Degree Program | Communication Studies

Degree Program

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The major in Communication Studies consist of 36 semester hours distributed in the following manner.

15 HOURS OF CORE COURSES
COMM 1010: Introduction to Communication
COMM 2020: Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2060: Performance of Literature
COMM 2140: Rhetoric and Argument
COMM 3010: Communication Perspectives

9 HOURS DISTRIBUTED (ONE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS)

Group A: Interpersonal, Digital, & Organizational

  • COMM 3120 - Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 3320 - Communication and Conflict Management
  • COMM 3520 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 3620 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 4420 - Relational Development
  • COMM 3220 - Health Communication
  • COMM 3720 - Small Group Communication
  • COMM 3920 - Organizational Communication
  • COMM 4120 - Communication and Sports
  • COMM 3420 - Communication and New Technology
  • COMM 3820 - Social Media
  • COMM 4320 - Communication and Virtual Gaming
  • COMM 4829 - Topics in Interpersonal/Organizational

Group B: Rhetorical Studies

  • COMM 3340 - Methods in Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 3440 - Public Address Studies
  • COMM 3840 - Argumentation and Debate
  • COMM 4140 - Gender Communication
  • COMM 4240 - Rhetoric, Ideology, and Popular Culture
  • COMM 4340 - Rhetoric and Politics
  • COMM 4440 - Landscapes of Public Memory
  • COMM 4640 - Latin@ Rhetoric
  • COMM 4849 - Topics in Rhetorical Studies

Group C: Performance Studies

  • COMM 3260 - Storytelling, Narrative, & Everyday Life
  • COMM 3265 - Topics in Storytelling
  • COMM 3760 - Performance Methods
  • COMM 3860 - Group Performance
  • COMM 3865 - Adaptation and Staging
  • COMM 4065 - 20th Century Performance Styles
  • COMM 4160 - Intertextuality and Performance
  • COMM 4260 - Performance and Culture
  • COMM 4360 - Performance Composition
  • COMM 4460 - Performance Art
  • COMM 4869 - Topics in Performance Studies

3 HOURS THEORY (ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING BASED ON THE STUDENT'S PRIMARY AREA OF INTEREST)

  • COMM 4020: Communication Theory
  • COMM 4040: Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 4060: Performance Theory
  • COMM 4520: Theories of Persuasion
  • COMM 4540: Communication Theories of Sexuality

9 HOURS OF UPPER-LEVEL COMM ELECTIVES IN CONSULTATION WITH A COMM ADVISOR


DEGREE PLAN PREPARATION

You are required to complete a degree plan during your 3010 semester.


GRADUATION CHECK

What is it?
A graduation check is a service provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Student Advising. It informs the student of the courses remaining for his/her last semester's enrollment.

When do you need it?
A graduation check should be requested the semester before you intend to graduate. (If you plan to graduate in Spring you should request a graduation check by the end of the Fall semester.) The graduation check will be done at the end of a semester after grades are posted. It is the student's responsibility to pick up the graduation check prior to the period for course schedule revision for the following semester.

How do you request a graduation check?
Requests must be made in person at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Student Advising, GAB 220.

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