Programs of Study
Three options are available for students wishing to pursue studies in Communication:
These programs are summarized below. Specific classes needed for graduation can be found on this advising link:
This is a useful tool for students to track their progress toward graduation.
Mass Communication concentration
The mass communication concentration offers a liberal arts curriculum focusing on the functions and effects of the mass media. The course work is broad based. Students investigate many areas, including journalism, video production and public relations. Hands-on experience is emphasized equally with scholarly research.
Students must take 24 hours of core requirements and 18 hours of mass communication concentration courses, for a total of 42 hours. The concentration requires one writing intensive course, an internship and a minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 levels.
Interpersonal Communication concentration
The interpersonal communication concentration focuses on theories of relational communication and methods of improving an individual's success in social interactions. The curriculum emphasizes social relationships, genders and cultures, nonverbal communication and communication in business settings.
Students must take 24 hours of core requirements and 18 hours of interpersonal communication concentration courses, for a total of 42 hours. The concentration requires one writing intensive course, an internship and a minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 levels.
Minor in Communication
A minor in communication provides students with the experience of public speaking, an introduction to communication studies and theories of human communication. A minor in communication correlates well with any other major offered at Meredith College.
Eighteen hours are required to minor in communication. These hours must include four core courses, COM 100: Introduction to Communication Studies; COM 225: Public Speaking; COM 260: Interpersonal Communication and COM 495: Human Communication Theory.