Communication encompasses many disciplines and career fields, including those in media and digital arts, scholarly writing and journalism, and advertising. With the communication studies emphasis, you’ll be provided a broad introduction to these disciplines.


  • This program offers a wide range of courses relevant to today’s media.

Career opportunities

This emphasis will provide you with a solid background for entry-level work and advanced study in film, cinema, literature, advertising journalism and media, and organizational development.

Program director

Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.
Billie Jean Wiebe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication and English

Course listing

Required Courses (18 Units)

COM-410Media and Society3
COM-430Group Dynamics and Leadership3
LIT-395Text and Performance3

Select three of the following:

COM-330Writing and Reading Journalism3
COM-345Composition Theory and Writing3
COM-350Visual Rhetoric3
COM-355Digital Video Production I3
COM-360Digital Video Production II3
COM-370Audio Production3
COM-375Documentary Studies3
COM-380Film Studies3
COM-385Cinematography: Visual Story Telling3
COM-390Creating on the Web3
COM-420Conflict Management and Resolution3
COM-440Performance and Culture3
LIT-449Literature and Film3
MGT-350Organizational Theory3
MGT-352Organizational Communication3
MKT-307Advertising and Promotion3
SOC-350Marriage and Family3