Communication

Degree Programs

Essential Studies

The Essential Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

General Studies

For those students who began under the General Studies requirements for Chadron State College, they are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Communication Arts comprehensive curriculum prepares students for professional careers or graduate school in one of the three major areas of student interest: Human Communication, Journalism, & Public Relations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn to gather, evaluate, & synthesize materials in the following contexts:
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Public Address
    • Group/Team Communication
    • Mass Communication
  2. Learn to create & evaluate messages designed for target groups related to:
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Public Address
    • Group/Team Communication
    • Mass Communication

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Communication Arts

A student must complete the Core requirements & one of the Options listed in addition to the Essential Studies requirements. Students pursuing this combination major are strongly recommended to enroll in First Year Spanish & MATH 232, Applied Statistics, to fulfill the General Studies requirements for Global & Social Awareness & Mathematics.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
C A 233 Presentational Speaking 3
C A 234 Photojournalism 3
C A 238 Introduction to Mass Media 3
C A 260 Intro to Communication Theory 3
C A 333 News Journalism 3
C A 334 Theories & Practices of Persuasion 3
C A 346

CA 442
Intercultural Communication
or
Globalization, Culture & Media
3
C A 351 Organizational Communication 3
C A 390

C A 391
Internship in Communication
or
Internship in Journalism
3
C A 434 Editing & Design 3
Total hours 30

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Interpersonal Communication Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 30
CA 130 Interpersonal Communication 3
C A 225 Communicating in Group & Teams 3
C A 230 Conflict Resolution & Mediation 3
C A 260 Introduction to Comm Theory 3
CA 353 Health Communication 3
C A 420 Relational & Family Communication 3
C A 430 Research Methods 3
C A 440 Gendered Communication 3
Total hours 54

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Journalism Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 30
ART 229 Intro to Graphic Design 3
C A 231 Intro to Digital Publishing 3
C A 133 Media Writing 3
C A 335 Media Advertising 3
C A 430 Research Methods 3
C A 431 Media Projects 3
C A 433 Media Law 3
Total hours 54

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Public Relations Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 30
C A 231 Intro to Digital Publishing 3
C A 133 Media Writing 3
C A 250 Intro to Public Relations 3
C A 335 Media Advertising 3
C A 350 Applied Public Relations 3
C A 430 Research Methods 3
C A 443 Media Law 3
C A 450 Public Relations: Current Trends 3
Total hours 54

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Minors in Communication Arts

Minor in Interpersonal Communication

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies Requirements & a major in another area.

Number Course Title Hours
C A 130 Interpersonal Communication 3
C A 225 Communicating in Group & Terms 3
C A 230 Conflict Resolution & Mediation 3
C A 260 Introduction to Comm Theory 3
C A 353 Health Communication 3
C A 420 Relational & Family Communication 3
C A 440 Gendered Communication 3
Total hours 21

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Minor in Journalism

A student must complete the following program in addition to theEssential Studies Requirements & a major in another area.

Number Course Title Hours
C A 231 Intro to Digital Publishing 3
C A 234 Photojournalism 3
C A 238 Intro to Mass Media 3
C A 333 News Journalism 3
C A 431 Media Projects 3
C A 434 Editing & Design 3
C A 443 Media Law 3
Total hours 21

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Minor in Public Relations

A student must complete the following program in addition to the General Studies Requirements & a major in another area.

Number Course Title Hours
C A 133 Media Writing 3
C A 231 Intro to Digital Publishing 3
C A 250 Intro to Public Relations 3
C A 350 Applied Public Relations 3
C A 430 Research Methods 3
C A 434 Editing and Design 3
C A 450 Public Relations: Current Trends 3
Total hours 21

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