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    Mike Hustava
    Communication Major
    Class of 2012

     My favorite thing about the college is the close-knit, supportive community. 

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    The Communication Program

    The Communication Department is situated within an educational community rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, the heritage of Benedictine monasticism, and the love of values inherent in the liberal approach to life and learning. Our mission is to provide a quality undergraduate education for those who seek entrance into graduate school or a career in the field of communication. The courses and internships required for all communication majors provide for the development of intellectual gifts, professional aptitudes, and personal aspirations.
    • Demonstrate effective public speaking skills.
    • Understand issues of creating ethical verbal and non-verbal messages for specific audiences.
    • Use communication technology effectively.
    • Compile a portfolio of their own creative work.

    Major Requirements (42 credits) 

    Communication Core (30 credits)
    CA 100 Introduction to Mass Media 
    CA 110 Introduction to Media Industry
    CA 120 Public Presentation
    CA 130 Introduction to Digital Media
    CA 140 Interpersonal & Organizational Communication 

    CA 201 Communication Research Methods

    CA 224 Communication Ethics

    CA 230 Writing for Media
    CA 440 Criticism of Media and Society
    CA 550 Internship

    Choose Three Elective Course within the Major (9 Credits)

    from 200 level and above
    CA 200 Film Studies

    CA 211 Photo Images

    CA 235 Introduction to Web Design

    CA 240 Public Relations Strategies

    CA 245 Digital Media I: Post Production Studies 

    CA 250 Advertising Strategies

    CA 255 Digital Media II: Documentary Techniques

    CA 281 Children and the Media

    CA 285 Electronic Media

    CA 309 Digital Culture

    CA 381 Research on Children and the Media

    Capstone Requirement: Choose One Course (3 Credits)

    CA 415 Creative Campaigns Capstone

    CA 435 Digital Media Capstone

    Minor Requirements (18 credits)
    CA 100 Introduction to Mass Media  
    CA 110 Introduction to Media Industry
    CA 120 Public Presentation 
    CA 130 Introduction to Digital Media
    and Two 200 Level Courses or Higher