B.A. in Communication Technology

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  • Course description

    New technologies have revolutionized the way we communicate. Instant online communication, along with advances in graphics, animation and multimedia, are changing the way we live, work and play. For example:
    • Business colleagues work together from different cities or countries, bringing the team together for virtual meetings. 

    • Colleges and universities offer instruction to students through distance learning.

    • Breaking news and magazine articles are posted online, along with interactive features and slide shows. 

    • Professionally produced television and amateur video both stream online.

    These changes offer many career opportunities. Lewis University's Communication Technology program prepares graduates with the skills they need to excel in this expanding field.

    As a Communication Technology Student, you will need to think with both sides of the brain: integrating technical skills with creative design and artistic vision. You will study the underlying technology, develop skills in current software, and learn about instructional media design and development. You will take courses such as Introduction to Mass Media, Electronics and Engineering, and Web Design, along with foundation courses and unique electives.


    Total Credit Hours: 128
    Major Credit Hours: 48

    The Communication Technology major prepares students for careers emphasizing the use of new technologies in distance learning, satellite communication, computer graphics, animation and multimedia. Students take coursework in the use and operation of communication technology hardware and software, as well as instructional media design and development.

    I. Core Courses (42)
    10-100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
    10-190 Introduction to Communication Technology (3)
    10-238 Writing for Multimedia (3)
    10-271 Multimedia Journalism (3)
    10-355 Electronics and Engineering (3)
    10-371 Interactive Features and News Packages (3)
    10-382 Web Design (3)
    10-384 Teleconferencing and Satellite Communication (3)
    10-400 Mass Media Law (3)
    10-456 Mass Media Research Methods (3)
    10-471 Advanced Multimedia Production (3)
    10-480 Mass Media Ethics (3)
    10-498 Internship (3)
    01-133 3-D Design (3)

    II. Students must complete six hours of advisor-approved computer courses. (6)

    III. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by completion of Mass Media Law(10-400) with a minimum of grade of "C."

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