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OUR CURRICULUM

Be the architect
of your education

A curriculum is a lot like a home.

The family room is where everyone gathers. In Elon's curriculum, the First-Year Core (College Writing, The Global Experience, General Statistics, Contemporary Wellness) represents this collective gathering place.

A home has many rooms connected by hallways. At Elon, your intellectual experience is connected through requirements in Expression (literature, philosophy, fine arts), Civilization (history, religion, foreign languages), Society (psychology, sociology, political science, geography, economics), and Science/Analysis (physical and biological sciences, mathematics, computer science). This framework provides a balanced education, and you have freedom to select courses.

Of course, we all want a bedroom of our own. Think of your chosen major as your bedroom. In the School of Communications, the Journalism major focuses on print, electronic and online news, and the Communications major has separate sequences in broadcast and new media, corporate communications and cinema. Some courses in our major are conceptual, such as Media Law & Ethics and International Communications. Other courses are hands-on, such as TV Production and Web Publishing & Design.

Accreditation standards require our students to have at least 80 of their 132 credit hours from outside the School of Communications, with 65 or more of those hours in the arts and sciences. This ensures a broad and deep university education, while giving you a specialty in your major. With planning, you easily can obtain an academic minor or even a double major within a four-year timeframe.

Please use the links to the right in being the architect of your Elon education.





Journalism
Broadcast and New Media
Corporate Communications
Cinema
Academic minors
Expectations
Course descriptions
Course directory

School of Communications 
2850 Campus Box 
Elon, NC 27244-2010   (336) 278-5724 
E-mail: communications@elon.edu
Last Modified:  8/15/05
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