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Communication Studies course catalog

2019-20 

Finalized 3-1-2020

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.


Courses (COMM)

Examination of land use and heritage wins national award 

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Yvette Furaha, Charlene Nzigire and Grace Fitzpatrick

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Part 3 of a series about Augustana student summer internships: Matt, Genesis and Grace have an immediate impact on daily life in the Quad Cities.

Caroline Wator

Vikinternships: Illinois and beyond

Part 2 of a series about Augustana student summer internships: Caroline, Vanessa, Brady and Olivia expand their reach in Illinois and Washington, D.C.