Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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


Our Communication and Media Program is a skill-based, interdisciplinary, versatile, and culturally aware program that prepares emerging professionals to succeed in the fields of Communication, Public Relations, Social Media Management, Marketing, and Advertising. By bridging liberal arts and professional practice, our program provides students with a holistic foundation in critical thinking, theory, and craft. Our graduates are well-positioned for a variety of careers and will receive pre-professional training in the form of internships and client-based seminar projects. It should be noted that students in this major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 before moving into their internship which typically occurs during the junior year.

The versatility of our program allows students to combine a degree in Communication and Media with a teacher certification. This power combination is our Communicatio and Media and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Those interested in this program will need to secure a GPA of 2.7 or above 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. 

Communication and Media Major Requirements


All Communication and Media majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education are required to take the following (18 credits):

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Communication Electives and Professional Courses


Students seeking Early 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 Media 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 Media Industries  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    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 DEIB designated course/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).