Communication

Bachelor of Arts

Excellence in communication contributes to success in all aspects of personal, professional and civic life. Citizens of the 21st century need to understand the communication opportunities, obligations and risks that emerge in an era of cultural diversity and conflict. Leaders, consultants, activists, and indeed all citizens, use communication to affect public opinion, mobilize interest groups, negotiate policy and maintain relations with people within their own and other cultures.

The academic major in Communication draws on a rich tradition of communication theories, and seeks to promote the knowledge, analysis and practical application of communication strategies.

CIC core requirements 12 credits
COM 108 Media Literacy 3
COM 202 Communication Strategies and Performance 3
COM 310 Applied Media 3
COM 477 Communication and Emerging Media Capstone 3
  • COM 310 also meets DSSA 300 requirement
  • COM 477 also meets DSJCG 400 requirement
Major requirements 33 credits
COM 125 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Political Campaigns and the New Media 3
COM 305 Impact of Developing Media on Society 3
COM 330 Organizational Communication 3
COM 341 Persuasion and Propaganda 3
COM 360 Communication Theories 3
COM 381 Comunication Analysis & Criticsm 3
COM 436 Gender Communication 3
COM 421 Communication and Social Change 3
COM 444 Strategies in New Media Use 3
COM 451 Intercultural Communication 3
  • • COM 305 also meets DSSG 300 requirement
    • COM 341 also meets DJCA 300 requirement
    • COM 360 also meets DBRA 300 requirement
    • COM 436 also meets DBRG 400 requirement
    • COM 451 also meets DSSG 400 requirement
Upper level electives 6 credits
Upper Level Elective 6
Free elective 20 credits
Elective 20
Total 120 credits

3-year plan

4-year plan