- Nazareth Strengths
Examples of Nazareth Graduates' Careers
- Desktop Publishing Specialist
- Marketing Coordinator
- Media Company Account Coordinator
- Publishing Associate
- Social Media Analyst
- Technical Writer
Graduate School Placement
Our students have pursued graduate degrees in Communication, Library Science, Law, Public Relations, and Public Policy at these institutions:
- Columbia University
- Emerson College
- Indiana University
- Syracuse University
- University at Buffalo
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Why Choose Nazareth for Communication and Rhetoric?
Writing clearly, speaking effectively, and making a cogent argument are useful in virtually every field and in all aspects of life. Mastery of communication gives students a competitive edge in gaining employment in fields such as business, law, and media—anywhere writing and critical thinking skills are required. The ability to communicate effectively is a lifelong skill that gives students the power to inform, persuade, inspire, and foster change.
Nazareth College's major in Communication and Rhetoric prepares students to become effective communicators in spoken, written, and visual forms. Students also develop valuable technical skills in designing print and digital media. The comprehensiveness of the Communication and Rhetoric major results in a versatile skill set and diverse employment opportunities.
- Majors have the flexibility to pick their areas of interest, such as marketing, public relations, journalism, screenwriting, graphic design, and technical writing.
- A lively mixture of lecture, discussion, small group work, case studies and hands-on work build both a strong liberal arts background and practical experience.
- All students receive direct pre-professional training in the form of internships and seminar projects conducted in consultation with local businesses.
- The major's comprehensive writing training has yielded numerous student conference presentations and awards.
- Students have a high success rate for employment and graduate school placement.
Dr. Lisa G. Perks
Golisano Academic Center 495
Typical Class Schedule
- First Year Seminar (3 Credits)
- Perspectives Enduring Questions Courses (15 Credits)
- College Writing 101 and 102 (6 Credits)
- Modern Foreign Language (6 Credits)
- COMM 253 Comm. and Rhetoric Theory I (3 Credits)
- COMM 254 Comm. & Rhetoric Theory II (3 Credits)
- COMM 201 Introduction to Media Studies (3 Credits)
- COMM 202 Communication Ethics & Law (3 Credits)
- Perspectives Enduring Questions Course (3 Credits)
- Integrated Studies Course (3 Credits)
And two courses in one of the following concentrations, depending on career choice (6 Credits):
- Journalism, Public Relations, Screenwriting, Technical Writing, Video Production, Graphic Design
- COMM 301 Communication Research Methods (3 Credits)
- COMM 353 Persuasion (3 Credits)
- COMM 482 Comm. and Rhetoric Internship I (3 Credits)
- Communication Electives (6 Credits)
- Optional Minor or Second Major Courses (9 Credits)
- Integrated Studies Courses (6 Credits)
- Communication Elective (3 Credits)
- COMM 450 Comm. and Rhetoric Senior Seminar (3 Credits)
- Optional Minor, Second Major, Additional Internship, or Elective Courses (24 Credits)
National Communication Association
Students can consult the National Communication Association's website for resources and information about the discipline, national and international conferences, career opportunities, and current trends within the field.
For more information on the NCA, visit: http://www.natcom.org
For information about Communication careers through NCA, visit: http://www.natcom.org/Secondary.aspx?id=173&terms=careers
Lambda Pi Eta - Honor Society for Communication Studies
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society of NCA, recognizing academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate students within the field of Communication. Nazareth Communication and Rhetoric students will have the opportunity to participate in many of the rewarding benefits of becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta.
To meet the requirements for membership, students must complete 60 semester credit hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and have a minimum 3.25 GPA for all Communication and Rhetoric courses.
For more information on Lambda Pi Eta, visit: http://www.natcom.org/lambdapieta/
Projected Course Offerings
Summer B 2014
- Comm 204 History of Communication Technologies (Online)
- COMM 201 Media Studies
- COMM 207 Oral Communication
- COMM 253 Foundations of Rhetorical Theory I
- COMM 301 Research Methods
- EngW 351 Technical Writing
- COMM 440 Rhetoric of Popular Culture
- COMM 482 Communication and Rhetoric Internship
- COMM 202 Media Ethics and Law
- COMM 254 Foundations of Rhetorical Theory II
- COMM 210 Interpersonal Communication
- EngW 356 Editing for Publication
- COMM 353 Persuasion
- COMM 445 Social Media
- COMM 450 Senior Seminar
- COMM 482 Communication and Rhetoric Internship