Communication, B.A.

Requirements for a Major in Communication

Thirty-six hours including the following:
Required Courses
CSS 1301Fundamentals of Public Communication3
or CSS 1302 Speech for Business and Professional Students
or CSS 1304 Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate
CSS 3302Introduction to Rhetorical Theory and Criticism3
CSS 3310Communication Theory3
Students will select a concentration for the remaining twenty-seven hours of coursework which relates to their academic or professional focus.27
Total Hours36

Communication Subfields

Each of the concentrations includes coursework from the following subfields:

Corporate Communication

Introduction to Communication
Small-Group Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Cross-Cultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication Training and Development
Leadership and Communication
Advanced Small Group Theory and Practice
Nonprofit Organizational Communication
Advanced Interviewing
Conflict and Communication
Systemic Inquiry
Communication and the Family
Communication Assessment in Organizational Settings
Health Communication
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Communication and New Technology
Cultural Approaches to Health Communication
Seminar in Contemporary Communication Issues
Internship in Communication

Rhetoric & Public Discourse

Contest Speaking
Contest Speaking
Advanced Debate
Advanced Debate
Introduction to Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Advanced Public Speaking
Legal Communication
Persuasion and Communication
Rhetoric and Contemporary Culture
Theories and Methods of Visual Communication
Communication & International Politics
Politics and Communication
Narrating Health Across Culture
Seminar in Contemporary Communication Issues
Rhetoric of Women and Gender
Criticism of Contemporary Public Address
Corporate Advocacy and Public Policy
Public Discourse and Foreign Policy
African American Communication
Internship in Communication
Rhetorics of Race
Rhetorical Theory
Visual Rhetoric
American Rhetoric
Public Discourse and the Classic Liberal Tradition
World of Rhetoric I
World of Rhetoric II: Rhetoric in Context