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Communication Studies course catalog
LUCY BURGCHARDT, Assistant Professor
B.A., Ripon College; M.Phil., Cambridge., Ph.D., North Carolina
DONNA HARE,Teaching Fellow
B.F.A., University of Montevallo, M.F.A., Western Illinois
WENDY HILTON-MORROW, Dean of the College and Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Iowa
MARGARET KUNDE, Assistant Professor
B.A., College of St. Benedict; M.A., Ph.D. Minnesota
JESSICA NODULMAN, Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., New Mexico
ANGELA NORMOYLE, Part-time Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern
DAVID A. SCHWARTZ, Assistant Professor
B.A., Iowa; M.S., Northwestern; Ph.D., Iowa
DAVID SNOWBALL, Professor, Chair
B.A., Pittsburgh; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts
DOUG TSCHOPP, Instructor of Communication Studies and Director of Entrepreneurial Development
B.A., St. Ambrose; M.B.A., Iowa
SHARON VARALLO, Professor
B.A., William and Mary; M.A., North Carolina; Ph.D., Ohio State
CAROLYN YASCHUR, Assistant Professor
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., University of Missouri, Ph.D., Texas
MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES. 28 credits, including two gateway courses (COMM-220, COMM-230, COMM-240, COMM-250, COMM-260); COMM-101, Public Speaking (4 cr.) plus at least two credits from COMM-201, COMM-202, COMM-203, COMM-204, COMM-205 or COMM-206; one theory course (COMM-380, COMM-381, MJMC-382); and an SI capstone (COMM-450). [Exceptions: With pre-approved SI in a second major and with the completion of 28 credits and a second theory course, then the SI capstone could be waived.] A minimum of six credits of elective courses; MJMC 345 Cultural History of Media; 350 Issues in Contemporary Media and 403 Public Relations may be used to fulfill this requirement. Up to two additional credits from Comm 201, 202, 203, 204, and 205 and 206 may count toward satisfying this requirement.
MINOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES. 18 credits, including COMM-101 plus at least two credits from the advanced skills modules (COMM-201, COMM-202, COMM-203, COMM-204, COMM-205, COMM-206) two gateway courses (COMM-220, COMM-230, COMM-240, COMM-250, COMM-260) and four elective credits.
Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.