The Communication program gives students an informed understanding of how people create meaning.
Bachelor of Science in Communication students learn proficiency in persuasion, critical analysis, and oral, written, and visual literacy, while becoming aware of how communication—theoretically and practically—creates individual and collective cultural realities and informs citizenship.
Students majoring in Communication specialize in at least one of four areas: journalism, visual communication, environmental communication, and organizational communication.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.
NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.
Communication STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
Finlandia believes it is important for the student to be exposed to the world. By fostering exchange relations with foreign learning institutions we are able to bring experts from around the world to teach on campus and offer students the opportunity to attend college overseas.
ADDITIONAL LINKS AND FORMS
- Degree Requirements_2015-16
- Communications Suggested Course Schedule_2015-16
- Course Descriptions_2015-16
What you will learn
Graduates will be able to:
- Model and develop written and oral rhetorical strategies.
- Understand basic communication competencies, applying known means to knowledge bases.
- Analyze a variety of oral, written, and visual messages as critical consumers of messages and skillful makers of effective messages.
- Understand that communication is critical to the development of citizenship.
- Build and expand on traditional and popular literacies while analyzing the varied ways in which humans derive and convey meaning.
Sample Courses (CORE)
- News Editing
Introduction to medically important microorganisms. Topics include microbial growth and metabolism, methods of control, host-parasite interactions, and microbial disease of the human body. Includes laboratory. Available spring semesters. Prerequisite: BIO 113 or BIO 172.
- Design Thinking
A thorough introduction to contemporary graphic design studio practices, emphasizes the development of creative and analytical skill sets utilized to solve complex visual problems involving image-making, storytelling and design matrices. Available fall semesters. Prerequisite: ARD 114.
Explores e-marketing from a marketing perspective, the Internet’s impact on business, the principles and concepts of doing business on the Web, new media-focused marketing, operational transformation, formation of electronic markets, and the digital economy. Available fall semesters. Prerequisite: BUS 245.