Duration of studies: 4 years (8 semesters)
An interdisciplinary major, Communication deals with the function, processes, and analysis of human communication from one-on-one interactions to global networks. Communication students are engaged in both analyzing and creating verbal, non-verbal, visual, and social messages and meanings. They learn to design messages for specific audiences, interpret mediated messages of all kinds, and act as mediators between different organizations and cultures. Small class sizes permit one-on-one work where Communication students learn how to create an effective social science study, and employ it in an individually-tailored research project. Communication internship and independent study opportunities give students the chance to apply their skills in journalistic forums and social media.
McDaniel College Budapest offers a standard American four-year undergraduate program in Hungary, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. A unique feature of the program is that students have the option to complete the upper two years of study at the main campus of the college in the United States. The courses at McDaniel College Budapest are taught by a highly qualified and experienced faculty of American, British, and Hungarian professors who have held senior teaching positions both in the United States and in Europe.
Skills you get:
- global networks
- analyzing and designing messages
- media, targeting
Career and further study opportunities:
Students completing the Communication major are prepared for graduate work in communication theory, media studies, film and cinematography, journalism, and information systems, and for professional careers in video, print and electronic media, advertising, information systems, etc. The program offers opportunities for internships in various aspects of the field including newspaper publishing, and public relations writing in Budapest.
Theory of Communication; Public Speaking; Intercultural Communication; Health Communication; Special topics in Communication; Qualitative procedures; Communication Research Methods; European Film Art; Introduction to Journalism; Advanced News Reporting and Writing