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Communication and Media Studies Curriculum

CMS Majors are required to keep in close contact with their academic advisors to ensure timely completion of their program of study, toward degree completion.

Students should visit the Center for Advising and Retention to set up an appointment with your advisor, to chart their course through the Communication and Media Studies Curriculum.

Students choose from a diverse array of courses that cover topics like:

  • Digital Media:
    • Social Media
    • Podcasting
    • Graphic Design
  • Popular Culture:
    • Media and Culture
    • Women and Popular Culture
    • Genres of TV and Film
  • Organizational Communication
  • Corporate Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)
  • Interpersonal Communication

Use the following guide to help you select courses. Please note: This plan is subject to revision based upon enrollment, instructor availability and changes to the curriculum. 

Course Fall Spring
Area B

COMM 1001

Pres. Speaking

x

x

COMM 1002

Pres. Application

X

x

COMM 1110

Public Speaking

x

x

Area F

CMS 2010

Intro Media Studies

x

x

CMS 2015

VIsual Communication

x

x

CMS 2410

Digital Imaging I

x

 

CMS 2420

Intro Field Production

 

x

Major Upper Level Core Requirements

CMS 3020

Research Methods

x

x

CMS 3101

Media and Culture

X

x

CMS 3200

History of Communication

 

x

CMS 3300

Interpersonal Communication

x

x

COMM 3210

Communication Theory

x

 

CMS 3710

Writing for Digital Media

x

x

CMS 4500

Global Context in Communication

x

x