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Bulletin Year 2011-2013 38 Credits COMMUNICATION MAJOR: COMMUNICATION STUDIES

REQUIRED COURSES: 23 credits Course Number COMM 104 1 credit P/F COMM 214 3 credits COMM 219 3 credits COMM 280 3 credits COMM 302 3 credits COMM 375 3 credits COMM 368 3 credits COMM 498 3 credits COMM 439 1 credit P/F Course Name Introduction to Communication Studies Introduction to Interpersonal Communication Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Advocacy Introduction to Organizational Communication Communication and the Human Condition Argumentation Analysis Systematic Inquiry in Communication Studies Capstone in Communication Studies Communication Career Capstone Offered (tentative)* Fall and Spring Fall and Spring Semester Notes

Fall and Spring

Fall and Spring

Spring Spring Fall and Spring Spring 2014 Fall and Spring

*As we implement the new program, it is possible that some course will only be offered once per year rather than both semesters. Check with your advisor.

ELECTIVE COURSES: 15 credits THREE COMMUNICATION STUDIES FOCUS AREAS (CFAs): 1. Rhetoric and Public Advocacy Course # Course Title COMM 303 Advanced Public Speaking COMM 314 Inside-Out Prison Exchange COMM 316 Gender and Discourse COMM 337 Foundations of Comm. Studies COMM 338 Free Speech COMM 411 Forensics Partic. COMM 422 Hist. of Public Address COMM 427 Rhetorical Criticism COMM 428 Rhetoric of Rock Music COMM 450 Rhetoric of Womens Mvmt 1776-1920 COMM 451 Rhetoric of Womens Mvmt 1920-present COMM 455 Environmental Comm. COMM 476 Special Topics COMM 499 Rhetoric of Vietnam

Offered Fall Spring (even years) Fall Fall and Spring Spring (even years) Spring (odd years) Spring (odd years) Fall (odd years) Spring (even years) Spring (odd years) Fall (odd years) Fall (even years)

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2. Organizational Communication Course # Course Title COMM 304 Bus. & Prof. Speaking COMM 413 Comm. in Non-Profit Org. COMM 414 Training and Development COMM 415 Org. Rhetoric COMM 416 Managerial Comm. COMM 477 Special Topics 3. Interpersonal Communication Course # Course Title COMM 267 Effective Listening COMM 318 Intercultural Comm. COMM 325 Non-Verbal Comm. COMM 326 Conflict & Comm. COMM TBD Family Comm. COMM 478 Special Topics

Offered Spring Fall (even years) Spring (even years) Fall (odd years) Spring (odd years)

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Offered Spring Fall Spring (odd years) Spring (even years) Fall

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GENERALIST OPTION If students do not wish to pursue the CFA option, they may choose the Generalist option. Under the Generalist option, students select 15 credits from any of the Communication courses (9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 levels in Communication Studies). One course may be chosen from four RTF electives, but this course does not count toward the 9 credits of 300 and 400 level Communication Studies electives.

Additional electives: No more than one 3-credit RTF elective can be applied to the Communication Studies major.

Communication Studies Courses: COMM 215 Small Group COMM 265 Oral Interpretation COMM 319 Persuasion COMM 399 Internship COMM 405 Off Campus Study COMM 441 Instructional Communication

Fall (even years) Fall and Spring


Spring interim (odd years) Greece; Fall interim (even years) Tanzania

TBD

COMM 442 COMM 444 COMM 447

Adv. Comm. Theory Directing High School Speech Activities Speech Elem. Classroom

Fall Fall (odd years) TBD

RTF Courses: If a student selects one of the RTF electives below, it cannot double count in the RTF major or RTF minor. COMM 347 Gender, Race, Class Fall and Spring & Mass Media COMM 348 Media Criticism Fall COMM 433 Entertainment Law Fall interim (even years)

PART I: REQUIRED COURSES Pre-requisites: COMM 104, COMM 214, COMM 219, and COMM 280 are prerequisites for all other courses. COMM 368 must be taken prior to COMM 498 and most 300 and 400 level electives (exempt 303, 304, 319, 433, 441, 444, 447).

PART II: ELECTIVE OPTIONS (15 course credits) Students may choose to pursue study in one of three Communication Focus Areas (CFAs) OR- they may pursue studies in a Communication Generalist Area. o CFA study: Students are required to earn 9 credits in the chosen CFA, in addition to the introductory course in that area plus 2 electives from any area. o Generalist study: Students choose 15 credits from any of the Communication courses (9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 levels in Communication Studies). One course may be chosen from four RTF electives, but this course does not count toward the 9 credits of 300 and 400 level Communication Studies electives. Students are required to take at least 9 credits of Communication Studies courses at the 300 and 400 levels. Only COMM 303 OR COMM 304 can count towards the 38 credit major. Students may choose to take one 3-credit course from four RTF electives (329, 347, 348, and 433) that will count towards the Communication Studies major. These courses do not count toward the 9 credits of upper level electives required in Communication Studies, but can be used to complete the 15 credits of electives.