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  Nov 21, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Communication: Concentration by Contract (BS.COM.CNT)


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Bachelor of Science graduates in Communication will be aware of the nature of the communication enterprise:

  1. as a force in shaping social, economic, and political structure;
  2. from ethical and ideological perspectives;
  3. from global and national perspectives.

Graduates will also be able to:

  1. research and analyze material;
  2. write well;
  3. competently use chosen technological media;
  4. produce material of high quality in at least one medium;
  5. work collaboratively;
  6. make sound choices in the design and meaning of their messages and productions.

Finally, graduates will have:

  1. the ability to think independently and critically;
  2. the flexibility necessary to adapt to rapid changes in the field;
  3. an understanding of the need to balance and evaluate personal, organizational, and public concerns in the process of creative production.

BS in Communication with a Concentration by Contract


The concentration by contract is designed to provide the student with a coherent body of knowledge and skills that cut across traditional intra- and interdisciplinary boundaries. Examples of such a concentration include Popular Culture Studies or American Studies, Arts Administration, and Photography.

Normally in their sophomore year, and always by the end of their junior year, Communication concentrators by contract, in conjunction with their advisors, will develop a proposal for their course of study. The proposal will be reviewed by the entire department and academic dean's office.

and 15 additional credits of COM courses (15 cr)


plus 15 additional credits in contracted courses (15 cr)


and in the senior year (6 cr):


(Credits required for the major: 48)


Also complete a Minor, a Civic Engagement Certificate, or related area of focused study


Complete an 18 or more credit Minor or related area of focused study approved by the faculty advisor, or a Civic Engagement Certificate. The Minor or area of focused study may not be in Communication, nor may it include any courses the student applies to the Major requirements. Should the Major and Minor require the same course, a relevant substitution is required in one or the other.

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements


Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Law Degree (CU/VLS 3+2)


This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS. 

For details, see the Law Degree page .

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