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Communicating Arts - Online Major

Earn a communicating arts degree online at UW-Superior

Online Degrees available at UW-SuperiorWhat are the characteristics of a successful communicator?  Why are some interactions successful, while others fall flat? What do the media and our individual and unique cultures teach us about gender, ethnicity, our selves, and our personal and professional relationships?

Communicating Arts majors study these and other intriguing questions in pursuit of becoming adept, effective communicators.

This major prepares you for a successful career in many fields, including healthcare administration, business, nonprofit management, diplomacy, community development, and graduate studies.

Study Communicating Arts at UW-Superior -- learn to understand and be understood.

Communicating Arts Online Program Features

Here's what you get when you study Communicating Arts online at UW-Superior:

  • Skilled, respected faculty teach your courses.
  • Flexibility lets you to study when it fits your schedule, without having to travel to campus.
  • Study at other institutions may qualify as credit towards the Communicating Arts degree.
  • Possible credit for life learning and work experience, either by testing or by portfolio examination.

Communicating Arts Online Program Details

The UW-Superior Communicating Arts faculty apply a blend of theory and practice to study communication across a wide range of sub-disciplines.

As a Communicating Arts major, you'll develop analytical, creative skills while studying areas including interpersonal relationships, conflict, gender, and intercultural communication as well the dynamic role media plays in our lives.

Major Requirements

The Communicating Arts major consists of 33 total credits and requires you to choose one of the following minors: Geography, Psychology, Philosophy, Library Science, or an Individually Designed Minor.

Communicating Arts core courses (12 credits required)
COMM 167:    Introduction to Intercultural Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 211:    Interpersonal Communication -- 3 credits
COMM 254:    Communication Inquiry -- 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

Capstone Experience
A Capstone Experience is a project-oriented course that applies and demonstrates the highest levels of an undergraduate's skills and knowledge. Courses available to be paired with COMM 491 for identification as capstone experience include COMM 332, 425, 467, 475, 495, 498 (3 credits).       

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