Communication Major & Minor Requirements

The major consists of 40 credits

Foundation Courses: 12 credits

  • COMM 102: Public Speaking and the Public Sphere (HE, HM, T1)
  • COMM 103: Media and Society (HE, HM, T1)
  • COMM 105: Introduction to Human Communication (SS, SW, T1)

Message Design: 4 credits minimum

  • COMM 220: Debate
  • COMM 225 Argumentation & Advocacy (HE, HM, T1)
  • COMM 240: Digital Video Communication
  • COMM 245: Introduction to Media Writing
  • COMM 247: Advanced Media Writing
  • COMM 248: Media & Children (EL, EX, SLR)
  • COMM 251: Communcation & Conflict
  • COMM 265: Group Communication (SS, SW, J1)
  • COMM 282: Special Topics in Message Design
  • COMM 382: Speical Topics in Message Design

Analysis of Communication: 4 credits minimum

  • COMM 110: #herstory (CI, GE, IC)
  • COMM 201: Rhetoric, Culture & Criticism (HM)
  • COMM 205: Interpersonal Communication (SS, SW, T1)
  • COMM 250: Listening for Justice (HM, HE, J1)
  • COMM 308: Rhetoric of Advertising
  • COMM 330: Apology & Crisis Communication
  • COMM 336: Introduction to Strategic Communication Campaigns
  • COMM 338: Social Media Marketing
  • COMM 340: Media Theories
  • COMM 342: New Media: Communication in an On-Line Era
  • COMM 352: Health Communication
  • COMM 358: Family Communication
  • COMM 367: Organizational Communication (Some sections EL)
  • COMM 384: Special Topics in Communication Analysis

Communication & Community: 4 credits minimum

  • COMM 304: Political Communication
  • COMM 305: Gender, Voice & Power (HM, GE)
  • COMM 307: Freedom of Speech (ES)
  • COMM 309: Environmental Rhetoric (HM)
  • COMM 310: Black Civil Rights Rhetoric (IC)
  • COMM 335: Political Campaign Communication (EL)
  • COMM 341: News and Democracy (HM)
  • COMM 350: Intercultural Communication (IC)
  • COMM 350A: Intercultural Communication (EL, IC, SLR)
  • COMM 351: Gender and Communication (GE)
  • COMM 387: Special Topics in Communication & Community

Capstone Courses: 4 credits 

  • COMM 331: Rhetoric and Citizenship
  • COMM 334: Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 346: Strategic Communication Campaigns
  • COMM 347: Media Effects
  • COMM 353: Intercultural Health Comm
  • COMM 360: Languate, Gender & Culture (GE)
  • COMM 368: Love, Sex & Committment (GE)
  • COMM 398: All College Thesis (Individualized)