Communications Learning Community
The School of Communications at Webster University operates with one goal in mind – to educate and prepare students to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communications. As a member of the Communications Learning Community, students will have the unique opportunity to start down this path with a clustered group of students in a program designed to give a more in-depth and hands-on experience in their first year.
Students in the Communications LC will learn:
• how to improve and apply their interpersonal communication skills
• how to successfully work in collaborative team and group environments
• how various Communications disciplines interact with one another
Communications Previous Programs:
During the 2011-2012 academic year the Communications LC attended many exclusive programs together. These programs were designed by the Communications LC faculty to enhance their classroom curriculum. These programs were free to Communications LC students. While these programs often change from year to year, this list of programs should give you a better idea of the kinds of events you can attend with your LC.
- School of Communications Student Organization Night and pizza party
- Trip to KMOV Television Station in downtown St. Louis
- "Intergalactic Nemesis" radio show and comic book play followed by dinner
Communications LC Courses:
Student in each learning community must take all of the courses in a cohort.
MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
Students will learn the history, development, and impact of the mass media, including print, photography, film, radio, television, and digital media. The course focuses on communication theories and research, media systems, structures, and ethics, the relationship between the media and society, and future direction in media communications.
Additional Course Pairings to be Determined
The School of Communications offers a wide variety of degree programs. Due to the specific courses students are required to take based on their academic major, students in the Communications LC will be placed into one specific writing and one specific production course appropriate to their major.
MEDC 2200 Ethics in Media
Students learn the ethical considerations applied to journalism, broadcast journalism, photography, audio, film, video, interactive digital media, the Internet, public relations, and advertising.