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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Media Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major

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Communication and Media prepares students to become versatile communicators in spoken, written, and visual forms. By bridging liberal arts and professional practice, our program provides students with a holistic foundation in critical thinking, theory, and craft. Graduates are well-positioned for a variety of careers, not only in typical Communication-related fields such as media, advertising, and public relations, but also in a wide range of other fields such as marketing, law, and event management. Recognizing communication’s applied nature, our students receive pre-professional training in the form of internships and client-based seminar projects.

Students who elect to combine Communication and Media with teacher certification may double major in Communication & Media and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students complete Communication/Media requirements, with the exception that the Professional Semester (student teaching) substitutes for the required internship (COMM 483). In lieu of the COMM electives, students will take any two of the three survey courses from the Literature major (ENGL 210, 220, and 230). It should also be noted that students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.

Due to the professional experience acquired within the education program, students seeking Early Childhood/Childhood Education Certification are only required to complete six credit hours from their chosesn professional track. However, completing more courses within this trajectory is strongly encouraged.

*Note: Only five courses (or 15 credits) will be accepted as transfer credit toward the Communication and Media major.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Communication and Media Major Requirements

All Communication and Media majors are required to take the following (24 credits):

*For students combining the Communication and Media major with teacher certification, student teaching will count as their internship, although they may choose to do a separate internship.

Communication and Media Program Tracks

Choose one track from the following:

Digital Media Track

Students must complete all courses listed:

Public Relations Track

Students must complete all courses listed:

Writing and Editing Track

Students must complete all courses listed:

Strategic Communication Track

Students must complete all courses listed.

Communication and Media - Survey Courses


Take two of the following survey courses:

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors

Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Communication and Media Major Senior Experience

The Communication and Media Senior Experience allows students to design and present a project/portfolio of work that bridges the academic and professional worlds.  Students are expected to design a project that will apply what they have learned over the course of their study.  The Senior Seminar class will provide a community in which to work on this project.  Projects will be presented at the end of the semester in a public forum. 

Sample Program for Communication and Rhetoric Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
COMM.Q 101 Introduction to Media Studies  PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (5) 3
PEQ (3)  3 PEQ (6) 3
Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4 Health & Wellness 0
Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMM 205 Writing for Digital Media     3 AVCD 154 Digital Imaging Foundation for Design /AVCD 154L   4
ENGL 210 Studies in British Literature   3 ENGW 250 Written and Visual Rhetoric   3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 ENGL 220 Studies in American Literature   3
PEQ (7) Science with Lab 4 Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
PEQ (8) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMM 301 Communication Research Methods    3 COMM 353 Persuasion    3
COMM 312 Communication and Media Campaign Management   3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners      3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
ENGE 357 English Language and Grammar   3 Communication Professional Program Track Course (must be Liberal Arts) 3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop    0 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
(Summer tuition required)
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3    
INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3    
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities        3 COMM 302 Media Ethics and Law     3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 COMM 450 Communication and Media Senior Seminar   3
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 COMM 499 Communication and Media Senior Experience  0
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 Communication Professional Program Track Course (must be Liberal Arts) 3
    INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education   3
    INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
    Liberal Arts Elective (math or science) 3


  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).


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