This option focuses on the history, theory, criticism, cultural uses, and production practices of television, film, radio, and digital media. Majors complete a media production course to gain a concrete understanding of the possibilities of these media. Emphasis is on critical analysis, creative expression, and an understanding of how media functions in our society.

COM ARTS 250 Survey of Contemporary Media3
Radio–TV–Film Core
COM ARTS 350 Introduction to Film3
COM ARTS 351 Television Industries3
Production (1 course)3-4
Introduction to Media Production
Editing and Post-production for Video and Film
Writing for Television and Film
Cinematography and Sound Recording
Advanced Motion Picture Production Workshop
Theory–History–Criticism (3 courses)9
Film Comedy
Topics in Film and Media Studies
Critical Internet Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Film History to 1960
Film Genres
History of the Animated Film
History of Documentary Film
Sports Media
Ethics of Entertainment Media
Topics in Digital Studies (Radio, Television, & Film)
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Gender, Sexuality, and the Media
Latino/as and Media
Asian Americans and Media
Media and National Identity
Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music
Cultural History of Broadcasting
Television Criticism
Critical Film Analysis
French Film
Russian and Soviet Film
Global Media Cultures
New Media and Society
Italian Film
Global Art Cinema
American Independent Cinema
Avant-Garde Film
Television Genres
Digital Game Cultures
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
The American Film Industry in the Era of the Studio System
Contemporary Media Industries
Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies
Special Topics in Film
German Film
Film Theory
Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies (1 course)3
Communication and Human Behavior
Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate
Speech Composition
Theory and Practice of Group Discussion
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication
Topics in Rhetoric and Communication Science
Rhetoric and Health
Media and Human Behavior
Online Communication and Personal Relationships
Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture
Introduction to Quantitative Research in Communication
Theory and Practice of Persuasion
Great Speakers and Speeches
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
Intercultural Communication & Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Religion
Topics in Digital Studies (Communication Science & Rhetoric)
The Psychology of Communication
Contemporary Political Discourse
Rhetoric and Technology
Nature of Criticism-The Public Arts of Communication
Rhetoric and Power on the Internet
Digital Media and Political Communication
Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
Media, Deliberation, and Public Issues
Communication Theory
Theories of Deliberation and Controversy
Communication and Interethnic Behavior
Classical Rhetorical Theory
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric of Globalization and Transnationalism
Rhetoric of US Immigration and Naturalization
Communication in Complex Organizations
Dynamics of Online Relationships
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Address
Special Topics in Communication Science
Mass Media and Youth
Health Communication in the Information Age
History of American Public Address
Communication and Social Conflict
Two COM ARTS courses numbered 200-699 2
Total Credits30-31
Communication-A3Ethnic Studies (complete within first 60 credits)3
COM ARTS 100 (complete during your first year)
Foreign Language (if required)3-4
Quantitative Reasoning-A (complete during your first year)3-4L&S Breadth3
Foreign Language (if required)3-4L&S Breadth3
COM ARTS 25013I/A Comp Sci, Math, or Stats (if required for the BS)3
First-Year Seminar (optional)1Please refer to the Requirements tab in the Guide for additional College of Letters & Science Breadth and Degree Requirements as well as Residence and Quality of Work requirements for the major.
 13-15 15-16
Communication-B (during second year)3COM ARTS 3513
L&S Breadth3L&S Breadth3
I/A Comp Sci, Math, or Stats (if required for the BS)3L&S Breadth3
INTER-LS 210 (optional: complete fall or spring)1 
 16 16
Quantitiative Reasoning-B3Elective in the Major: Com Arts 200-6993
Com Arts Theory-History-Criticism3L&S Breadth3
Com Arts Theory-History-Criticism3L&S Breadth or an Elective3
L&S Breadth3Elective3
L&S Breadth3Elective3
(Note: Students must declare a major by the time they reach 86 credits.) 
 15 15
Com Arts Theory-History-Criticism3Elective in the Major: Com Arts 200-6993
Com Arts Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies course3Elective3
L&S Breadth or an Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits 120-123