Consideration of the legal and regulatory context of mass communication. Topics include constitutional, first amendment and statutory issues and the study of regulatory agencies and processes. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 102 and junior standing. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 490 COMMUNICATION SEMINAR (Fall 2019)
Intensive study in speech or communication studies. Students should choose a seminar in their track. Substantial research paper/academic project and class presentation are required. May be taken twice under different subtitles, but only four credits may be applied to the communication arts major. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and permission of the instructor. Three hours per week with enhancement.
CMAT 495 INTERNSHIP IN COMM (Fall 2019)
Provides practical experience in the application of theoretical concepts including broadcasting, theatre, journalism, organizational communication, public relations, training, etc. Only four hours may be counted toward the major. Students opting for CMAT 495 as a core requirement must take a minimum of four credits. May be taken twice for a total of eight credit hours. Prerequisites: C or better in CMAT 101, 102, junior standing, track core courses, 2.5 overall G.P.A., 3.0 G.P.A. in CMAT and permission of the department. Variable.