2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Communication, B.A.


The Communication major with the proposed three tracks will exploit the current popularity of a communication major with an applied nature as well as reflects the future of the industry. The major will train students to use communication for organizations in a variety of ways, for example, to create messages and engage audiences. The three tracks are Communication Studies, Digital Communication, and Digital Media Influencer.

The first track captures general communication majors. The Digital Communication track appeals to students interested in the technical aspects of producing content such as video and audio editing or graphic design. The third track, Digital Media Influencer, will focus on content creation, distribution, promotion and monetization. Our program will teach the theory and practice using industry standard software and tools.

 

Technology Competency Skills


Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements


University Explorations (42 credit hours)


Communication Core (Total Credits: 39)


General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 120