Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

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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 an excellent preparation for a career in management, customer service, public service, sales, public relations, or as a pre-law program.

I. Core Courses (30)
10-180 Introduction to Visual Media (3)
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. Supplementary Courses (18)

Select, in consultation with the advisor, an appropriate minor or body of courses of 18 hours. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, Business Administration, History, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Journalism, and Media programs.

III. The advanced writing requirement is fulfilled by completion of Communication Theory (10-433) with a minimum grade of C.