Communication

West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Communication Department offers two majors. The Communication major provides the knowledge and skills for careers in business, non-profit organizations, public relations, service-oriented fields, or the pursuit of graduate work within the communication discipline. The Media Communication major analyze, critique and produce examples of media through a variety of channels to prepare for a future career in journalism, broadcasting, advertising, print production, social media or the pursuit of graduate work within the Communication discipline.

The Communication Department offers two minors. The Communication minor provides an overview of the field and allows you to tailor your courses to match your future interests. The Broadcasting minor allows you to gain hands on experience as a member of the newspaper, radio and television staff, as well as internship opportunities to enhance your broadcasting skills. Note: Students can major in Communication and minor in Broadcasting.

Majors and minors benefit from co-curricular activities, such as serving as disc jockeys and staff for C92FM, the campus radio station. Students can also write, edit or serve on staff of The Pharos, the campus newspaper. Additionally, students create their own television broadcast in the Communication Department’s television studio.  This required practical experience enhances the majors and Broadcasting minor because a student leaves with hands-on experience and a tangible portfolio of what the student has achieved while completing the degree.

The Communication Department also emphasizes the role of media in society. Through the development of media literacy skills and media production techniques, majors discover how to express their perspectives employing the use of media.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Faculty
  • Majors
    • COMMUNICATION – B.A.

      Students will:

      • Demonstrate an understanding of communication theories, principles, and research methods.Develop a repertoire of communication skills in order to be an effective and ethical communicator across contexts.
      • Demonstrate an ability to integrate self-knowledge and communication principles in order to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriate-ness of communication.
      • Develop well-reasoned arguments both orally and in writing.
    • MEDIA COMMUNICATION – B.A.

      Students will:

      • Demonstrate an understanding of communication theories, principles, and research methods.Develop a repertoire of communication skills in order to be an effective and ethical communicator across contexts.
      • Demonstrate an ability to integrate self-knowledge and communication principles in order to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriate-ness of communication.
      • Develop well-reasoned arguments both orally and in writing.
  • Minors
    • COMMUNICATION

      Students will:

      • Demonstrate an understanding of communication theories, principles, and research methods.Develop a repertoire of communication skills in order to be an effective and ethical communicator across contexts.
      • Demonstrate an ability to integrate self-knowledge and communication principles in order to evaluate the effectiveness and appropriate-ness of communication.
      • Develop well-reasoned arguments both orally and in writing.
    • BROADCASTING