Communication BA Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication requires 33 credit hours including:
I. Introduction Course (3 credit hours)
- COM 201: Introduction to Communication (3) DS
II. Foundation Courses (9 credit hours)
- COM 310: Media Arts (3) DA
- COM 320: Communication and Communities (3) DS
- COM 330: Information and Communication Technology Concepts (3)
III. Communication Electives (18 credit hours)
- COM 331: Techniques of Video and Digital Cinema (3)
- COM 337: Techniques of Multimedia (3)
- COM 339: Public Relations Writing (3)
- COM 340: Intercultural Communication (3) DS
- COM 350: Mediated Interpersonal Communication (3) DS
- COM 390: Journalism/Communications Workshops (V)
- COM 392: Emerging Topics (3)
- COM 401: Survey of Inquiry Methods in Communication (3) DS
- COM 420: Communication in Multicultural Organizations (3) DS
- COM 421: Public Relations Strategies (3)
- COM 422: Public Relations Campaign (3)
- COM 431: Studio Production (3)
- COM 432: Social Media (3)
- COM 433: Video Scriptwriting (3)
- COM 436: Media Effects (3)
- COM 438: Telecommunication in the Pacific Hemisphere (3) DS
- COM 444: Communication and Gender (3) DS
- COM 451: Communication and Law (3) DS
- COM 452: Building Communication Theory (3) DS
- COM 459: Special Topics (3)
- COM 460: Media Ethics (3) DS
- COM 475: Global Communication (3) DS
- COM 480: Communication Seminar (3)
- COM 489: Communicating Creativity (3)
- COM 490: Senior Thesis Project (3)
- COM 495: Communication Internship (V)
- COM 499: Special Problems (V)
IV. Capstone (3 credit hours from one of the following)
- COM 476: Capstone in Digital Cinema Production (3)
- COM 477: Capstone in Interactive Multimedia Design and Development (3)
- COM 478: Capstone in Communication in Communities (3)
- COM 479: Capstone Project in ICTs and Policy (3)
General Education Designations
- DA – Diversification-Arts
- DS – Diversification-Social Science
See the UH Catalog for more information.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students earning a Communication BA will be able to:
- Design communication and media projects to make meaningful contributions to diverse social, professional or academic communities, communicating effectively orally, in writing, and through digital media.
- Reflect critically on communication products such as media productions, research and policy reports and everyday texts.
- Demonstrate preparedness for academic and professional careers in communication.
- Demonstrate global awareness, including an awareness of cultures in the Hawaii-Pacific region and issues related to cross-cultural communication.
- Engage in collaborative problem solving, both face-to-face and in online environments.
- Analyze the ethical dimensions of communication.
- Critically evaluate the use of technology in communication.