Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Communication fundamentally focuses on how messages are used to generate meaning within and across various contexts. Hence, the Communication Arts major is designed to help students develop intergraded skills in oral, written, and mediated communication. Communication Arts majors acquire an overview of the discipline in our introductory courses of CM 113, Introduction to Rhetorical Communication, and CM 231, Foundations of Human Communication. Along with taking other required courses in rhetoric, communication theory, and research methods, students select from a variety of courses that prepare them to become competent communicators in both their professional and personal lives. All communication arts majors culminate their coursework by participating in a capstone course, CM 431, which provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in their courses of study toward a substantial project that bridges classroom knowledge with practical application. Suggested Areas of Communication Focus The following are suggested areas of electives and core courses depending on your interest within Communication Arts. As the courses are not offered every semester, please inquire about when courses are offered with your Communication Arts advisor. Communication Studies CM 251 Decision Making in Small Groups CM 330 Nonverbal Communication CM 331 Communication Theory CM 333 Interpersonal Communication CM 433 Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication CM 451 Organizational Training and Development CM 455 Communication & Culture Other connected courses: CM 310, CM 435 Journalism CM 205 Introduction to Journalism CM 405 Advanced Media Writing CM/EH 405 Creative Nonfiction Writing CM 430 Mass Media in America CM/EH 454 New Media Writing & Rhetoric Other connected courses: CM 330, CM 435, CM 420, CM 433 Public Relations & Advertising CM 220 Introduction to Public Relations CM 310 Persuasion CM 420 Public Relations Writing CM 440 Public Relations Campaigns CM 444 Advertising Other connected courses: CM 330, CM 435, CM 405, CM 433, CM 451 Rhetoric CM 375 Rhetorical Criticism CM 408 Classical Rhetorical Theory CM 409 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory CM 416 Women Orators CM 418 Legal Argument CM 426 Burkean Theory & Criticism Other connected courses: CM 333, CM 433, CM 454 Visual Media CM 210 Writing for Visual Media CM 260 Video Production CM 334 History of American Cinema CM 435 Social Media CM 360 Advanced Video Production Other connected courses: CM 330, CM 430 For a full list of courses for the Communication Arts major course requirements, visit the UAH Catalog. VIEW THE CATALOG Bachelor of Arts in Writing The writing major prepares students for careers in writing-related fields, such as technical writing, publishing, social media consulting, journalism, and public relations, and/or for graduate school in rhetoric and composition, communication, creative writing, education, or law. Its curriculum comprises a combination of courses offered by both the English Department and the Communication Arts Department. Majors in the program can choose from one of six concentrations: Technical & professional writing Creative writing Media writing Rhetoric & composition Public relations A customized concentration created by the student in consultation with their advisor Three of these concentrations – technical & professional writing, media writing, and public relations – include an internship component. The program culminates in a capstone course in which students compile a professional portfolio of pieces that can be shared with prospective employers. For a full list of courses for the Writing major and course requirements, visit the UAH Catalog. VIEW THE CATALOG Communication Arts Minor A minor in communication arts consists of 21 semester hours of coursework taken within the department of which at least 12 semester hours must be taken at or above the 300 level, and at least half of the upper-level requirements must be taken at UAH. For a full list of courses for the Communication Arts minors, visit the UAH Catalog. VIEW THE CATALOG Dual-Enrollment Program Our department participates in the dual-enrollment program at UAH. Permitting junior and high school seniors are encouraged to apply to this unique program that provides an opportunity for students to earn both high school credit and college credit towards a degree at the University. To find more about the program please check the dual-enrollment site.