Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog V2 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog V2 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Media, B.A. (120 Credits)

A unique opportunity is available to students enrolling in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Media.  Those enrolled in this major will be  immersed in at least four creative design courses offered through the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), with the option to take more.  This partnership  prepares students to construct design layouts, understand  visual organization and be able to create meaningful visual communication pieces.  Being able to study alongside Art and Design students creates an atmosphere for creativity and exploration beyond the GBC campus.

Strong writers, confident speakers, avid bloggers, social media influencers, and inquisitive researchers should consider the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media as their choice for a college degree. With course work in communication media and design, journalism and newswriting, intercultural communication, and strategic communication planning, this degree prepares students to pursue occupations as social media managers, public relations specialists, reporters, spokespersons, editors, and researchers.


Program Goals:

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media degree, students will:

  • demonstrate an ability to interpret and critique a variety of media texts using a variety of theoretical approaches and methodologies.
  • demonstrate competence in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes within genres commonly used in contemporary media environments.
  • demonstrate media production skills necessary for communicating in contemporary media environments.
  • demonstrate an ability to conduct and apply communication research to achieve specific strategic communication goals.
  • demonstrate an ability to create a strategic communications plan in collaboration with others.
  • demonstrate an understanding of legal and ethical issues relevant to communication in a variety of environments and cultural contexts.


Interdisciplinary Courses (9 Credits)

Humanities Elective (3 Credits)

Select one 100-200 level course from the Humanities (HUM) discipline.

Lower Level General Elective Requirement (3 Credits)

Select a 100-200 level course from any discipline. It is strongly recommended that students choose a course from the English (ENG) discipline to satisfy this requirement.

Upper Level General Elective Requirements (15 Credits)

Select five 300-400 level courses from any discipline.