Jan 22, 2018
The communication department offers an array of broad and specific courses for students who plan careers related to communication and mass media. Courses encompass writing, speaking and analyzing messages from all contexts: interpersonal, small group, public, and mass.
The communication major includes nine credits of departmental core courses, and nine to 15 credits of courses in one of three emphasis areas: human communication, journalism, and multimedia production.
Intended to be primarily a transfer degree, this major is for students interested in mass media, customer relations, human resource development, teaching, sales, public relations, advertising, and business. The preprofessional and students who wish to enter other careers which demand effective human interaction should benefit.
General Education (Minimum 32 credits)
General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.
1. Exploration and Participation
- Laboratory science (4CR)
- Mathematics (3CR)
3. Relationship with the World
- Human behavior (3CR)
- U.S. and Wyoming constitutions (3CR)
- Cultural environment (3CR)
4. General Education Electives
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
- CO/M 1000 - Introduction to Mass Media (3L,3CR)
- CO/M 1010 - Public Speaking (3L,3CR)
- CO/M 1030 - Interpersonal Communication (3L,3CR)
- CO/M 1040 - Introduction to Human Communication (3L,3CR)
- ART 2122 - Digital Design I (2L,4LB,3CR)
- CO/M 2100 - Reporting and Newswriting I (2L,2LB,3CR)
- CO/M 2190 - Basic Video Production (2L,2LB,3CR)
- CO/M 2200 - Broadcast Production (2L,2LB,3CR)[E]
- CO/M 2390 - Independent Publications (2LB,1CR)
- MUSC 2410 - Sound Reinforcement I (2L,2CR)
- Electives (5CR)
A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.