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Research helps for the four tracks of a UTM communications degree: visual media, public relations, news-editorial, broadcasting
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  • Dept. of Communications
    Links to departmental majors, curriculum, and faculty, including faculty contact information
  • Communications majors  
    Communications majors must satisfy the "80-65 Rule" of ACEJMC, our department's accrediting agency to graduate. Students must complete a minimum of 80 semester hours in courses outside the major, with no fewer than 65 semester hours in the basic liberal arts and sciences
  • Blackboard
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How to Use This Guide

Forget Google---this guide provides a launching point for classwork: helping you identify and cite scholarly and professional data in communication-related fields. The guide includes four sections for broad disciplines:

Visual media describes the business of marketing goods and services

Public relations addresses shaping awareness, perception, and opinion using media sources

News-editorial encompasses investigation, reporting, and the ethics of communicating to the world

Broadcasting presents the news in a consumable format for radio, television, or Web streaming

    The guide also provides useful help for homework assignments 

Find . . . has links to simplify looking for polling data, articles, or searching UTM books 

Classes provides beginning points tailored for specific UTM general-education courses, including COMM 230

How to cite helps you structure and cite sources in your class writing assignments in Associated Press style

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