HUMAN COMMUNICATION/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 48
The Human Communication major is designed for the student who seeks to develop oral communication skills, to learn to organize and present ideas clearly and concisely, and to improve interpersonal relationships through a formal study of the communication process. This major is excellent preparation for a career in public relations, sales, politics or business or as a pre-law program. The major provides opportunities for students to engage in activities that promote skills in conflict management, team building, giving and receiving praise/criticism, development of various types of relationships in business and personal life, entering and fitting into organizations, leadership and influence.
I. Core Courses (30)
10-211 Interpersonal Communication (3)
10-216 Small Group Communication (3)
10-242 Argumentation and Debate (3)
10-349 Organizational Communication (3)
10-350 Intercultural Communication (3)
10-360 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
10-431 Rhetorical Backgrounds of Communication (3)
10-433 Communication Theory (3)
10-461 Persuasion Theory and Campaigns (3)
22-213 Voice and Diction (3)
II. Select, in consultation with your advisor, an appropriate minor: (18) •Business Administration •Mass Communication •Political Science •Psychology •Sociology •Social Work
III. Human Communication majors will be required to maintain a portfolio of their work.
IV. The advanced writing requirement for the Human Communication major is fulfilled by completion of Rhetorical Backgrounds of Communication (10-431) or Communication Theory (10-433) with a minimum grade of C.