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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Communications

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Terry Likes, Ph.D., Chair
105 Performing Arts Center
Telephone 615-963-7992

Faculty: S. Caraballo, M. Ginther, P. Idoye, C. Jackson, K. Johnson, L. James, J. Mitchell, D. Page, M. Richie, J. Stephens, Q. Tang, T. Winston.

Professional Staff: M. Collino, S. Laflin, J. Richie, D. Wilson
Office Staff: T. McGarr, R. Spurlock

General Statement: The Department of Communications offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in Communication. Within the major, the Department offers concentrations in Mass Communication (Journalism, Film & Television, Media Leadership & Performance or Integrated Marketing Communication), Communication Studies (Intercultural Communication and Health Communication) and Theatre (Performance and Production). A minor in Communication is also offered, with requirements varying by area of interest.

The programs for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees require a minimum of 120 semester hours with 42 of these hours being courses numbered on the 3000 and 4000 levels.

Majors in the Department of Communications are encouraged to pursue a second major or a minor. A foreign language is also encouraged. Students completing a foreign language through the intermediate level (2010 and 2020, or higher) earn the B.A. degree. Students completing less foreign language, or no foreign language, earn the B.S. degree.

Students must earn grades of C or better in all courses used to satisfy requirements for the major. This includes COMM 1040 , COMM 2200  and THTR 1020 . Students receiving D or F grades in major core courses must repeat those courses to obtain a C or better. The Department encourages participation in co-curricular organizations and activities, including WTST Campus Radio, TSU TV News, TSU TV Program Production, TSU News Network, The Meter student newspaper, the student-run advertising/public relations agency, the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho, the Forensics team, theatre productions and T. E. Poag players.




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