School of Communications
adopts new curriculum

 

The School of Communications has a new curriculum, and current students can choose to remain in the old or move to the new. The new curriculum is a 52-hour major that integrates four themes - global, digital, high ideals and a required internship - into coursework that already emphasizes writing, research and analytical thinking.

For instance, the opening course is renamed Communications in a Global Society, and a new core course is titled Digital Media Convergence.

The curriculum also features courses that reflect the highest ideas of the disciplines, such as serving the public good and promoting citizenship in a democracy.

At present, about three-fourths of the students in the School of Communications voluntarily do a professional internship before graduation; the new curriculum requires one.

Two of the emphases in the Communications major will have new names: Broadcast Communications becomes Broadcast and New Media, and Film Studies becomes Cinema.

To help students decide whether to stay in the old curriculum or move to the new, here is a comparison. If students go to the new, then they need to fulfill all requirements of that curriculum; but any course already completed will count toward the new curriculum. For instance, JCM 215 Introduction to Communications fulfills the requirement for the new JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society.

 

Journalism Major  

OLD
JCM 215 Intro to Communications
JCM 218 Writing and Info Gathering
JCM 225 Reporting and Newswriting JCM 325 Editing and Layout
JCM 360 Media History
JCM 315 Media and Society
JCM 425 Advanced Reporting
JCM 465 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Senior Seminar



Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications Elective

NEW
JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society
JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 300 Reporting for the Public Good
JCM 325 Editing and Design
JCM 360 Media History
JCM 387 Web Publishing and Design

One Journalism-Specific Course
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications

Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications Elective (Required Internship)

Communications Major:
Broadcast and New Media

OLD

JCM 215 Intro to Communications
JCM 218 Writing and Info Gathering
JCM 240 Television Production
JCM 315 Media and Society
JCM 335 Writing for Electronic Media JCM 360 Media History
JCM 211 Public Speaking or JCM 245 Broadcast Performance
JCM 465 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Senior Seminar


Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications Elective

NEW

JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 302 Broadcasting in the Public Interest
JCM 322 Writing for Electronic Media
JCM 360 Media History
One Broadcast-Specific Course
JCM 366 Advanced Video Production
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications

Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications Elective (Required Internship)
Communications Major:
Corporate Communications

OLD

JCM 215 Intro to Communications
JCM 211 Public and Pres. Speaking
JCM 218 Writing and Info Gathering
JCM 240 Television Production
JCM 333 Principles of Public Relations
JCM 327 Corporate Publishing or JCM 352 Corporate Video
JCM 318 Org. Communications
JCM 465 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Senior Seminar


Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications or Business Elective
Any Business Course

NEW

JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society
JCM 211 Professional Speaking and Rhetoric
JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 304 Public Relations & Corp. Citizenship JCM 327 Corporate Publishing and Writing JCM 352 Corporate Video
JCM 308 Communications Research
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications

Communications Elective
Communications Elective
Communications Elective (Required Internship) One Business-Specific Course

Communications Major:
Cinema
OLD

JCM 215 Intro to Communications
JCM 218 Writing and Info Gathering
JCM 240 Television Production
JCM 261 Development of Cinema
Film Production Course
Film Production Course
Film History/Theory Course
Film History/Theory Course
JCM 495 Senior Seminar




Communications Elective
Communications Elective
CommunicationsEelective

NEW

JCM 200 Communications in a Global Society JCM 218 Media Writing
JCM 220 Digital Media Convergence
JCM 306 Development & Social Influence of Cinema
JCM 342 Film Theory and Analysis
JCM 358 Film Production
JCM 368 The Documentary
One Cinema-Specific Course
JCM 395 Media Law and Ethics
JCM 495 Great Ideas: Capstone in Communications

Communications Elective
Communications Elective
CommunicationsElective (Required Internship)

 

 

 

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