Majors Offered in the Communication Division:
- Interpersonal Communication - Interpersonal Communication is a newer major offered from Florida Southern’s Communication Department. This is a study that focuses more on speech communication versus mass communication-- which many of the other majors entail.
A good candidate for this specific major is someone who enjoys researching and learning about relationships between people. Students with strong speaking and writing skills could benefit from this major. Interpersonal Communication is a versatile study that could be applied to numerous careers that involve human relations.
- Advertising and Public Relations - Students majoring in advertising and public relations will have the skills and knowledge to become successful in the industry and will gain an understanding of how the world of advertising and public relations works.
Advertising classes educate students on the process of what it takes to make an ad as well as the research components and leadership that goes along with it. Public Relations classes shows the necessity of networking and building a relationship with the company they are representing. Students learn fast that loyalty, hard work and dedication are crucial to success.
- Broadcast, Print, and Online Media - As a communication major in the Broadcast, Print, and Online Media Concentration, a student will gain the proper skills to become successful in industry and gain an understanding of how the world of broadcast or print works.
Through the practicum classes, a student will learn the production process in either broadcast or print. The course is geared towards the individual student by offering an avenue for newspaper production as well as broadcast production that the student will choose to follow based on their interest.
In the upper level broadcast courses, students will learn the proper writing style for broadcast, how to gather news, edit a video, to do voice-overs, to create several news packages how the audio works in the studio and the entire production process.
While in the upper level print course the students will learn the proper way to gather research and write an article for several media sources. Also, the student will learn different article writing styles, such as a travel feature, narrative profile, with each one geared towards a different print outlet such as a magazine or newspaper.
The online component converges all the tools students have learned in other courses, such as building a package or writing an article, and learn how to display and create it for the Web.
To learn more about the communication program, contact Dr. Christopher Fenner, Assistant Professor of Communication and Department Program Coordinator at 863-680-4158 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.