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B.A., Communication Curriculum

Undergraduate students in the Communication major must complete 45* program credits to satisfy degree requirements.  The curriculum includes 24 credits of required courses, 6 credits to satisfy the College Core, plus an additional 15 credits of relevant, elective courses.

Students select courses each semester in consultation with his/her advisor and recommended study plan.

*Courses marked with an * are also required to satisfy the requirements of the college core.

Communication Major: Required Courses (45 credits)

Required in the College Core (6 credits)

COMM 2616 History of Rhetoric (fulfills Core A or B) (3 credits)
COST 1600 Oral Communication (fulfills Core F) (3 credits)

Required Courses (24 credits)

COJR 2136 Media Law (3 credits)
COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COMM 2135 Communication Research (3 credits)
COMM 2640 Organizational Communication* (3 credits)
COMM 5899 Senior Seminar (3 credits)

*prerequisite: COST 1600

Approved Electives

Select 1 of the following courses: (3 credits)

COMM 1610 Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
COMM 2130 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
COMM 2630 Non-Verbal Communication (3 credits)

Select 1 of the following courses: (3 credits)

COMM 2626 Rhetorical Criticism (3 credits)
COMM 2627 Great Speeches of Our Time (3 credits)

Select 3 of the following courses: (9 credits)

COMM 2620 Performing Literature Story Telling and the Narrative Process (3 credits)
COMM 2622 Team Building and the Group Process (3 credits)
COMM 2623 Persuasive Speaking* (3 credits)
COMM 2625 Public and Presentational Speaking* (3 credits)
COMM 3200 Moral Argumentation and Debate* (3 credits)

* prerequisite: COST 1600

In addition to the required courses listed above, Communication students must complete two courses (6 credits) from approved electives from other Communication and the Arts programs, Philosophy, English, or Political Science as approved by their advisor. Students select courses each semester in consultation with his/her advisor and recommended study plan.

Communication Minor

Students wishing to minor in Communication must take 9 credits of required courses (below), plus an additional 12 credits in Communication elective courses.

Choose 1 of the following courses: (3 credits)

COMM 1610 Dynamics or Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
COMM 2622 Team Building and the Group Process (3 credits)
COMM 2640 Organizational Communication (3 credits)

Complete the following courses: (6 credits)

COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COMM 2616 History of Rhetoric (3 credits)

Elective Courses: (12 credits)

2 courses chosen from courses coded as: COMM
2 courses chosen from all areas of the College of Communication and the Arts

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalogue.