College of Liberal Arts
Communication Major and Minors
The Department of Communication offers students a major that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the Catholic faith and disciplinary practice. The curriculum is designed to develop both demonstrable skills and theoretical proficiency, as well as to provide hands-on experience. The department seeks to produce graduates who are keenly aware of their ethical responsibilities in the use of communication techniques and principles, who are competitive in the marketplace, and who embrace effective communication, critical thinking, lifelong learning, and moral virtue.
Communication majors are prepared to enter careers in journalism, editing, public relations, organizational and corporate communication, and many other fields. Majors are also well prepared to pursue graduate degrees in communication, writing, and mass communication.
Communication majors must complete 36 credit hours of major coursework in addition to their core curriculum courses.
Core Courses (18 credit hours):
Written Communication Competency: COWI 200
Media Literacy Competency: COMM 210
Oral Communication Competency: COMM 230
Theoretical Competency: COMM 325
Capstone Experience: COMM 498
Students then either choose one concentration area (12 credit hours) plus two electives in the major, or they may choose two concentration areas in the major. During the fall semester of their senior year, students will assemble and present a portfolio of their work, which will be judged by the Department of Communication faculty as a whole.
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The Communication minor requires 18 credits for completion. Course required are:
9 additional credits of approved courses in the department, at least three of which must be COMM courses.
COMM courses must account for not less than nine credits of the eighteen credit total. No more than three credits can be in pratica or internships.
Creative Writing Minor
The interdisciplinary Creative Writing minor explores connections between the study of literature and the practice of writing. Creative writing minors at the Mount take a sequence of courses to develop their talents in a variety of narrative forms, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All creative writing classes emphasize the value of revision and peer feedback. Learn more about the Creative Writing Minor.
Declaration of Major and Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.