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Introduction To Communication Major and Professions
INTRO COMM
CLASS CODE: COMM 100 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course gives the background and future of the different areas of study found in the Communication Department. Practicum options are discussed as well as general advising, interviewing skills, and resume planning.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to help all students interested in Communication as a major, minor, or cluster. It will distinguish each area of study and what job opportunities are available. Students will become aware of the practicum options available with each area of study. They will begin preparing their resumes, learning about application procedures, interviewing skills applicable for practicum, internships, and job possibiliies. General advising tips will also be given.
TOPICS: Resume planning, application writing, cover letters, successful interviewing skills, introduction to career choices such as journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising, organizational communication, and communication studies. Introduction to the Student Communication Agency (SCA), Service and Leadership Institute, activities practicum, and internships.
OBJECTIVES: To better prepare students of Communication in general advising; selection of their area of study, practicum, minor, and cluster; and preparation for applying for an internship and further employment.
REQUIREMENTS: All students will be required to take the Introductory course as first-semester Communication majors or minors. Students will be required to turn in a resume and select a practicum for the next semester. Students will be graded on attendance, participation, and completion of assignments.
PREREQUISITES: Declared Communication major or minor.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003