The Communication option in the School of Arts and Communication consists of 48 credits. The undergraduate prerequisite core must be successfully completed before the student applies to the major through the School of Arts and Communication. Students completing the prerequisite core are placed in pre-communication until then.
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)
COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
Completion of the Writing I and Writing II requirements of the baccalaureate core.
A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better
COMM 320. Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (3)
COMM 321. Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
Choose one Communication Theory course (3):
COMM 418. ^Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research (3)
COMM 422. ^Small-Group Communication Theory and Research (3)
COMM 426. Intercultural Communication: Theories and Issues (3)
COMM 430. Theoretical Issues in Communication Theory (3)
COMM 440. Theories of Conflict and Conflict Management (3)
Choose one Rhetorical Theory course (3):
COMM 454. Advanced Argumentation (3)
COMM 456. ^Rhetoric: 500 BC to 500 AD (3)
COMM 458. ^Rhetoric: 500 AD to 1900 (3)
COMM 459. ^Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric (3)
COMM 466. Ethics of Rhetoric (3)
Choose one Methods course (3):
COMM 414. Communication Research Methods (3)
COMM 416. Ethnography of Communication (3)
COMM 464. Rhetorical Criticism (3)
or another methods course outside the Dept. of Speech Communication as approved by advisor.
- Electives: 24 credits of electives are required in the Communication option with the following stipulations.
- A minimum of 2.0 GPA in course work used for the option is required (including the prerequisite core).
- One Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in the major is required.
- Six (6) elective credits must be taken at the 400 level. Variable credit courses cannot be used for this requirement.
- Limitations: Only 3 credits maximum of lower-division courses will be allowed for the elective portion of this option.
- Only 6 credits maximum of variable credit course work will apply to this option.
* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)