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Communications Studies Curriculum

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Core Major Courses (Required of All Concentrations)

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 104 Introduction to Human Communication 3
COMM 105 Introduction to Mass Media 3
COMM 120 Public Speaking 3
COMM 240 Rhetoric and Persuasion 3
COMM 260 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 280 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
COMM 285 Introduction to Research Methods 3
COMM 480 Senior Seminar I: Thesis Proposal 3
COMM 490 Senior Seminar II: Thesis Research 3
COMM 495 Internship 2-3
Subtotal Credit Hours 29

YOUR CHOICE OF CONCENTRATIONS:

Interpersonal Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 201 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 203 Group Communication and Leadership 3
COMM 303 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 340 Conflict Management 3
Plus two (2) Communication electives* 6
Subtotal Credit Hours 18
Total Credit Hours 47

*COMM 331 Social Media in Organizations recommended

Digital/Emerging Media Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 215 Writing for Media 3
COMM 220 or 300 Art of Film OR Rhetoric of Pop Culture 3
COMM 320 Media and Culture 3
COMM 351 Digital Storytelling 3
COMM 361 Digital Media Production 3
Plus two (2) Communication Studies electives 6
Subtotal Credit Hours 21
Total Credit Hours 50

Strategic Communication Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 215 Writing for Media 3
COMM 221 Public Relations 3
COMM 303 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 331 or 351 Social Media in Organizations OR Digital Storytelling 3
Plus two (2) Communication Studies electives* 6
Subtotal Credit Hours 18
Total Credit Hours 47

*COMM 321 Advanced PR or COMM 325 Advertising Communication recommended

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