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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 Intro to Communication: Relational Communication 3
COMM 105 Introduction to Communication: Mass Media 3
COMM 120 Public Speaking 3
COMM 222 Analysis of Argument and Discourse 3
COMM 240 Persuasion 3
COMM 260 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 280 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
COMM 285 Introduction to Research Methods 3
COMM 390 Seminar I: Advanced Research Methods 3
COMM 490 Seminar II: Thesis 3
Subtotal Credit Hours 30

YOUR CHOICE OF CONCENTRATIONS:

Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 201 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 203 Leadership and Group Communication 3
COMM 303 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 304 Family Communication 3
COMM 340 Conflict Management 3
Subtotal Credit Hours 24
Total Credit Hours 54

Choose three (3) Communication Studies electives, one of which must be COM 425, COM 435, or COM 44015

Media Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 108 Mass Media as Profession 3
COMM 215 Writing for Media 3
COMM 220 Art of Film 3
COMM 315 Communication and Technology 3
COMM 322 Mass Media and Cultural Studies 3
COMM 495 Internship 2
Plus two (2) Communication Studies electives 6
Subtotal Credit Hours 24
Total Credit Hours 54

Rhetoric Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
COMM 290 Rhetorical Theory- Classical to Middle Ages 3
COMM 295 Rhetorical Theory- Renaissance to the Present 3
COMM 300 Rhetorical Criticism 3
COMM 370 Political Communication 3
COMM 402 Advanced Rhetorical Criticism 3
Plus three(3) Communication Studies electives 9
Subtotal Credit Hours 24
Total Credit Hours 54

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