- Mass Communication
- Organizational Communication
- Communication Minor
- Organizational Minor
- Radio and Electronic Media Minor
The mass communication track examines mass media from many perspectives, including: critical, historical, programming, audience impact and production. Students will explore how media both shapes and is shaped by society and will learn to produce common forms of journalistic writing, as well as radio and television programming.
Fueled by rapid growth in emerging technologies, the last decade has been a period of unparalleled expansion by local, national and international media organizations. These changes have provided new opportunities for students of the mass media track. In addition, recent graduates have been very successful in obtaining employment in the media and related industries, or in pursuing graduate education.
In this track, students study communication within organizations, both profit and nonprofit. Students will develop both the knowledge and skills to prepare, deliver and evaluate messages within organizations. In addition, students will study interpersonal and small group communication, cross-cultural communication and persuasion, examining their role in businesses, government agencies, hospitals, schools and other groups.
Students must complete either COMM 200 (Perspectives on Human Communication) or COMM 211 (Introduction to Mass Communications) and 15 additional hours from the Department of Communication's listing in the most recent undergraduate catalog. These 15 additional hours must be selected in consultation with a department advisor and must be taken from courses designated as COMM that originate in the Communication Department.Transfer courses and/or courses originating in other Saint Xavier departments are accepted only after review and evaluation by faculty who agree that courses in question enhance the student's experience in the study of communication.
The organizational communication minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines that wish to pursue the focused study of communication in organizations, both profit and non-profit.