The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies emphasizes all forms of civic engagement in a unified curriculum that includes course work in rhetoric, intercultural communication, and media and cultural studies. Reflecting current conceptual shifts in the field, these subject areas are integrated under the general heading: Communication Studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive curriculum that includes courses in film studies, television studies, journalism, video production, computer animation, and studies and practices in multimedia, interactive media, and new technologies. The program is arranged into two sequences: 1) Film, Video and New Media, and 2) Multimedia Journalism.
The Honors Program in Communication is open to qualified students who wish to pursue a course of study organized around a specific topic, area of interest, or creative project. It is open to all students regardless if their orientation is creative, scholarly or practical communications. Students take a special sequence of courses both inside and outside
the Department and in their last semester complete a Senior Honors Thesis or a Senior Honors Project under the direction of a department faculty advisor.
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Film and Video is available to students taking any major within the University. The minor gives students the ability to bring together courses from several departments and colleges into a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing all aspects of film and video; it offers scholarly study of the history, theory and criticism of film, video and television as well as hands-on courses in video production.