2020-2021 Catalog

COM 497 Practicum (HU)

The student will propose and complete a culminating communications project in the student’s area of interest. The student’s project provides an opportunity for the student to apply skills and knowledge gained throughout the student’s academic career to a practical work environment and to build experience to aid in career development. The student will construct a proposal that meets the following criteria: the project can be completed in one quarter; a supervisor at the communication project’s site is willing to provide guidance and evaluation; and the project enables the student to incorporate knowledge gained in studies in real-world experience. The student will also compile a portfolio of work completed in the program and other documents that can be used for future employment opportunities. A presentation of the practicum experience and results utilizing social technology will be the final requirement of the project. This course is graded Pass/No Pass.