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Department of Communication

University of Louisville


What is Communication?

The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.


Fast Facts

  • Began at U of L 1984-85

  • 500+ majors

  • 120 African-American Majors

  • 150 Graduates a Year

  • 18 Full-Time Faculty


Curriculum


AcademicPrograms

  • Undergraduate

    • Bachelor of Arts

    • Bachelor of Science

    • Online B.A. and B.S.

    • Minor in Communication

  • Graduate

    • Master of Arts


Elective Sequences

  • Strategic Communication

  • News Reporting

  • Computer Mediated Communication

  • Social Activism

  • Media Studies

  • Interpersonal Studies


Advertising

Public Relations

Courses

PR Writing

Copywriting

Desktop Publishing

Web Development

Strategic Communication


Print and Broadcast Reporting

Writing Skills

Critical Analysis of the Media

Courses

Newswriting

Magazine and Feature Writing

Television News

Ethical Problems of Communication

News Reporting


Web Site Development

Organizational Use of Computers

Social Role of Computers

Courses

Computer Communication

Computer Mediated Communication

Computer Mediated Communication in Organizations

Computer Mediated Communication


Methods of Studying the Media

Media Literacy

Courses

Effects of Mass Media

Children and Television

Mass Media Law

African Americans in the Media

Media Studies


Interpersonal Studies

  • Human Relationships in Context

  • Family Communication

  • Group Communication

  • Organization Communication

  • Health Communication

  • Intercultural Communication


Department Honors

  • Well-prepared Students

  • Senior Honors Project


InternshipOpportunities

  • Television and Radio Stations

  • Newspapers and Magazines

  • Advertising and Public Relations

  • Sports Marketing

  • Internet

  • Human Resource Management

  • Events Planning

  • University Departments and Programs

  • Many more….


Student Organizations

  • I-COMM

  • Lambda Pi Eta


Career Paths


advertising or marketing specialist

copy writer

account executive

sales manager

media planner

media sales representative

public opinion researcher

media buyer

creative director

ADVERTISING


COMMUNICATION EDUCATION

  • language arts coordinator

  • high school speech teacher

  • forensics/debate coach

  • college or university professor

  • speech communication department chairperson


broadcasting station manager

director of broadcasting

film/tape librarian

community relations director

unit manager

film editor

news director

news writer

transmitter engineer

technical director

advertising sales coordinator

traffic/ continuity specialist

media buyer

market researcher

actor

announcer

disc jockey

news anchor

public relations manager

comedy writer

casting director

producer

business manager

researcher

account executive

floor manager

talk show host

ELECTRONIC MEDIA


reporter

editor

newscaster

author

copy writer

script writer

publisher

news service researcher

technical writer

acquisitions editor

media interviewer

talk show host

JOURNALISM


publicity manager

advertising manager

marketing specialist

press agent

lobbyist

corporate public affairs specialist

account executive

development officer

fund raiser

sales manager

media analyst

media planner

creative director

audience analyst

news writer

public opinion researcher

membership recruiter

PUBLIC RELATIONS


health educator

school health care administrator

medical grants writer

hospital director of communication

clinic public relations director

health communication analyst

research analyst

medical training supervisor

communications manager for federal health agencies

health personnel educator

medical center publications editor

hospice manager

drug rehabilitationist

health care counselor

activities director

marketing director

health facility fund raiser

HEALTH CAREERS


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS

  • on-air international broadcasting talent

  • corporate representative

  • translator

  • student tour coordinator

  • diplomat

  • foreign relations officer

  • host/hostess for foreign dignitaries

  • foreign correspondent


public defender

corporate lawyer

district attorney

public interest lawyer

private practice lawyer

legal researcher

mediation and negotiation specialist

paralegal researcher

legal secretary

legal reporter

legal educator

Law


SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • public administrator

  • social worker

  • recreational supervisor

  • human rights officer

  • community affairs liaison

  • park service public relations specialist

  • philanthropic representative

  • religious leader

  • mental counselor


HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES

  • trainer for communication technologies

  • closed circuit television producer/director

  • systems analyst

  • technical copywriter

  • language specialist

  • speech synthesizer

  • cognition researcher

  • audio and visual computer display specialist

  • performance assessor


public information officer

speech writer

legislative assistant

campaign director

research specialist

program coordinator

negotiator

lobbyist

press secretary

elected official

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS


teacher

school counselor

educational researcher

audiovisual specialist

educational administrator

school/university information specialist

director of college news

director of a collegiate information center

educational tester

development officer

educational fund-raiser

alumni officer

college placement officer

college admissions director

college recruiter

EDUCATION


sales representative

executive manager

personnel manager

public information officer

industrial and labor relations representative

negotiator

director of corporate communication

customer service representative

newsletter editor

communication trainer

human resources manager

mediator

buyer

BUSINESS


Faculty


Edit academic journals

Host national and international conferences

Serve on editorial boards of national journals

Publish articles and books

Community boards and committees

Public service and policy campaigns

Activities


Teaching Awards

  • Red Apple Award

  • American Communication Association Theodore Clevenger Award

  • President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Education Award


502-852-6976

Call Keneka Cheatham

http://comm.louisville.edu

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