Rhode Island College

2014-2015 Catalog


Communication B.A.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, or D below

A. Mass Media Communication

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 243Writing for Digital Media

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 244Digital Media Lab

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 246Television Production

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication

4

Fall, Spring.
 

COMM 492Senior Portfolio

4

Fall, Spring.
Or

COMM 493Senior Thesis

4

Fall, Spring.

FIVE COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 241Introduction to Cinema and Video

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 340Mass Media Ethics

4

Spring.
COMM 341Music Video Production

4

Spring.
COMM 342History and Development of Electronic Media

4

Fall.
COMM 344Broadcast Journalism

4

Fall.
COMM 345Nonfiction Video Production

4

Spring.
COMM 347Mass Media Law

4

Spring.
COMM 348Global Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 445Advanced Digital Media Lab

4

As needed.
COMM 446Critical Studies in Mass Media

4

As needed.
COMM 479Communication Internship

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:52

B. Public and Professional Communication

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 351Persuasion

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 461Public and Professional Capstone

4

Spring.

SEVEN COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 256Human Communication and New Technology

4

Spring.
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 332Gender and Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 333Intercultural Communication

4

As needed.
COMM 336Health Communication

4

Spring.
COMM 353Political Communication

4

Annually.
COMM 354Communication and Civic Engagement

4

Spring.
COMM 356Group Decision Making

4

Spring.
COMM 359Argumentation and Debate

4

Fall.
COMM 412Strategies in Fundraising and Development

4

As needed.
COMM 452Conflict Resolution

4

As needed.
COMM 454Organizational Communication

4

Annually.
COMM 459Debate Practicum

4

As needed.
COMM 479Communication Internship

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:44

C. Public Relations/Advertising

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 301Public Relations

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 334Advertising

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 357Public Opinion and Propaganda

4

Spring.
COMM 479Communication Internship

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHOOSE Category A or B below

A. Public Relations
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 302Writing for News and Public Relations

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 311Advanced Public Relations

4

Fall.
COMM 312Advanced News and Public Relations Writing

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 377Public Relations Laboratory

4

Spring.
B. Advertising
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 335Advertising Research

4

Fall.
COMM 337Advertising Strategy

4

Spring.
COMM 339Advertising Creativity

4

Fall.
COMM 376Advertising Laboratory

4

Spring.

Cognates

THREE COURSES from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 347Mass Media Law

4

Spring.
COMM 351Persuasion

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 454Organizational Communication

4

Annually.
MGT 301Foundations of Management

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MKT 301Introduction to Marketing

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MKT 334Consumer Behavior

3

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:53-56

D. Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 251Research Methods in Communication

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 255Introduction to Language

4

Spring.
COMM 305Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

Fall.
COMM 319Phonetics and Phonology

4

Fall.
COMM 320Speech and Language Development

4

Fall.
COMM 323Introduction to Audiology

3

Fall.
COMM 325Anatomy and Physiology: Speech and Hearing

4

Spring.
COMM 421Speech and Hearing Science

4

Spring.
COMM 422Language Processes

4

As needed.
 

COMM 429Introduction to the Clinical Process

3

As needed.
Or

COMM 479Communication Internship

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

PHYS 101General Physics I

4

Fall, Summer.
Or

CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:53-54