Core (required of all majors) – 6.25 units

Lower‐level

  • Communication Theory (100.X – new course at OWU)
  • Research Methods in Communication (200.X – new course at OWU)
    • Pre‐requisite course: Communication Theory
  • SPCH 210   Public Speaking
  • Digital Media (200.X – new course at OWU)
  • Writing Review (100.X – 0.25 course)

Upper‐level

  • Internship in Communication (300.X) – total of 1.0 unit; must be related to chosen concentration (see below)
  • Capstone in Communication (400.X) – all concentrations together, but project must be related to chosen concentration (see below)
    • Pre‐requisites: relevant advanced theory course in chosen concentration, and
    • Completed internship related to chosen concentration

Concentration (must choose one, students may not receive more than one concentration) – a minimum of 5.0 units

Media Production Studies

  • Media Effects & Society (100.X – new course at OWU)
  • Persuasive Communication (300.X – new OWU advanced theory course)
    • Pre‐requisite course: Research Methods
  • Two production electives:
    • JOUR 250   Radio Production (0.5 units)
    • JOUR 300.1   Photojournalism
    • ENG 319   Screen‐Writing
    • SOAN 365   Documentary Film‐making
    • Advanced Video Production (300.X – potential new course)
  • One or more additional electives:
    • ENG 254   Introduction to Film
    • PG 261   American Politics & Mass Media
    • WGS 300.1   Women and Media
    • JOUR 370   Media Law
    • ART 355   Photography I
    • ART 357   Graphic Design I
    • ENG 300.9   Magazine Writing
    • Effective Communication (300.X – new OWU advanced theory course)
    • THEA 210   Beginning Acting

Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group Communication

  • Organizational Communication (300.X – new OWU advanced theory course)
    • Pre‐requisite course: Research Methods
  • Interpersonal and Group Communication (300.X – new OWU course)
  • Conflict Resolution (300.X – new OWU course)
  • One diversity elective:
    • Inter‐cultural Communication (300.X – new OWU course)
    • WGS 325   Race and Gender in the Media
  • One additional elective:
    • PSYC/BUS 264   Organizational Psychology (or Industrial Psychology)
    • SPCH 310   Advanced Speech
    • SOAN/BUS 363   Organizational Structure and Design
    • Persuasive Communication (300.X – new OWU course)
    • Inter‐cultural Communication (300.X – new OWU course)
    • WGS 325   Race and Gender in the Media

Strategic Corporate Communication

  • BUS 210   Marketing
  • BUS 307   Digital Marketing – 0.5 units
  • BUS 307   Public Relations – 0.5 units
  • BUS 307   Advertising – 0.5 units
  • Persuasive Communication (300.X – new OWU advanced theory course)
    • Pre‐requisite course: Research Methods
  • Minimum 1‐1/2 units of electives:
    • Organizational Communication (300.X – new OWU advanced theory course)
    • Media Effects and Society (100.X – new OWU course)
    • SPCH 310   Advanced Speech
    • JOUR 370   Media Law
    • Health Communication (300.X – potential new OWU course; may be 0.5 units)
    • Technical Communication (300.X – potential new OWU course; may be 0.5 units)
    • Political Communication (300.X – potential new OWU course; may be 0.5 units)

Note – Some of the new courses serve more than one concentration; some of the
new electives may be taught on an alternating year basis until enrollment grows to
support more frequent offerings.