6 Weeks / Credit Bearing

Public Communications Program (6 credits)

Watch Nina share her experience in the Public Communications class.

Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 mandatory move-in & orientation 

Class runs July 2 – August 10, 2018 

Public Communications is a six-week, 6-credit program that gives high school students the opportunity to take two college-level, credit-bearing courses in the field of Communications and Mass Media.

In COM 107 Communications & Society, students will learn about contemporary problems of the media; legal, social, economic, and the psychological implications of their relationships with society. This foundation course is required of all undergrads during their first year at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Students then select a second 3-credit course from the 2018 Liberal Arts and Sciences course list that does not conflict with the day and time of the COM 107 class. Optimally, this class will enhance the student’s education in Communications.

Course Materials:

Students should budget for the purchase of required course textbooks.

What’s the Deal?

This program is designed to introduce students to college study and the range of careers in the diverse field of Communications.

Students will:
• Study with faculty from the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
• Investigate practices of journalism, television and cable, radio, the music industry, public relations, advertising, and film; and learn about how they are changing in the Information Revolution
• Enjoy guest lectures by working media professionals
• Discover how their interests and talents connect with the challenges of professional communicators
• Be more aware of the socio-political and cultural issues defining our times which are reflected in media

Click here for details about WRT 104, an excellent choice when selecting a complimentary course to COM 107.

Typical Day

COM 107 Communications & Society is typically offered Monday – Thursday, from 10am – 11:45am. Students will take an additional class and then spend the remainder of the day studying and reading on their own or in study groups. In additional, field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends.

Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

*Students must be rising Juniors or rising Seniors to take this program (exceptions may apply).