Catalog 2021-2022

Public Information

The public information concentration is designed for the student who works in or wants to work as a communication specialist, most likely for a public or nonprofit agency, and who desires to combine select courses from a variety of related disciplines into a cohesive degree. 

Concentration Requirements

To meet the requirements for the public information concentration, students must satisfactorily complete the following requirements:

A minimum of 46 credit hours in the concentration, consisting of:

COM 224Media and Society

4

COM 225Media Writing

4

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

COM 384Writing for Public Relations

4

One of the following courses:

SPE 212Global Speech, Human Rights and Social Justice

4

SPE 308Group Presentation and Leading Change

4

THR 204Acting I for Non-Majors

3

At least 15 credit hours in English (ENG), Literature (LIT) and/or Writing (WRI) courses:

ENG or LIT English or literature courses

8

WRI Writing course

4

One of the following:

PSC 101Introduction to American Government

4

PSC 326Political Campaigns and Electoral Politics

4

PSC 426Public Opinion

4

HIS 326The History of U.S. Foreign Relations

4

Total Credit Hours:16

At least 8 credit hours in Art (ART) or other Communication (COM) courses:

ART/COM
Studio performance courses are accepted