Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate 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. 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.

Beyond the foundational courses required for all majors, students seeking Early Childhood/Childhood Education Certification will work with their advisor to select electives and professional track courses that suit their academic interests and professional career path.

*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. 

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Communication Electives and Professional Courses


Students seeking Earlly Childhood/Childhood Education Certification will work with their advisor to select a combination of five courses that will serve their academic interests and professional career path. Course options are listed below.

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


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 COMM 205 Writing for Digital Media  3
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
COMM.Q 101 Introduction to Mass Communication  PEQ (2) 3 PEQ (5) 3
PEQ (3)  3 Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4
Foreign Language with Lab (same language) 4 Health & Wellness 0
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMM 207 Oral Communication   3 Communication Elective or Professional Track Course (must be liberal arts)  3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Communication Elective or Professional Track Course (must be liberal arts)   3
PEQ (6) 3 Liberal Arts Elective 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
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
COMM 300 Communication Theory: Concepts, Approaches, and Paradigms    3 COMM 301 Communication Research Methods    3
Communication Elective or Professional Track Course (must be liberal arts)  3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
Communication Elective or Professional Track Course (must be liberal arts)      3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 (must be Liberal Arts) 3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development  3 Liberal Arts Elective 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
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SUMMER A AFTER JUNIOR YEAR
(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    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 6    
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities        3 Communication Professional Program Track Course (must be Liberal Arts)   3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 Liberal Arts Elective 3
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 COMM 450 Communication and Media Senior Seminar  3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 COMM 499 Communication and Media Senior Experience   0
    INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education   3
    INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
    Liberal Arts Elective (math or science) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

Notes

  • 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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