Program Goals & 4-Year Course Plan

Seal of UVUBelow are the program goals of the Department of Communication at Utah Valley University : 

Knowledge: Students demonstrate knowledge of the field of communication.

1. Build a foundation of theoretical and current knowledge and explore how the concepts, constructs, and principles are interrelated in the field of communication (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 1.2, 2.4 and 4.1.). Identify theoretical and current knowledge and interrelate the concepts, constructs, and principles in the field of communication.  

2. Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.4, 4.1.).

3. Investigate concepts of diversity and multiculturalism (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.4, and 4.1.). Identify and express concepts of diversity and multiculturalism

 Expertise: Students develop in depth skills in a content area.

1. Become familiar with authoritative and credible resources (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2). Identify authoritative and credible resources. 

2. Become up to date with current research findings on chosen topics (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.1, 2.2.). Select and organize current research findings on chosen topics. 

3. Discover the methodologies and instruments used by those in the discipline, researchers and practitioners (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.1, 2.2). Distinguish the methodologies and instruments used by those in the discipline, researchers and practitioners. 

4. Demonstrate critical analysis of the discipline from multiple perspectives (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.1, 2.2). Illustrate critical analysis of the discipline from multiple perspectives. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving in the discipline.  Apply critical thinking and problem solving in the discipline (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.1, 2.2).

5.  Demonstrate understanding of, and ability to, work productively in teams (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 2.2, 2.4, and 4.1).

Application: Students apply knowledge and expertise to real world situations or research. 

1. Apply theory and research in the Communication program (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2).

2. Test the theories and research findings examined in real-life situations (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2).

3.  Apply ethical principles of the Communication discipline (The goal connects with UVU level outcomes numbers 1.1, 1.2, 3.1, 3.2).


Below is the "4-year Course Plan" for the Department of Communication.  Classes marked with an "X" will be offered.

 

Communication 4-Year Plan Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summ 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summ 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summ 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summ2019
1000 Exploring the Comm Major X X X X X X X X X X X X
1020 Public Speaking X X X X X X X X X X X X
1050 Into to Speech Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
1130 Writing for Mass Media X X X X X X X X X X X X
120R Comm Forum

ON DEMAND

                   
128R Forensics ON DEMAND                    
1500 Intro to Mass Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
1610 Reporting for Mass Media X X   X X   X X   X X  
202R Comm Field Experience X X   X X   X X   X    
2100 New Editing Process   X     X     X     X  
2110 Interpersonal Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
2115 Intro to Health Comm   X   X     X     X    
2120 Small Group Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
217G Race Class Gender in US Cinema ON DEMAND                    
2250 Principles of Advertising       X     X     X    
2270 Argumentation X X     X     X     X  
2300 Public Relations X X X X X X X X X X    
2400 Organization Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
2510 Visual Strategies X X   X X   X X   X X  
2560 Radio Production X     X     X     X    
2790 Magazine Writing X     X     X     X    
281R Internship X X X X X X X X X X X X
3000 Media Ethics X X   X X   X X        
3010 History of Mass Communication On Demand                    
3020 Comm Research Methods X X   X X   X X   X X  
3050 Theories of Comm & Culture X X   X X   X X   X X  
3100 Propaganda and Persuasion X     X     X     X    
3110 Non-Fiction Cinema History ON DEMAND                    
3120 New and Social Media X X X X X X X X X X    
314G Global Cinema History ON DEMAND                    
3150 Film Theory ON DEMAND                    
319G Intercultural Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
332G Cross-Cultural Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
3410 Mediation and Negotiation X X   X X   X X   X X  
3420 Communication and Conflict X X   X X   X X   X X  
350R Special Topics                        
Journalism   X X X X X X X X X X X X
PR   X X X X X X X X X X X X
SCOMM   X X X X X X X X X X X X
3520 PR Case Studies X X X X X X X X X X    
3530 PR Writing X X X X X X X X X X    
3540 Sports PR X X   X X   X X   X    
362G International Comm ON DEMAND                    
363R PR Firm X X   X X   X X   X    
3660 Investigative Reporting       X           X    
3680 Advertising Media Planning ON DEMAND                    
3690 Creative Strategy in Comm Campaigns ON DEMAND                    
3700 Free Expression X X X X X X X X X X X X
3780 Mormon Cultural Studies   X   X X X X X X X X X
3790 Case Studies in Journalism   X     X     X     X  
401G Communication Education X     X     X     X    
4110 Interpersonal Comm Theory & Research X     X     X     X    
4115 Advanced Health Comm         X           X  
4120 Group Comm   X     X     X     X  
4170 Contemporary Issues in Org Comm   X           X        
4180 Comm and Social Behavior     X   X       X   X  
4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation X     X     X     X    
4250 Comm and Leadership X     X     X     X    
431R Comm Executive Lecture Series X X   X X   X X   X    
479R Journalism Workshop X X X X X X X X X X X X
481R Internship X X X X X X X X X X X X
4830 Competitive Case Studies X           X          
4850 PR Campaigns X X   X X   X X   X    
4930 Comm Capstone                        
JOUR/SC   X X   X X   X X   X X  
PR   X X   X X   X X   X X   

 

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