B.A. in Communication (Communications Studies) – Option: Communication

Course Requirements (126 Credit Hours)

A. General Educaton Requirements (54 – 57 credit hours)

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Plus:

B. Department Core (7 – 9 credits)

COM 103

Freshman Seminar in Communication

OR

other Freshman Seminar Course (1 – 3 cr. hrs.)

COM 201

Introduction to Media Studies

COM 228

Introduction to Communication Studies

C. Communcation Studies Core (27 credit hours)

COM 214

Theories of Interpersonal Communication

COM 225

Introduction to Rhetoric & Social Influence

OR

COM 319

The Rhetorical Tradition

COM 300

Intro to Communication Research Methods

COM 301

Applied Communication Research

COM 314

Advanced Presentational Speaking

OR

COM 323

Business & Professional Speaking

OR

COM 343

Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation

COM 318

Principles of Persuasion

COM 320

Small Group Communication

COM 325

Interviewing: Principles & Practice

COM 420

Intro to Organizational Communication

D. Choose 3 of the following Communication courses

300 level or higher (9 credit hours)

COM 309

Visual Communication

COM 310

Family Communication

*

COM 314

Advanced Presentational Speaking

*

COM 319

The Rhetorical Tradition

*

COM 323

Business & Professional Speaking

COM 326

Speechwriting

COM 330

Theories of Mass Communication

COM 331

Audio Production

COM 332

TV Production

*

COM 343

Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation

COM 347

Radio-TV Performance

COM 352

Mass Communication Law

COM 365

Communication & Aging

COM 371

Health Communication

COM 403

Communication Ethics

COM 418

Communication & Gender

COM 436

Script Writing

COM 437

Performance Practicum

COM 446

Advertising Management

COM 470

Women in the Media

COM 490

Internship in Communication

COM 491

Special Topic in Communication

* May use only if course was not used in category “C”.

E. Electives (24 – 29 credit hours)