Dr. Judy Buller
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication program provides students with hands-on experiences in journalism and communication as well as an understanding of the social and cultural impact of media. NDNU students are well prepared for positions in a vast range of fields such as journalism, public relations, corporate communication, and marketing. A strong internship program provides opportunities for practical application and access to job opportunities. The Argonaut is our award-winning newspaper and website that gives students an opportunity to dive into the process of news production from writing and editing to layout and advertising sales. Students in other majors are also able to obtain a Minor in Communication.
- Students will develop the ability to understand and demonstrate adherence to ethical principles in all forms of communication.
- Students will develop the ability to critically evaluate the role of mass media in a democracy as well the ability to communicate through the written word in a clear, concise and informative manner.
- Students will develop the ability to develop a speech that informs or persuades using research and critical thinking skills.
- Students will develop the ability to understand and recognize the influence of mass media in global and diversity issues.
- Students will develop the ability to understand the history of mass media; to demonstrate an understanding of what makes a good news story; to distinguish between news and opinion; to meet deadlines; to demonstrate an understanding of the journalistic provisions of the First Amendment; to practice team collaboration skills.
In addition to major requirements, students must meet Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements.
|One course from the following:||3|
|ART2401 Media Graphics: Graphic Design|
|BUS1000 Foundations of Business||3|
|BUS2300 Marketing Principles||3|
|COM1000 Introduction to Communication||3|
|COM1008 Oral Communication||3|
|COM1416 Communication Technology||3|
|COM2400 Corporate Communication||3|
|COM2408 Media, Politics, and Society||3|
|COM2424 Web Communication||3|
|COM2432 Technical Writing||3|
|COM2440 Writing for the Media||3|
|COM2448 Video Production||3|
|COM2981 Communication Seminar||3|
|COM—— Elective within the major||3|
|Total Major Requirements||48|
|Other Degree Requirements* and Electives||76|
*Other degree requirements include Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g. U.S. History).
|Total Unit Requirement||124|
Minors offer students in other Schools an opportunity to explore aspects of communication without the full commitment of completing the major. The minor in Communication comprises 15 units and is available to any undergraduate student in the University.
Minor Requirements Units
COM1000 Introduction to Communication 3
COM1008 Oral Communication 3
A minimum of nine units chosen from the following 9
or other courses in COM with permission of Communication advisor:
COM2400 Corporate Communication
COM2408 Media, Politics, and Society
COM2416 The Holocaust (CDiv)
COM2424 Web Communication
COM2440 Writing for the Media
COM2448 Video Production
COM2456L Journalism Lab - The Argonaut (1-3)
COM2500 Public Relations
COM2986 Special Topics