of new digital and electronic media.

For full details and information about the major, visit the Media Studies website: http://mediastudies.wvwc.edu

 
Requirements for Media Studies Major

 48 semester hours including COMM 105, 138, 139, 230, 232, 234, 235, 239, 240, 320, 327, 330, 335, 336, 337, 341, 418, 438 and 497. Also required are two semesters of participation in C92-FM radio and two additional semester of participation in either C92-FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook. In addition, media studies majors must complete at least four semesters of participation with major responsibilities (e.g. executive board membership in radio or an editorial position in newspaper or yearbook) in either C92-FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook. Students may concurrently count their semesters with major responsibilities towards their requirements for participation.

For more information about the program, contact Department Chair Peter Galarneau or visit the Admissions Office online to apply or schedule a visit.

 

 

Public Relations Major

The Public Relations major studies the design, delivery and impact of communication as organizations strive to build relationships with their various publics.


Requirements for Public Relations Major

40 semester hours including COMM 105, 230, 232, 234, 235, 240, 320, 327, 342, 343, 418, 444, 496, and 3 hours of electives in communication. Also required are two semesters of participation in C92-FM radio and two additional semesters of participation in either C92- FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook.

For more information about the program, contact Department Chair Peter Galarneau or visit the Admissions Office online to apply or schedule a visit.

 

 

Minors in the Communication Department

Requirements for Communication Studies Minor

15 semester hours including COMM COMM 105, 221 or 241, 226, 320, 327; also required is one semester of participation in either C92-FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook.


Requirements for Media Studies Minor

18 semester hours including COMM 138, 139, 230, 232, 235, 239, 240; and either 234 and 341, or 444. Also required is one semester of participation in C92-FM radio and one additional semester of participaton in either C92-FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook. In addition, media studies minors must complete at least two semesters of participation with major responsibilities (e.g. executive board membership in radio or an editorial position in newspaper or yearbook) in either C92-FM radio, The Pharos newspaper or the Murmurmontis yearbook. Students may concurrently count their semesters with major responsibilities towards their semester requirements for participation.

For more information about the program, contact Department Chair Peter Galarneau or visit the Admissions Office online to apply or schedule a visit.

 

 

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