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Requirements for Major

Requirements for Major

Communication Studies (catalog of entry prior to Fall 2010)
The major requires a minimum of 30 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

  • Complete COMM 161 or COMM 145 and ENG 100 with a minimum grade of "C"
  • Minimum GPA of 2.3
  • A minor or second major outside the department is required along with completion of General Education Classes (Work with an Advisor to select your minor or second major).
  • General Education Requirement: COMM 263 - Fundamentals of Comm. and Culture (Category E)

Required Courses:

  • COMM 148 Interpersonal Communication
  • BCOM 201 Process & Effects of Mass Communication
  • COMM 247 Voice and Diction
  • COMM 341 Theories of Communication
  • COMM 345 Advanced Public Speaking (SCOM 145 or 161)
  • COMM 494 Capstone in Communication

One of the following:

  • COMM 349 Group Decision Making
  • COMM 461 Organizational Communication

One of the following:

  • COMM 240 Critical Listening
  • COMM 343 Speech Analysis/Speech Writing
  • COMM 443 Persuasion in Contemporary Society

Two additional courses chosen in consultation with Advisor from any course not selected in above or following list:

  • COMM 245 Argumentation & Debate
  • COMM 249 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • COMM 346 Persuasion
  • COMM 363 Interracial Communication
  • COMM 460 Organizational Interviewing
  • COMM 463 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 474 Gender Differences in Communication
  • COMM 489 Cooperative Education in Communication
  • COMM 495 Independent Study in Communication
  • COMM 142-444 Forensic Practicum (up to 3 hrs in these 1 hr. Practicums)
 

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 Last Modified 9/25/14