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Major in Communication Studies

Requirements for Major

Required (3 hours)

Communication Studies 100 (1500): Fundamentals of Public Speaking.

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

Communication Studies 200 (2100): Argumentation and Debate*
Communication Studies 201 (2110): Persuasion*
Communication Studies 204 (2120): Organizational and Managerial*

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

Communication Studies 210 (2800): Rhetoric and Civic Life
Communication Studies 220 (3000): Rhetoric of the American Experience 1640-1865
Communication Studies 221 (3001): Rhetoric of the American Experience 1865-1945
Communication Studies 225 (3002): Rhetoric of the American Experience 1945 to the present
Communication Studies 222 (3600): The Rhetorical Tradition
Communication Studies 241 (2950): Rhetoric of Mass Media

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

Communication Studies 115W (1111): Freshman Seminar
Communication Studies 224 (3100): Rhetoric of Social Movements
Communication Studies 226 (3110): Women, Rhetoric, and Social Change
Communication Studies 229 (3120): Rhetoric of U.S. Religion
Communication Studies 235 (3720): Communicating Gender
Communication Studies 243 (3710): Cultural Rhetorics of Film
Communication Studies 244 (3700): Politics and Mass Media
Communication Studies 254 (3620): Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique
Communication Studies 254W (3620W): Rhetoric, Culture, and Critique
Communication Studies 294 (3890): Special Topics in Communication

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

Communication Studies 289 (3850): Independent Study in Communication
Communication Studies 290 (3840): Directed Readings

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

Cinema and Media Arts 201 (2300): Film and Media Theory
English 120W (1300W): Intermediate Composition
English 200 (3210): Intermediate Non-fiction Writing
English 201 (3220): Advanced Non-Fiction Writing
Managerial Studies 190 (1200): Principles of Marketing
Managerial Studies 191 (3200): Advanced Marketing
Philosophy 102 (1003): General Logic
Philosophy 202 (3003): Formal Logic
Philosophy 222 (3008): American Philosophy
Philosophy 246 (3617): Philosophy of Language
Political Science 242 (2242): Political Communication
Political Science 245 (2245): The American Presidency
Sociology 248 (3207): Popular Culture Dynamics
Sociology 249 (3604): American Social Movements
Women's and Gender Studies 249 (2249): Women and Humor in the Age of Television
Women's and Gender Studies 250/250W (3250/3250W): Contemporary Women's Movements

* Prerequisite CMST 100 (1500)

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


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