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Communication Concentration/Distance Learning


Communicating Arts Department

Communication Concentration/Distance Learning

Communicating Arts Major - Communication Concentration Requirements

Communication Program Description

The Communication concentration allows students to explore how social interaction powerfully shapes our everyday personal and professional lives, including how we form and negotiate relationships in groups, communities, and cultures.  Coursework offers a complex contemporary understanding of communication as it occurs by diverse communicators.  Students prepare themselves to participate creatively and analytically in our ever-changing world.

33 total credits

Communicating Arts core courses (12 credits required):

COMM 167 Introduction to Intercultural Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 254 Communication Inquiry -- 3 credits
COMM 211 Interpersonal Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 495 Special Topics Seminar -- 3 credits
COMM 491 Capstone Participation -- 0 credits
Capstone Statement: Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience with consent of advisor (minimum 3 credits) include: COMM 332, 356, 425, 467, 495, 498 -- 3 credits

Theatre Electives (3 credits required):

COMM 125 Beginning Acting -- 3 credits
COMM 273 Oral Interpretation -- 3 credits

Media Electives (3 credits required):

COMM 104 Film and Culture - 3 credits
COMM 170 Media and Society - 3 credits

Communicating Arts Electives (15 credits required):

COMM 251 Persuasion -- 3 credits
COMM 332 Communication in Conflict -- 3 credits
COMM 356 Community Engagement in Ghana -- 1-6 credits
COMM 368 Criticism of Film and Television -- 3 credits
COMM 376 Group Communication Processes -- 3 credits
COMM 377 Special Topics in Theatre (Box Office Only) -- 3 credits
COMM 391 Advanced Practicum -- 1-6 credits
COMM 425 Communicating Gender -- 3 credits
COMM 455 Theorizing Media Culture -- 3 credits
COMM 467 Advanced Intercultural Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 475 Internship -- 3-12 credits
COMM 498 Independent Study -- 1-6 credits

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Courses in the program are taught by instructors in the Department of Communicating Arts, sharing extensive personal experience in the communications professions.

Ready to apply?  Submit your application through the University of Wisconsin online application at http://apply.wisconsin.eduThis link points to an external webpage and will open in a new browser window or tab..  Select the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Communicating Arts On-Line Major.

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