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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

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Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures

The Department of Communication, Languages, and Cultures is dedicated to students at Fayetteville State University who are pursuing their academic and professional goals in Communication or Language Studies. We offer the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Spanish and Spanish with Teaching Licensure (K-12). Students may also select among minors in Communication, Spanish, and Chinese Language and Culture. The department is committed to producing graduates with practical skills and knowledge that prepare them both for successful graduate study and the work force.

For students interested in communication, our goal is to inspire high-level thinking, research, and creative work on the topic of human communication by employing effective instructional strategies and state-of-the-art technology. Emphasis of study may include courses in speech communication, mass communication, media production, and journalism. Those interested in speech communication may follow paths toward careers in speechwriting and public speaking, communications consulting, conflict negotiation and mediation, consumer advocacy, public relations, organizational communication and training, and human resource management. Careers for those focusing on media might include station management, television, film, and radio production, and news writing, reporting, and editing.

For students interested in languages, the department provides a variety of language courses, including Spanish, Chinese, and French. The department seeks to improve the global readiness of its students, preparing them to communicate effectively in other languages and across cultures in the region and around the globe. Students are taught and mentored by highly dedicated professors from America and around the world who are proficient in the languages they teach, as well as in the cultures that nurture those languages. Our language programs offer rich linguistic and cultural expertise that help promote our internationalization efforts at FSU. Students interested in languages may wish to follow a career as a teacher, translator, interpreter, linguist, foreign correspondent, or work in customer service, public relations, or diplomatic corps.

Departmental facilities and student organizations include the student-run newspaper, The Voice; the student-run internet radio station, Bronco-iRadio; the campus television station, Bronco Studios; the Hispanic Club; the Spanish Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi); and the FSU Debate and Forensics Team. The department also manages a state-of-the-art computer production laboratory and a computer foreign language laboratory.

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