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Houstonian 1998 - Fall. 1998. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 5, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5243.

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(1998). Houstonian 1998 - Fall. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5473/show/5243

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Title Houstonian 1998
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Date 1998
Description This edition of the Houstonian, published in 1998, is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Transcript A difference of communication Zarana Sanghani Separate journalism, radio/television and speech communication degrees will no longer be available at the University of Houston, since the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a proposal in July 1997 to consolidate the degrees into one Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. School of Communication Director Robert Musburger, who initiated the proposal, said, "The real world is not broken into journalism, RTV and speech communication. What we tried to think of was six concentrations that are realistic to this world." Musburger used RTV students as an example. Most RTV majors choose to go into production, but since the RTV degree doesn't require courses in it, some students may not take any classes in production. Therefore, the programs within the new degree will orient students toward their careers more than the curricula for the original three communication degrees, Musburger said. The new degree will offer six areas of concentration: journalism; media production; media policy and media studies; public relations and advertising; and organizational, corporate and interpersonal communication. An over-generalized degree may misinform employers, said senior RTV major David Monks. "If it will be more helpful to me, then it will be wonderful, but I want to be sure that employers know I studied RTV, not just communication," Monks said. The diploma students graduating under the new program receive will have both "communication degree" and the concentration program printed on it, Musburger said. The new degree may allow for increased specialization, said junior journalism major Heather Foster, who will graduate under the old degree plan. "I've taken PR classes, RTV classes and journalism classes. I feel like I have broader knowledge," Foster said. "But if you want to specialize in something, this (new) degree is excellent." The new degree will require the same number of hours, though it may require different courses than the original requirements, Musburger said. This could change requirements for students already working toward a degree under the old program. "It makes things more difficult, said senior journalism major Robyn Maguire. All communication students who have not yet declared a major, except communication disorders majors and students working towards their master's degree in communication will tollow the new degree plan. Musburgei-said the new degree is overdue. "The communication field is changing if we don t change our degree plan, we'd be punishing our students," he said. Students mill around the communication building after their classes. The college of communication combined every possible communication degree into one during the fall of '97. Photo by Pete Medrano September Communication degree