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Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses

Rhetoric & Public Address

Communication Theory Media Studies
102 Public Speaking & the Public Sphere 105 Intro to Human Communication (SS) 103 Media & Society

 

Message Design

Classes in Message Design have the learning goal of effective creating oral and written messages that are appropriate for particular situations and audiences.

Rhetoric & Public Address

212 Advanced Public Speaking
225 Argument & Advocacy
220 Debate (2 credits)

Communication Theory 265 Group Communication
Media Studies 240 Communicating Effectively Using Applied Media Aesthetics
245 Intro to Media Writing
247 Advanced Media Writing
336 Intro to Strategic Communication Campaigns
282; 382 (Special Topics and Message Design)

 

Analysis of Communication

The learning goal of classes in the Analysis of Communication area is to teach students to analyze and evaluate messages.

Rhetoric & Public Address 201 Rhetoric, Culture & Criticism (HM)
308 Rhetoric of Advertising
311 Rhetoric and Religion
312 Rhetorical Dimensions of Sports
Communication Theory 205 Interpersonal Communication
250 Effective Listening
251 Communication & Conflict
352 Health Communication
358 Family Communication
367 Organizational Communication
Media Studies 248 Media & Children (EL)
337 New Media: Communication in an On-Line Era
340 Media Theories
384 (Special Topic in Communication Analysis)

 

Communication & Community

Students who successfully complete courses within the Communication & Community Learning goal will be able to articulate how communication shapes participation in community and demonstrate a concern for the impact of communication on community.

Rhetoric & Public Address 303 Social Movements (HM)
304 Political Communication
305 Women's Voices (HM, GE)
307 Freedom of Speech (HM)
309 Environmental Rhetoric (HM)
310 Black Civil Rights Rhetoric (HM, IC)
335 Political Campaign Communication (EL)
Communication Theory 350 Intercultural Communication (IC)
351 Gender & Communication (GE)
Media Studies 341 News & Democracy (HM)
387 (Special Topics in Communication & Community

 

Capstone

Rhetoric & Public Address 330 Capstone: Apology & Crisis Communication
333 Capstone: Rhetorical Criticism
Communication Theory 357 Capstone: Advanced Issues in Human Communication
360 Capstone: Language, Gender & Culture (GE)
368 Capstone: Love, Sex & Commitment (GE)
Media Studies 343 Capstone: Critical Analysis of News
344 Capstone: Media Aesthetics
346 Capstone: Strategic Communication Campaigns (EL)
347 Capstone: Media Effects
395 Capstone: Research Paper
398 Capstone: Honors Thesis/Senior Thesis

 

Additional Communication Department Courses

Rhetoric & Public Address 301 Persuasion
Communication Theory 252 Listening (2 credits)
253 Nonverbal (2 credits)
Media Studies 286 Intro to Film (cross-listed in Engl.) (HM)
386 Studies in Film (cross-listed in Engl.)
349 Media Criticism
356 Communication Research
380 Special Topics in Communication
271/371 ILP-Independent Learning Project

 

One of the following courses may count toward the major:

  • Art 317 Photography II
  • Art 318 Computer Art II
  • ENGL 311 Writing Essays
  • ENGL 387 Introduction to Linguistics
  • PCST 346 Mediation & Conflict Resolution
  • PSYC 221 Applied Behavioral Statistics
  • SOCI 201 Social Statistics
  • One approved elective course from study abroad