Course Requirements

Communication and Social Influence Emphasis

Below are the required courses for the Communication Studies major, Communication and Social Influence emphasis. You may also want to consult the curriculum guide, a suggested sequence of classes that can help you plan your course of study.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Communication Studies core: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 112 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 171 Media and Culture
  • COMM 201 Media Writing 1
  • COMM 230 Persuasion
  • COMM 303 Research Methods in Communication
  • COMM 401 Advanced Communication Theory and Senior Thesis

Communication and Social Influence: 12 credit hours

  • COMM 101 Argumentation and Practical Reasoning
  • COMM 228 Public Presentation
  • COMM 251 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 301 Rhetorical Criticism

Choose 9 credit hours from:

  • COMM 114 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 232 Debate and Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 316 American Public Address
  • COMM 341 Professional and Organizational Communication
  • COMM 350 Political Communication
  • COMM 405 Communication Law & Ethics
  • COMM 412 Communication and Leadership

Experiential Learning: Choose 3 credit hours from:

  • COMM 232 Debate and Freedom of Speech
  • COMM 322 Advanced Reporting and Writing
  • COMM 377 Study Abroad
  • COMM 381 Convergence Media: Broadcasting in an Internet World
  • COMM 382 Documentary Design and Production
  • COMM 397 Independent Study in Communication
  • COMM 398 Special Topics in Communication
  • COMM 399 Internship in Communication
  • COMM 411 Supervised Practicum -Editors
  • COMM 477 Senior Project
  • COMM 480 Advanced Stage and Studio Television
  • COMM 499 Donovan Media Development Center Practicum