Bachelors of Arts in Communication - Bachelor Degree at The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College
The Media and Communication major provides a systematic scholarly approach to the analysis of media and society. Knowledge of how media and media industries function is essential for responsible citizen participation in a democratic society. Courses in the major provide students with conceptual and analytic tools to assess the social impacts of media as well as to explore media production as a form of creative expression. All courses are informed by concerns for the value-related issues and controversies raised by media practices. The major prepares students for careers in journalism, broadcast media, publishing, advertising, public relations, political advocacy, media law, teaching, film, video, and new media production as well as for graduate studies. An optional internship permits students to explore the relevance of their studies to communication practices.