Communication and Media Studies Major

Description: A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry. Is Communication and Media Studies the right major for you?
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Communication and Media Studies Major

What Courses Do Communication and Media Studies Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Communication and Media Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Advertising
  • Argumentation
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication Theory
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Rhetoric
  • Written Communication

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