Communication Major (B.A.)

The communication major prepares students for careers in the mass communication industries or graduate school and supports Le Moyne College's mission of educating the whole person by encouraging an appreciation for the social, cultural, and ethical issues related to mass communication.

All communication majors take a nucleus of courses designed to provide a broad understanding of contemporary mass media, and to give them fundamental skills in creating and interpreting written, visual, audio, and multimedia texts. They also take a variety of electives within the department and use these to broaden or sharpen their focus of study within the field of communication.

Each communication and film studies student also chooses a minor in order to develop another mastery of specific and substantive subject matter. The student will use free electives to fulfill that minor.

Core Requirements 1
COR 100First Year Seminars: Transitions3
WRT 101Critical Writing3
PHL 110Introduction to Philosophy3
HST 110World Civilization I3
HST 111World Civilization II3
ENG 210Major Authors3
PHL 210Moral Philosophy3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language6
ENG 310Literature and Culture3
Social Science3
Natural Science3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies3
COR 400Senior Studies: Transformations3
VPA Visual & Performing Arts1
DIV Diversity0
Major Requirements
CMM 201Fundamentals of Speech3
CMM 205Intro to Video Production3
CMM 226Introduction to Film Studies3
CMM 250Mass Media and Society3
CMM 274Reporting and Writing3
CMM 350Communication Ethics3
CMM 376Introduction to Advertising3
or CMM 377 Introduction to Public Relations
CMM Electives18
ENG 218Critical Perspectives on Literature3
Select one of the following English literature surveys:3
Eng Lit Survey I:thru Milton
Eng Lit Survey II:Rest-Present
English Literature: An Overview
Amer Lit Survey I:to Civil War
Am Lit SurveyII:CivWar-Present
Major Support Requirements
Foreign Language 26
Free Electives24
Total Credit Hours127

Some Core requirements may be fulfilled by major requirements.


The six credit hours must be in the same language. These credits fulfill the college core's EAC requirement.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
WRT 101 Critical Writing 3
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
COR 100 First Year Seminars: Transitions 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
CMM 201 Fundamentals of Speech 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CMM 250 Mass Media and Society 3
ENG 218 Critical Perspectives on Literature 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
EAC Encountering Another Culture/Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
Natural Science 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
Theology 3
CMM 274 Reporting and Writing 3
Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Social Science 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
CMM 205 Intro to Video Production 3
CMM 226 Introduction to Film Studies 3
ENG Literature Survey 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
First Semester
CMM 376
Introduction to Advertising
or Introduction to Public Relations
CMM 350 Communication Ethics 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
CMM Elective 3
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CMM Elective 3
CMM Elective 3
CMM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
Religion 3
CMM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
CMM Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120

This sequence is presented as a model. A student's actual course of progress might vary considerably. It might be the case, for instance, that a given student would take more free electives early on, particularly if that student knows at the outset which discipline he or she will have as a minor course of study.