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