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Concentrations

concentrations (minimum of 6 courses) add academic breadth to the richness of the Communication Major.

Related to students' multiple interests, typical concentrations, and sample applications, include: 

Business/Management/Marketing

  • Prepares for leadership in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
  • Fits well with CMC Public Relations and Human Resources interests

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Introduction to Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Accounting

 

Computer Science (strengthens knowledge of today’s modes of interaction) 

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Intro to Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science I & II
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Web Design

 

 

History (concentration or double major) or Pre-Law

  • Is ideal for students entering public service, cultural studies, grad school
  • Adds specific emphases to grounding in written/oral Communication and critical thinking for students contemplating Law School
History

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • American Studies
  • American Intellectual & Cultural History
  • Constitutional History
  • Latin American History
  • Medieval Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Political Science
Pre-Law

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

Required CMC courses:

  • Classical and Modern Rhetoric
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • History of American Public Address

Additional courses selected from

  • Constitutional or Intellectual/Cultural History
  • Political Science or American Government
  • Business Law
  • Critical Thinking or Ancient/Medieval Philosphy
  • Principles of Economics

 

Language & Literature (concentration or double major)

  • Contributes to careers in journalism, writing, publications
  • Helps prepare for graduate study in rhetoric, literature, humanities

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • American Literature I or II
  • English Literature I or II
  • German Literature in Translation
  • World Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Children’s or Adolescent Literature

 

 

Media Studies
  • Provides hands-on experience applicable to wide range of media
  • Includes both theoretical and practical aspects of media today

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Digital Imaging
  • Digital Video I & II
  • Black/White & Digital Photography
  • Time, Motion, Communication
  • Web Design
  • Journalism

 

 

Ministry
  • Introduces students to range of ministerial roles
  • Adds helpful background for graduate study in Ministry

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Education in Ministry
  • Leadership in Ministry
  • Ministry of Liturgy
  • Music in the Church
  • Proclamation Ministry
  • Youth Ministry or Pastoral Care Ministry

Plus up to two upper-level Bible, Philosophy, or Theology courses, if desired. 

 

Music (concentration or double major)

  • Underscores multiplicity and interconnectedness of human expression
  • Serves well in pursuing participation/leadership in arts organizations

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Music History & Literature (two courses min)
  • Music Theory(two courses min)
  • Music in the Church
  • Jazz Theory/Improvisation
  • Applied Performance(4 credits max.)
  • Music Methods(2 courses max)

 

 

Psychology (concentration or double major) or Social Science

  • Strengthens understanding of human beings in relationship and culture
  • Prepares for counseling-related interaction and graduate study
Psychology

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Counseling Theory & Practice
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Theory
  • Psychology of Learning & Behavior

 

Social Science

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

Combination of Sociology & Psychology

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Marriage and the Family
  • Modern Social Problems
  • Ethnic and Social Diversity
  • Social Psychology
  • Any Psychology courses

 

 

Religion & Philosophy

  • Provides theological and analytic perspectives
  • Adds preparation for seminary studies

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Gospel of John, Apostle Paul, or Epistles
  • Prophets, Pentateuch, or Psalms
  • Ancient/Medieval or Recent/Contemporary Philosophy
  • Biblical Theology & Contemporary Culture
  • Theological Issues
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Plus up to two courses in Ministry or Music in Church

 

 

Visual Arts

  • Examines interdisciplinary aspects of Communication and the Arts
  • Strengthens visual-rhetorical connections and applications

Sampling of courses that can be applied to a Concentration of at least six courses.

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Foundations of Two-Dimensional Design
  • Foundations of Three-Dimensional Design
  • Black/White Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography

 

 

Additional Concentrations may be developed in consultation with the CMC Department (e.g., Criminal Justice, Spanish, Women’s Studies).