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Major in Communication Studies

Requirements for Major

Required (3 hours)

Communication Studies 100: Fundamentals of Public Speaking.

At Least One of the Following Courses in Performance (3 hours)

Communication Studies 200: Argumentation and Debate*
Communication Studies 201: Persuasion*
Communication Studies 204: Organizational and Managerial*

At Least Three of the Following Courses in Criticism and Theory (9 hours)

Communication Studies 210: Rhetoric and Civic Life
Communication Studies 220: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1640-1865
Communication Studies 221: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1865-1945
Communication Studies 225: Rhetoric of the American Experience 1945 to the present
Communication Studies 222: The Rhetorical Tradition
Communication Studies 241: Rhetoric of Mass Media

At Least Three of the Following Courses in Application and Analysis (9 hours)

Communication Studies 101: Interpersonal Communication
Communication Studies 115W: Freshman Seminar
Communication Studies 223: Values in Modern Communication
Communication Studies 224: Rhetoric of Social Movements
Communication Studies 226: Women, Rhetoric, and Social Change
Communication Studies 229: Rhetoric of U.S. Religion
Communication Studies 235: Communicating Gender
Communication Studies 243: Cultural Rhetorics of Film
Communication Studies 244: Politics and Mass Media
Communication Studies 254: Methods of Rhetorical Analysis,
Communication Studies 294: Special Topics in Communication
Communication Studies 295-296: Seminars in Selected Topics

These courses may also be available for credit in Applications and Analysis. Consent of the instructor is required.

Communication Studies 289: Independent Study in Communication
Communication Studies 290: Directed Readings

The remainder of the 36 hours may be selected from the courses listed above or from the following:

English 120W: Intermediate Composition
English 200: Intermediate Non-fiction Writing
English 201: Advanced Non-Fiction Writing
Film 201: Film Theory
Managerial Studies 190: Principles of Marketing
Managerial Studies 191: Advanced Marketing
Philosophy 102: General Logic
Philosophy 202: Formal Logic
Philosophy 222: American Philosophy
Philosophy 246: Philosophy of Language
Political Science 242: Political Communication
Political Science 245: The American Presidency
Sociology 248: Popular Culture Dynamics
Sociology 249: American Social Movements
Women's and Gender Studies 249: Women and Humor in the Age of Television
Women's and Gender Studies 250/250W: Contemporary Women's Movements

* Prerequisite CMST 100

Only 9 hours of 100 level courses may be counted toward the major.


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