Program Goals & 4-Year Course Plan

Seal of UVUBelow are the program goals of the Department of Communication at Utah Valley University : 

Mission Statement: The Utah Valley University Communication Department is shaping students to become the industry's next top leaders in Journalism, Public Relations and Speech Communication through courses and engaged learning experiences that are theoretically-driven, innovative, and applied. The department prepares students with the necessary skills to communicate visually, orally and through written documentation within the context demanded by the business, journalism, marketing, and public relations world. Students are also equipped with a solid ethical foundation and an understanding of diversity, interdependence, and multiculturalism in the global community.

 Department Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs)/Objectives:

1. Foundational Knowledge: Students Demonstrate Knowledge of the Field of Communication and the Meaning and Purpose of Communication at the individual, societal, and global level. Foundational Knowledge ELO/Objective links to several university-wide ELOs, including:

a)    People of Integrity
b)    Stewards of Place 
c)     Knowledge Foundation

 2. Professional Expertise: Students Develop In-Depth and Professional Skills in One of Three Content Emphases (i.e., Public Relations, Speech Communication, or Journalism). Professional Expertise ELO/Objective links with several university-wide ELOs, including:

a)    Intellectual & Practical Skills Foundation,
b)    Professional Competency
c)     Integrative & Applied Learning

3. Application of Foundational Knowledge and Professional Expertise: Students apply knowledge and expertise to real-world situations and/or research questions. Application of Knowledge and Expertise ELO/Objective links with several university-wide ELOs, including:

a)    Integrative & Applied Learning
b)    Intellectual & Practical Skills Foundation
c)     Professional Competency

4). Diversity and Multiculturalism: Students identify the importance of understanding diversity and multiculturalism in a global and interconnected society. Diversity and Multiculturalism ELO/Objective links with several university-wide ELOs, including:

a)    Stewards of Place
b)    People of Integrity
c)     Integrative & Applied Learning 


Below is the "4-year Course Plan" for the Department of Communication.  Classes marked with an "X" will be offered.

 

Communication 4-Year Plan Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summ 2016 Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Summ 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summ 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summ2019
1020 Public Speaking X X X X X X X X X X X X
1050 Into to Speech Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
1130 Writing for Mass Media X X X X X X X X X X X X
120R Comm Forum

ON DEMAND

                   
128R Forensics ON DEMAND                    
1500 Intro to Mass Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
1610 Reporting for Mass Media X X   X X   X X   X X  
202R Comm Field Experience X X   X X   X X   X    
2100 New Editing Process   X     X     X     X  
2110 Interpersonal Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
2115 Intro to Health Comm   X   X     X     X    
2120 Small Group Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
217G Race Class Gender in US Cinema ON DEMAND                    
2250 Principles of Advertising       X     X     X    
2270 Argumentation X X     X     X     X  
2300 Public Relations X X X X X X X X X X    
2400 Organization Comm X X X X X X X X X X X X
2510 Visual Strategies X X   X X   X X   X X  
2560 Radio Production X     X     X     X    
2790 Magazine Writing X     X     X     X    
281R Internship X X X X X X X X X X X X
3000 Media Ethics X X   X X   X X        
3010 History of Mass Communication On Demand                    
3020 Comm Research Methods X X   X X   X X   X X  
3050 Theories of Comm & Culture X X   X X   X X   X X  
3100 Propaganda and Persuasion X     X     X     X    
3110 Non-Fiction Cinema History ON DEMAND                    
3120 New and Social Media X X X X X X X X X X    
314G Global Cinema History ON DEMAND                    
3150 Film Theory ON DEMAND                    
319G Intercultural Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
332G Cross-Cultural Comm X X   X X   X X   X X  
3410 Mediation and Negotiation X X   X X   X X   X X  
3420 Communication and Conflict X X   X X   X X   X X  
350R Special Topics                        
Journalism   X X X X X X X X X X X X
PR   X X X X X X X X X X X X
SCOMM   X X X X X X X X X X X X
3520 PR Case Studies X X X X X X X X X X    
3530 PR Writing X X X X X X X X X X    
3540 Sports PR X X   X X   X X   X    
362G International Comm ON DEMAND                    
363R PR Firm X X   X X   X X   X    
3660 Investigative Reporting       X           X    
3680 Advertising Media Planning ON DEMAND                    
3690 Creative Strategy in Comm Campaigns ON DEMAND                    
3700 Free Expression X X X X X X X X X X X X
3780 Mormon Cultural Studies   X   X X X X X X X X X
3790 Case Studies in Journalism   X     X     X     X  
401G Communication Education X     X     X     X    
4110 Interpersonal Comm Theory & Research X     X     X     X    
4115 Advanced Health Comm         X           X  
4120 Group Comm   X     X     X     X  
4170 Contemporary Issues in Org Comm   X           X        
4180 Comm and Social Behavior     X   X       X   X  
4200 Advanced Mediation and Negotiation X     X     X     X    
4250 Comm and Leadership X     X     X     X    
431R Comm Executive Lecture Series X X   X X   X X   X    
479R Journalism Workshop X X X X X X X X X X X X
481R Internship X X X X X X X X X X X X
4830 Competitive Case Studies X           X          
4850 PR Campaigns X X   X X   X X   X    
4930 Comm Capstone                        
JOUR/SC   X X   X X   X X   X X  
PR   X X   X X   X X   X X   

 

**All course requirements are subject to change based on class-year and availability of courses. Additional courses may be required to graduate. Please see your advisor for the most up to date information.** For the most recent course catalog and course descriptions, please click here.