Communication Arts Major and Minor

Communication at W&J is grounded in the disciplines of rhetoric and theatre, each with a long-standing interest in citizenship. Theatre, as an art, helps a community reflect on its problems, and rhetoric is the art of argument through which shared problems are managed or solved. These arts of citizenship are the lenses through which our program examines interactions between artists/speakers/writers and audiences, preparing students for meaningful participation in civic and professional communities.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: COM 100 , COM 500 (Capstone), and eight additional courses as follows: one additional introductory course from COM 120 , COM 130 , COM 140 , or THR 181 ; one performance course from COM 218 , COM 220 , THR 180 , or THR 280 ; three advanced courses (at least two must be COM courses) from COM 320 , COM 330 , COM 340 , COM 360 , COM 381 , THR 379 , THR 399 ; and three electives from any of the above courses or other COM designated courses not used to fulfill other major requirements.

Communication Arts Capstone (COM 500):  The Communication Arts capstone brings together the skills and knowledge developed through study in the major. Capstone Projects may be perfected through a co-curricular program of the student’s choice--or through an approved internship or other individual or group project developed by either students or faculty. The Capstone Project will not only explore a student’s interests but also provide him or her with the opportunity to present the work to an invited or public audience. It is recommended that students complete their Capstone in the first semester of the senior year.

A student majoring in Communication Arts may not major in Theatre. Any courses applied to the Communication Arts Major may not count toward a Theatre Minor.

MINOR REQUIREMENTS: A total of at least six courses as follows: one introductory course from COM 100 , COM 120 , COM 130 , COM 140 ; one performance course from COM 218 , COM 220 , THR 180 , THR 280 ; two advanced courses (at least one must be a COM course) from  COM 320 , COM 330 , COM 340 , COM 360 , COM 381 , THR 379 , THR 399 ; and two electives from any of the above courses or other COM designated courses not used to fulfill other minor requirements.

Faculty

For more information, please contact Professor Anthony Fleury.