Undergraduate Course Catalog 2009-2010

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 48

The Communication Studies major is designed for the student who seeks to understand and improve the practice of sharing meaning in a technical and global world.  Students learn primary theories of how people use oral and nonverbal symbols to present and advocate ideas, to form relationships, to manage conflict, to solve problems and make decisions collaboratively and ethically, to enter and impact organizations, to lead, and to establish and maintain cultures.  This major is excellent preparation for a career in management, customer service, politics, sales, public relations, or as a pre-law program.

Majors in various Communication programs may wish to take a minor in Marketing for Communication Majors.

I. Core Courses (27)
10-211 Interpersonal Communication (3)
10-216 Small Group Communication (3)
10-242 Argumentation and Debate (3)
10-260 Business and Professional Communication (3)
10-347 Leadership Communication (3)
10-349 Organizational Communication (3)
10-350 Intercultural Communication (3)
10-433 Communication Theory (3)
10-461 Persuasion Theory and Campaigns (3)

II. Three credit hours of advisor-approved electives (3)

III. Select, in consultation with advisor, an appropriate minor or body of courses in one of the following: (18)

Business Administration, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, or Radio / Television Broadcasting.

IV. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by completion of Communication Theory (10-433) or Persuasion Theory and Campaigns (10-461) with a minimum grade of "C."