2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement by the end of their junior year. See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Major Requirements (48 units)

Students must select one of the options listed. The following courses, or their approved equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. The academic standards of the department require that all Communications majors pass all required and prerequisite courses with grades of “C” or better.

Common Core Requirements (24 units)

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (9 units):

COM 100Media & Society

3

COM 110Introduction to Digital Media Production

3 units

COM 250Newswriting For Media

3

B.  Upper Division Required Courses (15 units):

COM 302Law Of The Mass Media

3

COM 379Media Industries

3

COM 400Communication Theory and Research

3

COM 490 Senior Seminar

3

COM 496Internship in Communications

1-3

Advertising/Public Relations Options (48 units)

A.  Common Core Requirements (24 units)

B.  Option Requirements (12 units):

COM 342Advertising Strategy and Copywriting

3

COM 365Introduction to Public Relations

3

COM 366Public Relations Writing

3 units

COM 467Integrated Communications Management

3

C. Electives (12 units):

COM 130Introduction to Film

3

COM 206Photojournalism

3 units

COM 305Overview of Interactive Multimedia

3

COM 306Online Media Production

3

COM 308Television History

3

COM 333Electronic Journalism

3

COM 344Advertising Media Analysis

3

COM 346Reporting and Information Gathering

3 units

COM 348News Editing And Design

3

COM 352Feature and Critical Writing

3 units

COM 355News Production Workshop

3 units

COM 358Communication Graphics

3 units

COM 360Public Affairs and Editorial Writing

3 units

COM 381Screenwriting

3

COM 385Intermediate Media Production Workshop

3 units

COM 387Documentary Film

3

COM 494Independent Study

1-3

COM 495Special Topics:

3

Journalism Option (48 units)

A.  Common Core Requirements (24 units)

B.  Option Requirements (12 units):

COM 333Electronic Journalism

3

COM 346Reporting and Information Gathering

3 units

COM 352Feature and Critical Writing

3 units

COM 355News Production Workshop

3 units

C. Electives (12 units):

COM 130Introduction to Film

3

COM 206Photojournalism

3 units

COM 305Overview of Interactive Multimedia

3

COM 306Online Media Production

3

COM 308Television History

3

COM 342Advertising Strategy and Copywriting

3

COM 344Advertising Media Analysis

3

COM 348News Editing And Design

3

COM 358Communication Graphics

3 units

COM 360Public Affairs and Editorial Writing

3 units

COM 365Introduction to Public Relations

3

COM 366Public Relations Writing

3 units

COM 381Screenwriting

3

COM 385Intermediate Media Production Workshop

3 units

COM 387Documentary Film

3

COM 467Integrated Communications Management

3

COM 494Independent Study

1-3

COM 495Special Topics:

3

Media Studies Option (48 units)

A.  Common Core Requirements (24 units)

B.  Option Requirements (12 units):

COM 130Introduction to Film

3

COM 308Television History

3

COM 381Screenwriting

3

COM 387Documentary Film

3

C.  Electives (12 units):

COM 206Photojournalism

3 units

COM 305Overview of Interactive Multimedia

3

COM 306Online Media Production

3

COM 333Electronic Journalism

3

COM 342Advertising Strategy and Copywriting

3

COM 344Advertising Media Analysis

3

COM 346Reporting and Information Gathering

3 units

COM 348News Editing And Design

3

COM 352Feature and Critical Writing

3 units

COM 355News Production Workshop

3 units

COM 358Communication Graphics

3 units

COM 360Public Affairs and Editorial Writing

3 units

COM 365Introduction to Public Relations

3

COM 366Public Relations Writing

3 units

COM 385Intermediate Media Production Workshop

3 units

COM 467Integrated Communications Management

3

COM 494Independent Study

1-3

COM 495Special Topics:

3