Communication Major Curriculum

At Champlain, we believe that in order for you to get the most out of your experience, you need to start taking courses relevant to your major in the first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken at least five courses related to the Communication program.

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Communication faculty built the curriculum so you can spend a semester studying abroad.

Communication Curriculum 2014-2015


First Year

First Semester

Media and Society
(MCM 120)

Foundations of Human Communication
(COM 100) OR
Public Speaking
(COM 110)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Math Elective

Second Semester

Foundations of Human Communication
(COM 100) OR
Public Speaking
(COM 110)

Visual & Digital Fundamentals
(GDD 111) OR
Design Solutions
(GDD 181)

Marketing
(MKT 110) OR
Audio Production
(MCM 130)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Small Group Communication
(COM 230) OR
Intercultural Communication
(COM 270) OR
Communication Ethics
(COM 220)

Marketing
(MKT 110) OR
Audio Production
(MCM 130)

Video Storytelling
(MCM 110)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Electronic Media Writing
(MCM 216)

Consumer Behavior
(MKT 210) OR
Fundamentals of Journalism
(WRT 200) OR
Integrated Advertising
(MKT 230)

Creative Arts Choice OR Minor Course

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

First Semester

Social Interaction in the Digital Age
(COM 360) OR
Digital Marketing
(MKT 350) OR
Social Media Production
(MCM 230)

Principles of Public Relations
(MCM 210)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

One Business Area Elective OR
One Production Area Elective OR
Minor Course

Second Semester

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Business Area Elective OR
Minor Course

Production Area Elective

General Elective OR
Minor Course


Fourth Year

First Semester

Creativity & Conceptual Development
(MCM 305)

300 or 400 level MCM, COM, MKT, WRT or DFM elective OR
Minor Course

Practicum Elective OR
Minor Course

Natural Science Elective with Lab
(SCI XXX)

General Elective OR
Minor Course

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Contemporary Media Issues
(MCM 315) OR
Issues in PR
(MCM 405) OR
Any COM 400-level Course
(COM 4xx)

Legal Issues in Communication
(MCM 360)

Minor Course OR
General Elective