B.A. in Communication with concentration in Radio Management


General Education Requirements

(53 credits)

             College Competencies (24 credits)

                        ENWR1101   Academic Writing
                        ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
                        Speech/Professional Communication
                        SPCH____
                        Quantitative Analysis
                        Math or Technology or Statistics
                        Ethical and Moral Analysis
                        COMM2443   Ethics in the Media
                        Scientific Analysis
            Liberal Arts Distribution  (21 credits)
                        Language
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences
                        COMM1000   Digital Storytelling
                        COMM2025   Communication Theory
                        Art and Culture
                        Humanities
            University Requirements (8 credits)
                        UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                        UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
                        UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                        UNIV2002   Global Issues

 

Major Requirements

(39 credits)

Required Major Courses (15 credits)

COMM1000   Digital Storytelling
COMM2025   Communication Theory
COMM2101   Professional Communication 
COMM3101   Investigating Comm: Rsrch Methods*
COMM3500   Senior Communication Seminar**

*Course should be taken during the  7th semester

**Course should be taken during the 8th semester

Theme Group Electives (12 credits)

Students must select one course from each theme group

Theory Group (3 credits)

Writing Group (3 credits)

Advertising /Public Relations Group
COMM2321   Advertising Principles

Broadcast, Film & Video Group (3 credits)
COMM2557   Radio Broadcast Workshop

RADIO MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (12 credits)

COMM2558   Basic Radio Station Eng’g 
COMM3558   Adv Radio Broadcasting  
COMM3360   Digital Audio Editing
COMM3997   Internship: Communication 

 

Required Business Courses (18 credits)

ACCT2021   Accounting Principles I  
ECON2001   Intro to Microeconomics
FIN3250        Business Finance 
LAW2276      Business and the Law     
MGMT2600   Organizational Behavior
MKTG2120   Principles of Marketing 

 

Additional  Business Courses

(6 credits)

MIS1045          Comp Tech in Bus Comm
DSCI2029   Introduction to Statistics

 

Free Electives

(10 credits)

Total

(120 credits)


WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

ORAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit SPCH course.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with mathematics and statistics with application to everyday problems.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS: Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. For Communication majors, COMM2443: Ethics in the Media is recommended.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE: This requirement can be satisfied by one of four options: traditional language courses with significant cultural elements, LANG courses listings under “Language and Culture Studies,” language-based study abroad, or the six highest ESL/ESP credits for non-native English speakers.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

ART AND HUMANITIES:  This requirement can be satisfied by six credits of coursework in Art (visual or performing), English Literature, History, Humanities, Philosophy, or Religion.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS:

THEME GROUPS (12 CREDITS) One course from each theme group is required.

THEORY GROUP (3 Credits)

COMM1106 Interpersonal Comm

COMM2204 Understanding Human Comm

COMM3216 Myth, Symbol and Media*

OMM3295 Theories of the Press: The Right to Know*

WRITING GROUP (3 credits)
COMM2833 Newswriting I* COMM2835 Feature Article Writing* COMM2685 Scriptwriting for TV, Film & AV*
* indicates course prerequisites.

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS GROUP (3 credits)

COMM2321 Advertising Principles
BROADCAST, FILM & VIDEO GROUP (3 credits)
COMM2557 Radio Broadcast Workshop