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B.A., Communication Curriculum

Undergraduate students in the Communication major must complete 48* program credits to satisfy degree requirements.  The curriculum includes 39 credits of required courses, plus an additional 9 credits of relevant, elective courses.

Students select courses each semester in consultation with his/her advisor and recommended study plan.

*Courses marked with an * are also required to satisfy the requirements of the college core.

Communication Major: Required Courses (39 credits)

COST 1600 Oral Communication (3 credits)*
COMM 1421 Writing for the Media (3 credits)
COMM 1670 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COMM 2135 Communication Research (3 credits)
COMM 2136 Communication Law (3 credits)
COST 2625 Public and Presentational Speaking (3 credits)
COST 2626 Rhetorical Criticism (3 credits)
COST 1610 Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
COST 2616 History of Rhetoric (3 credits)* or COST 2622 Group Discussion (3 credits)
COST 2130 Intercultural Communication (3 credits) or COST 2630 Non-Verbal Communication (3 credits)
COST 2623 Persuasive Speaking (3 credits)
COST 5899 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies (3 credits)

In addition to the required courses listed above, Communication students must complete three courses from approved electives from other Communication programs, Philosophy, English, or Political Science as approved by the advisor.

Communication Minor

Students wishing to minor in Communication must take 9 credits of required courses (below), plus an additional 12 credits in Communication elective courses.

COTC 1131 Mass Communication I (3 credits)
COMM 2134 Communication Ethics (3 credits)
COST 2616 History of Rhetoric (3 credits)            
Communication Electives (12 credits)

Full course descriptions are available from the Undergraduate Catalogue.

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