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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies: Radio/TV Concentration

The Radio/Television concentration emphasizes the application of contemporary media theory and criticism to audio and video production. Our on-campus television studio and radio station provide you with hands-on production experience in the electronic media.

This is a photo of a student DJ at the WCAL radio station This is a photo of several students sitting at the CUTV news desk

You can get a description of each of our communication studies courses from our Course Catalog.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing the Radio/Television concentration in four years.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar                                                         

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

COM 100 Perspectives on Communication

3 crs.

COM 101 Oral Communication3 crs.
COM 141 Audio Production I3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

ENG 102 English Composition II                                                  

3 crs.

COM 106 Introduction to Mass Communication

3 crs.

COM 142 Video Production I

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM Performance OR Production Elective                 

3 crs.

General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM Performance OR Production Elective               

3 crs.

General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing Elective,
Communication Management Elective and/or General Education Course
and/or Minor OR Elective Course                 

15 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM 350 Persuasion and/or COM 463 Media Criticism,
COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized
Writing Elective, Communication Management Elective
and/or General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Course                 

15 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM 499 Career Design Strategies and/or COM 490 Communication Theory
and/or COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing
Elective, Communication Management Elective and/or General
Education Course and/or Minor OR Elective Course

15 crs

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

COM 499 Career Design Strategies and/or COM 490 Communication Theory
and/or COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing
Elective, Communication Management Elective and/or General
Education Course and/or Minor or Elective Course                                           

15 crs.

General Education Options (12 crs.):

ENG 102 Intermediate Composition, COM 230 Argumentation and Debate. Choose one: any approved ethics, values and multicultural awareness.  Choose one: any approved course in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts.

Additional Requirements (not counted toward the General Education requirements):

Special Experience Course (One course required) –  COM 499 Career Design Strategies

Upper-Division Writing Component Courses (Two courses required) – COM 490 Communication Theory and one of the following: COM 331 Radio/TV Writing Commercials, COM 332 Radio/TV Writing News, COM 335 Radio/TV Writing Drama, COM 461 Communication Criticism

Laboratory Course (One course required) – any approved laboratory course

Specialized Writing Electives (Two courses required) – COM 331 Radio/TV Writing Commercials, COM 332 Radio/TV Writing News, COM 335 Radio/TV Writing Drama

Choose one: COM 355 Broadcast Management or COM 370 Communication Law and Policy

Select two courses from either production or performance area:

Performance area: COM 301 Intercollegiate Forensic Activities, THE 101 Voice and Speech or THE 201 Voice and Interpretation (students cannot receive major credit for both THE 101 and THE 201), COM 246 Radio/TV Announcing, COM 336 Broadcast Reporting

Production area: COM 241 Audio Production II, COM 242 Video Production II, COM 341 Video Aesthetics and Applications, COM 342 Audio Aesthetics and Applications