Web sites. Television. Newspapers and magazines. Radio. Video. Social networking. The field of communications continues to grow and develop.
When you major in English at Assumption and concentrate in Writing and Mass Communications, you will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively using a variety of media. In addition, the reading, writing, speaking, analytical, and design skills you acquire in your communications courses will be reinforced by the courses you take as part of your liberal arts education.
Gain practical experience:
Concentration in Writing and Mass Communications
When you concentrate in Writing and Mass Communications, you take 13 to 14 courses. In addition to literature courses, this will include at least three writing courses, and at least three in speech, film, electronic communication, theater or TV production and additional classes in literature. To provide you with hands-on experience and a chance to explore your intended career, you will have the opportunity to do an internship for course credit. In your senior year, your Capstone Seminar will give you both theoretical background and practical experience in a specific are of communications such as publishing, web-site construction, or film-making.
Minor in Writing
Students who are majoring in other disciplines can minor in Writing, which includes six classes (18 credits) in writing. All writing classes help students read critically and empathetically, write and speak clearly and effectively, ask and pursue ethical questions, and become lifelong active and engaged learners.