2009-2010 Catalog

Departmental Requirements
*Must earn grade of C (2.00) or better in all Major courses
**Must complete at least one writing intensive course in the major
(writing intensive courses: COMM 315U, 335W, 400W, 412W, 447W, 470W, & 471W)

CORE COURSES – 9 HOURS
COMM 101R Public Speaking
COMM 200S Intro to Human Communication

And one of the following:
COMM 335W Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 445 Communication Criticism and Analysis

ADDITIONAL COMM HOURS: 30 Hours total, 24 of which must be at the 300-400 level and selected from the following Emphasis Areas and Electives:


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Optional Emphasis Areas in Communication (24 hours minimum)
The following areas are recommended areas of concentration only (these are not formal tracks). Students may choose from any of the classes listed, but are not required to complete them all. Again, these are simply recommendations for courses that taken together comprise an area of study. It is recommended that students also complete a minimum of three hours from the Foundations courses in the emphasis area of interest.

Corporate Communication:
1. Foundations:
COMM 312 Small Group Communication
COMM 315 Communication Between the Sexes
COMM 351 Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
COMM 395/495 Special Topics in Communication
COMM 400W Intercultural Communication

2. Applied Theories:
COMM 303 Public Relations in Communication Industries
COMM 304 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 308 Diplomatic Communication
COMM 323 Leadership and Events Management
COMM 355 Organizational Communication
COMM 421 Communication and Conflict
COMM 431 Advanced Argumentation and Debate
COMM 447W Electronic Media: Law and Policy
COMM 456 Organizations and Social Influence
COMM 472T New Media Technologies
COMM 474 Telecommunications Management
COMM 477 Media Content Management
COMM 478 Principles of Media Marketing and Promotion

Film Studies:
1. Foundations:
COMM 270A Film Appreciation
COMM 346 Screenwriting
COMM 370 The Video Project
COMM 471W International Film History
COMM 479W American Film History

2. Applied Theories:
COMM 271 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking
COMM 307 Understanding European Film
COMM 330 The Short Script
COMM 371 History of Animation
COMM 380 The Video Documentary I
COMM 444 German Cinema
COMM 446 Directing for the Camera
COMM 480 The Video Documentary II
COMM 481 The Documentary Tradition
COMM 482 Screenwriting II
COMM 483 Advanced Video Project

International and Intercultural Communication:

1. Foundations:
COMM 300 International Sojourning
COMM 314 Nonverbal Communication
COMM 337 Model League of Arab States
COMM 400W Intercultural Communication
COMM 407 Communication & Culture in Southeast Asia
COMM 434 African American Rhetoric
MIDE 405 Communication & Culture in Middle East

2. Popular Culture:
COMM/FLET 300 Understanding European Film
COMM 340 Mass Media and Popular Culture
COMM 444/FLET 445 New German Film
COMM/WMST 450 Remote Control: Women and Global TV
COMM 471W International Film History
COMM/WMST 495 World Cinema

3. Media Systems:
COMM 365 Electronic News
COMM 447W Electronic Media: Law and Policy
COMM 448 International Media Systems
COMM 472T New Media Technologies
COMM 473 Television and Society

Interpersonal and Small Group Communication:

1. Foundations:
COMM 312 Small Group Communication
COMM 314 Nonverbal Communication
COMM 412 Interpersonal Communication

2. Applied Theories:
COMM 315 Communication Between the Sexes
COMM 351 Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
COMM 400W Intercultural Communication
COMM 421 Communication and Conflict
COMM 425 Communication in Family Systems
COMM 427 Children and Communication

Mass Media:
1. Foundation:
COMM 360 Understanding Mass Communication

2. Media Contexts:
COMM 303 Public Relations in Communication Industries
COMM 340 Mass Media and Popular Culture
COMM 364 Radio
COMM 365 Electronic News
COMM 448 International Media Systems

3. Applied Theories:
COMM/FLET 300 Understanding European Film
COMM 444/FLET 445New German Film
COMM 445 Communication Analysis and Criticism
COMM 447W Electronic Media: Law and Policy
COMM/WMST 450 Remote Control: Women and Global TV
COMM 465 Mass Media and National Elections
COMM 467 Media Politics and Civic Engagement
COMM 468 Communication and Political Symbolism
COMM 470W Film as Communication
COMM 471W International Film History
COMM 472T New Media Technologies
COMM 473 Television and Society
COMM 474 Telecommunications Management
COMM 477 Media Content Management
COMM 478 Principles of Media Marketing and Promotion
COMM 479 American Film History
COMM 481 The Documentary Tradition
COMM/WMST 495 World Cinema

4. Production:
THEA 340 Lighting for Stage and Film
THEA 342 Intermediate Acting for Stage and Camera
COMM/THEA 346 Introduction to Screenwriting
THEA 348 Camera Acting
COMM/THEA 370Video Project
COMM/THEA 380Video Documentary I
THEA 443 Acting III: Advanced Acting for Stage and Camera
COMM/THEA 446 Directing for the Camera
COMM/THEA 480Video Documentary II

Or from 300-400 Level MCM courses at Norfolk State University


Persuasion and Critical Thinking:
1. Foundations:
COMM 333 Persuasion
COMM 335W Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 337 Model League of Arab States
COMM 445 Communication Analysis and Criticism

2. Applied Theories:
COMM 303 Public Relations in Communication Industries
COMM 304 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 331 Argumentation and Debate
COMM 431 Advanced Argumentation and Debate
COMM 434 African American Rhetoric
COMM 447W Electronic Media: Law and Policy
COMM 456 Organizations and Social Influence
COMM 465 Mass Media and National Elections

Public Relations:
1. Foundations:
COMM 303 Public Relations in Communication Industries
COMM 304 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 333 Persuasion
COMM 355 Organizational Communication

2. Media Applications:
COMM 364 Radio
COMM 445 Communication Analysis & Criticism
COMM 447W Electronic Media: Law and Policy
COMM 465 Mass Media and National Elections
COMM 467 Media Politics and Civic Engagement
COMM 468 Communication and Political Symbolism
COMM 472T New Media Technologies
COMM 473 Television and Society
COMM 474 Telecommunications Management
COMM 478 Principles of Media Marketing and Promotions

3. Organizational Applications:
COMM 308 Diplomatic Communication
COMM 323 Leadership and Events Management
COMM 351 Interpersonal Communication in Organizations
COMM 412 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 421 Communication and Conflict


Theatre:
1. Foundations:
THEA 342 Intermediate Acting for Stage and Camera
THEA 343 History of Theatre: Beginnings to Renaissance
THEA 344 History of Theatre: Classic Baroque to Present
THEA/COMM 346 Introduction to Screenwriting
THEA 442 Principles of Directing
THEA/COMM 446 Directing for the Camera

2. Production:
THEA 340 Lighting for Stage and Film
THEA 345 Scenographic Design
THEA/COMM 370Video Project
THEA/COMM 380Video Documentary I
THEA/COMM 480Video Documentary II

3. Performance:
THEA 347 Movement for the Actor
THEA 348 Camera Acting
THEA 350 The Spoken Text
THEA 443 Acting III
THEA 449W Script and Performance Analysis

4. Topics in Film:
COMM/FLET 300 Understanding European Film
COMM 444/FLET 445New German Film
COMM 470W Film as Communication
COMM 471W International Film History
COMM 479 American Film History
COMM 481 The Documentary Tradition
COMM/WMST 495 World Cinema

5. Topics in Theatre:
THEA 441 American Theatre
THEA 445 Experimental Theatre
THEA 447 Women in Theatre

Please note: Students who are pursuing a double major in COMM and THEA may use a maximum of two courses in both majors.

General Communication:

24 hours of 300-400 level COMM courses from any combination of courses from the different emphasis areas, plus six additional hours from emphasis or elective hours in COMM.

Electives:
COMM 103R Voice and Diction
COMM 112R Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COMM 302 Research Methods I
COMM 368 Internship
COMM 369 Research Practicum
COMM 401 Communication Theory
COMM 402 Research Methods II
COMM 469 Communication Education Practicum

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Internships and Practica:

Students may apply only three (3) credit hours of COMM 368 Internship toward the major in Communication. In addition, students may apply only six (6) credits total from the following classes toward the major: COMM 368 Internship, COMM 369 Research Practicum, and COMM 469 Communication Education Practicum.

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Special Topics Classes:

Special Topics in Communication courses (Comm 395, 396, 495, 496) and Communication Tutorials courses (COMM 497) may be included in a given emphasis when and where appropriate.

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