Studying Communication at Regis

Regis’ communication program provides foundational understanding of the study of communication (theory and methods) and knowledge in areas such as public, intercultural, interpersonal and organizational communication; performance, advertising, public relations, mass media and cultural studies; video production, and new communication technologies.
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Communication

The Communication major at Regis is designed for students whose academic, creative and professional interests may be interdisciplinary or wide-ranging. Our majors and minors are required to take theory, research methods, ethics and a capstone course, in addition to an array of other offerings that expand knowledge across the discipline. They also complete an internship or practicum.

Majors choose from three tracks:

When we study Human Communication and Conflict, we begin to understand human experiences as systemic, co-created, emergent, narrative and performed. This track emphasizes the face-to-face processes that constitute our everyday social, family and professional lives, and looks at how we enact identity, community and culture. Courses provide research experience, critical perspectives and practices that prepare students to see contexts; to engage productively in conflicts, and to succeed in all spheres of endeavor.

The goal of the Media and Society track is to develop informed, ethical and creative practitioners, leaders, critics and consumers in the professions and industries of mass media (broadcast, print and online). With an emphasis on practical application through community engagement, students have opportunities to write for the student paper, produce a show for the radio station, create an advertising campaign and more.

The Public Relations and Civic Engagement track gives students the knowledge and skills required to transition from college into a business/professional environment. The track emphasizes community engagement though volunteerism, service learning, and the internship program. Here, students learn to be ethical actors in the business community, and to use the skills crafted by the track to support community conscious organizations.

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Communication with the following emphasis areas. All majors must choose one:

Human Communication and Conflict (HC)

Media and Society (MS)

Public Relations & Civic Engagement (PR)

Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (9 credit hours)

FOUNDATIONAL: ALL MAJORS MUST TAKE (9 CR)

COM 300 Career and Professional Portfolio
COM 380 Communication: Questions, Contexts and Theory
COM 381 Research Methods in Communication
Total Upper Division Requirements  (30 credit hours)

INTRODUCTORY UPPER DIVISION COURSES FOR EMPHASIS AREAS: ALL MAJORS CHOOSE ONE BASED ON EMPHASIS AREA (3 CR) 

COM 400A
Interpersonal Communication (HC)
COM 409A
American Media Institutions (MS)
COM 416A
Intro to Public Relations (PR)
 

ADVANCED UPPER DIVISION COURSES FOR EMPHASIS AREAS: ALL MAJORS CHOOSE ONE BASED ON EMPHASIS AREA (3 CR)

COM 409B Critical Methods for Visual Communication (MS)
COM 416B Public Relations (PR)
COM 418  Organizational Communication (HC)
ESSENTIAL: ALL MAJORS MUST TAKE (9 CR)
COM 427
Communication Ethics
COM 495
Senior Capstone Experience
COM 496
Communication Practicum
COM 498
Internship in Communication
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVES FOR EMPHASIS AREAS: ALL MAJORS CHOOSE FIVE BASED ON EMPHASIS AREA (15 CR)
COM 400  Intercultural Communication 
COM 402 Media Aesthetics (MS, PR)
COM 403E-W

Forensic Participation

COM 404

Community Story Telling (HC)

COM 405 Interpersonal Conflict (HC, PR)
COM 411 Performance of Self & Society (HC, PR)
COM 413 Divisive Discourses, Difficult Conversations (HC, PR)
COM 419 Performance Workshop: Theatre, Civic Engagement and Social Justice (HC, PR)
COM 421 Persuasion and Argumentation (HC, MS, PR)
COM 424

New Communication Technologies (HC, MS, PR)

COM 425

Video Production (HC, MS, PR)

COM 428 Media and Politics (HC, MS, PR)
COM 430 Music and Audio Technology (MS, PR)
COM 432

Advertising Theory and Practice (MS, PR)

COM 440

Gender, Sexuality and Communication (HC, MS, PR)

COM 443

Freedom of Speech (HC, MS, PR)

COM 445

Television Programming and Criticism (MS)

COM 456 The Culture and Politics of Public Memory (HC, MS, PR)
COM 457E-J/RCC 400D Special Topics in Communication and Diversity (HC, MS, PR)
COM 458E-J/RCC 410E Special Topics in Communication and Environment (HC, MS, PR)
COM 459E-J/RCC 420J Special Topics in Communication and Justice (HC, MS, PR)
COM 460E-J/RCC 430M Special Topics in Communication and Meaning (HC, MS, PR)
COM 464 Film Criticism (MS)
COM 471  International Communication (HC, MS, PR)
COM 485E-W

Special Topics in Communication (HC, MS, PR) 

COM 490E-W
Independent Study in Communication (HC, MS, PR)

Tuition

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