Communication Arts (B.A.)
About the Program
Communications is an academic discipline that encompasses all forms of human communication. The broad range of communicative skills acquired from the study of this discipline may be applicable in any successful career or activity. Graduates with a degree in Communication Arts enter a wide variety of occupations, including radio and television broadcasting, public relations, technical editing, sales, government and academic administration, and teaching, to name a few. A number go on to graduate and professional schools. This major provides students with an understanding of communication in a variety of contexts (e.g., interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, political, and mass communication) and prepares them to be effective and well-rounded communicators. Participation in co-curricular activities such as public speaking competitions, speech and debate, and as staff for the campus newspaper and radio stations are available to students.
Comm Arts/English Core Requirements complete the following 8 requirements26 creditsWritten Communication, complete one option.Take ENGL 101 and 102.ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II3 creditsTake ENGL 109.ENGL109 - College Writing & Research6 creditsOral Communication.COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsMathematical Ways of Knowing.MATH123 - Math in Modern Society3 creditsMATH130 - Finite Mathematics4 creditsMTHPT130 - Finite Mathematics3 creditsMTHPT137 - Math for Technology4 creditsMATH143 - College Algebra3 creditsMATH147 - College Algebra Trig5 creditsMATH153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsMTHPT153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsMATH170 - Calculus I4 creditsMATH253 - Statistical Methods3 creditsMATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II4 creditsHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing.Take 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, 258, or 261.ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas3 creditsENGL257 - World Classics3 creditsENGL258 - International Literature3 creditsENGL261 - Mythologies3 creditsTake 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 101 or 150, MUS 101, 102, 150, 151 or 152, or THEA 101.ART100 - Introduction to Art3 creditsHUM101 - Art/Hist Motion Picture3 creditsHUM150 - Intro/Arts3 creditsMUS101 - Survey/Music3 creditsMUS102 - Music in America3 creditsMUS150 - World Music3 creditsMUS151 - History Musical Theater3 creditsMUS152 - Hist Jazz/Pop Music3 creditsTHEA101 - Survey/Theater3 creditsScientific Ways of KnowingBIOF100 - Intro Bioinformatics3 creditsBIOL100 - Concepts of Biology4 creditsBIOL120 - Plants and People4 creditsBIOL123 - Biology in Film3 creditsBIOL175 - Human Biology4 creditsBIOL227 - Anatomy/Physiology I4 creditsCHEM100 - Concepts of Chemistry4 creditsCHEM105 - Gen Organic/Biochemist4 creditsCHEM111 - Prin/Chemistry I4 creditsCS108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsCITPT108 - Intro to Computer Sci4 creditsFSCI101 - Intro/Forensic Science4 creditsGEOL101 - Physical Geology4 creditsGEOL120 - Intro Earth Systems4 creditsGIS271 - Intro/Geog Info Sci4 creditsID240 - Integrated Science II4 creditsNS140 - Integrated Science I4 creditsNS150 - Intro/Natural Sciences3 creditsNS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education4 creditsPHYS111 - General Physics I4 creditsPHYS112 - General Physics II4 creditsPHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ4 creditsPHYS205 - Descriptive Astronomy4 creditsPHYS211 - University Physics I5 creditsSocial & Behavioral Ways of KnowingECON201 - Principles of Macro3 creditsECON202 - Principles of Micro3 creditsHRPT185 - Hum Rel/Organizations3 creditsPSYC101 - Intro/Psychology3 creditsPSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc3 creditsPOLS101 - Amer National Government3 creditsPOLS237 - International Politics3 creditsSS185 - Hum Rel/Organizations3 creditsSOC102 - Social Problems3 creditsANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology3 creditsANTH120 - World Prehistory3 creditsANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies3 creditsGEOG102 - Intro to Geography3 creditsHIST101 - World History I3 creditsHIST102 - World History II3 creditsHIST111 - US History I3 creditsHIST112 - US History II3 creditsHRPT184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsPOLS285 - Comparative Government3 creditsSS184 - Diversity/Organization3 creditsSOC101 - Intro/Sociology3 creditsOne semester of foreign or heritage language.NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture4 creditsNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsSPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I4 creditsSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.ID300A - Animals and Society3 creditsID300B - Art and Censorship3 creditsID300C - Ethics and Identity3 creditsID300D - Ethics and Ecology3 creditsID300E - Ethics and Technology3 creditsID300F - Gender and Culture3 creditsID300G - Health Integrative Seminar3 creditsID300H - Law and Society3 creditsID300J - Terrorism3 creditsID300K - Values and Sports3 creditsID300L - Vietnam3 creditsID300M - Vulnerable Populations3 creditsID300N - Wilderness3 creditsID300P - Diseases and Society3 creditsID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil3 creditsID300R - Leadership & Ethics3 creditsID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit3 creditsID300T - Propaganda3 creditsID300U - Women in 20th Century3 creditsID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values3 creditsID300W - Food and Agriculture3 creditsID300X - Civil Rights Movement3 creditsID301A - Hells Canyon Institute3 creditsSS350 - Ethics:3 creditsHUM350 - Ethics:3 credits
Communication Arts Major complete the following 3 requirements48 creditsTake the followingTake COMM 201, 320, 330, 380, 384, and 498.COMM201 - Intro/Mass Communication3 creditsCOMM320 - Persuasion3 creditsCOMM330 - Prof Communication3 creditsCOMM380 - Ethical Iss/Communications3 creditsCOMM384 - Communication Theory3 creditsCOMM498 - Senior Res Proj Design3 creditsChoose COMM 211 or 301.COMM211 - Video Production I4 creditsCOMM301 - Media Relations3 creditsTake 3 credits of COMM 499.COMM499 - Research Project/Seminar3 creditsChoose one Communication Track.Public Advocacy Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 205, 250, 291, 300, 301, 304, 340, 345, 346, 347, 348, 370, 405, 420, 440, 470, or 475, or THEA 215.COMM205 - Logic/Argumentation3 creditsCOMM250 - Intro to Journalism3 creditsCOMM291 - WK:1 - 3 creditsCOMM300 - Print/Online Editing3 creditsCOMM301 - Media Relations3 creditsCOMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsCOMM346 - Nonprofit Management3 creditsCOMM347 - Nonprofit Fundraising3 creditsCOMM348 - Nonprofit Grnt Writng3 creditsCOMM370 - Political Comm3 creditsCOMM405 - Multimedia Writing3 creditsCOMM420 - Restorative Comm3 creditsCOMM440 - Social Media Marketing3 creditsCOMM470 - Conflict Management3 creditsCOMM475 - The Dark Side3 creditsTHEA215 - Principles/Acting3 creditsDigital Visual Arts Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 211, 301, 302, 311, 340, 361, 362, 363, 402, or 450, ART 235, THEA 480, CITPT 101, or 265, or PITPT 119, 139, 229, or 254.COMM211 - Video Production I4 creditsCOMM311 - Video Production II1 - 4 creditsCOMM301 - Media Relations3 creditsCOMM302 - Screenwriting3 creditsCOMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod3 creditsCOMM361 - Animation3 creditsCOMM362 - Documentary Tradition3 creditsCOMM363 - Native American/Film3 creditsCOMM402 - Advanced Screenwriting3 creditsCOMM450 - Digital Photography3 creditsART235 - Composition2 creditsTHEA480 - Directing3 creditsCITPT101 - Intro Web Design/Dev3 creditsCITPT265 - Image Edit & Illustration3 creditsPITPT119 - Adobe InDesign3 creditsPITPT139 - Adobe Photoshop3 creditsPITPT229 - Prin Design I3 creditsPITPT254 - Photoshop Photography3 creditsProfessional Communication Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 203, 304, 310, 345, 350, 400, 420, 440, or 470, BUS 311 or 321, 360 or 431, or ENGL 305, 308, or 497.COMM203 - Sm Group Communication3 creditsCOMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM310 - Organztnl Communication3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsCOMM350 - Sports Communication3 creditsCOMM400 - Advertising3 creditsCOMM420 - Restorative Comm3 creditsCOMM440 - Social Media Marketing3 creditsCOMM470 - Conflict Management3 creditsBUS311 - Foundation/Mgmt Theory3 creditsBUS321 - Prin/Marketing3 creditsBUS360 - Leadership3 creditsBUS431 - Public Relations3 creditsENGL305 - Advanced Writing/Comm3 creditsENGL308 - Survey of Pro Writing2 creditsENGL497 - Pro Writing Capstone1 creditTake 4 more COMM classes, for a total of 12 credits. Limit 6 credits of Co-op, Internship, or Practicum.COMM492 - ST:1 - 3 creditsCOMM250 - Intro to Journalism3 creditsCOMM294 - IN:1 - 12 creditsCOMM490 - DS:1 - 3 creditsCOMM290 - DS:1 - 3 creditsCOMM390 - DS:1 - 3 creditsCOMM350 - Sports Communication3 creditsCOMM395 - PR:1 - 12 creditsCOMM211 - Video Production I4 creditsCOMM292 - ST:1 - 3 creditsCOMM361 - Animation3 creditsCOMM295 - PR:1 - 12 creditsCOMM363 - Native American/Film3 creditsCOMM491 - WK:1 - 3 creditsCOMM299 - Research Assistantships1 - 12 creditsCOMM311 - Video Production II1 - 4 creditsCOMM360 - History/Motion Pictures3 creditsCOMM399 - Research Assistantships1 - 12 creditsCOMM411 - Video Production Unit1 - 4 creditsCOMM495 - PR:1 - 12 creditsCOMM394 - IN:1 - 12 creditsCOMM306 - Playwriting3 creditsCOMM475 - The Dark Side3 creditsCOMM494 - IN:1 - 12 creditsCOMM202 - Interpersonal Comm3 creditsCOMM384 - Communication Theory3 creditsCOMM312 - Video Editing/Compositing3 creditsCOMM450 - Digital Photography3 creditsCOMM195 - PR:1 - 12 creditsCOMM480 - Theory In Communicatn3 creditsCOMM302 - Screenwriting3 creditsCOMM310 - Organztnl Communication3 creditsCOMM347 - Nonprofit Fundraising3 creditsCOMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod3 creditsCOMM470 - Conflict Management3 creditsCOMM291 - WK:1 - 3 creditsCOMM362 - Documentary Tradition3 creditsCOMM405 - Multimedia Writing3 creditsCOMM406 - Adv Playwriting3 creditsCOMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM357 - Eur Culture in Film3 creditsCOMM370 - Political Comm3 creditsCOMM301 - Media Relations3 creditsCOMM348 - Nonprofit Grnt Writng3 creditsCOMM375 - Creating Digital Media3 creditsCOMM499 - Research Project/Seminar3 creditsCOMM440 - Social Media Marketing3 creditsCOMM204 - Public Speaking3 creditsCOMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm3 creditsCOMM203 - Sm Group Communication3 creditsCOMM320 - Persuasion3 creditsCOMM402 - Advanced Screenwriting3 creditsCOMM420 - Restorative Comm3 creditsCOMM201 - Intro/Mass Communication3 creditsCOMM205 - Logic/Argumentation3 creditsCOMM380 - Ethical Iss/Communications3 creditsCOMM300 - Print/Online Editing3 creditsCOMM392 - ST:1 - 3 creditsCOMM330 - Prof Communication3 creditsCOMM345 - Intercultural Comm3 creditsCOMM400 - Advertising3 creditsCOMM498 - Senior Res Proj Design3 creditsCOMM346 - Nonprofit Management3 credits
Foreign Language Bach Arts complete 1 of the following requirements12 creditsComplete foreign or heritage language, through the 202 level for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Course number 101, the first semester of language, is also required as a pre-requisite and may be used as Diversity or general electives.SpanishSPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II4 creditsSPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I4 creditsSPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II4 creditsNez PerceNP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History4 creditsNP201 - Inter Nez Perce Lang I4 creditsNP202 - Inter Nez Perce Lang II4 creditsOther Foreign or Heritage languages
120 Credits Required for Bachelor's Degree120 credits
Lab Science Requirement3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.