Undergrad Students

Required Courses for Communication Studies Concentration

COMM 2381 – Oral Communication Credit Hours (3) Description: In this class students will gain greater competence as communicators and develop skills that will enhance their personal, professional and public communication, adopting techniques that increase their effectiveness, reflect their identity and correspond with their scholarly and professional goals.

COMM 2100 – Communication Inquiry Credit hours (3) Description: History and development of the discipline of communication; emphasis on rhetoric, social science and media; theories and models of communication. Examine definitions and models of the communication process and focus on the development of major theories in the discipline with a particular emphasis on how these theories apply to everyday life.

COMM 2101 – Media and Info Literacy Credit hours (3) Description: Critical analysis of media representations, systems, cultures and audiences; focus on building foundational skills in practical media engagement for everyday life.

COMM 3001 – Rhetoric/Civic Controversy Credit Hours (3) Description: Introduction to history and practice of rhetoric as the art of civic engagement in a democracy, focus on key terms, ethical assumptions and interpretative tools of rhetoric study; analysis of contemporary and historical cases in focal and national controversy.

COMM 3100 – Communication Ethics Credit Hours (3) Description: Exploration of principles, theories, and philosophical approaches to ethics of human communication; emphasis on decision-making, critical thinking and awareness of personal responsibilities as a sender and receiver of messages.

COMM 3330 - Communication Research Methods (4) Description: Examination and application of qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Three hours of lecture, one hour of laboratory per week. PREREQUISITE: COMM 2100 and COMM 2101.

COMM 4381 – Senior Capstone Credit Hours (3) Description: Synthesis and extension of knowledge in communication studies; demonstrated integration of learning and positioning to move on as individuals, citizens and/or professionals. Students will create a portfolio representing past course projects as well as carry out a capstone research project. PREREQUESITE: COMM 3330 and senior standing or permission of instructor.

Spring 2024 Online Courses

COMM 2100 Communication Inquiry

COMM 2101 Media Literacy

COMM 3001 Rhetoric/Civic Controversy

COMM 3012 Health Communication

COMM 3330 Communication Research Methods

COMM 3324 Communication and Leadership

COMM 3361 African American Rhetoric

COMM 4011 Communication in Organizations

COMM 4015 Health Literacy

COMM 4381 Senior Capstone

COMM 4811 The Internet and New Media

Spring 2024 On Campus Courses

COMM 2100 Communication Inquiry (MWF) 9:10AM – 10:05AM

COMM 3012 Health Communication (MW) 10:20AM – 11:15AM

COMM 3100 Communication Ethics  (TR) 9:40AM – 11:05AM

COMM 4223 Entertainment, Media and Health        (MW) 2:20PM – 3:45PM

COMM 4360 Rhetoric of Social Movements  (TR) 1:00PM – 2:25PM

COMM 4363 Dialogue            (TR) 2:40PM – 4:05PM

COMM 4365 Place/Community/Communication      (TR) 9:40AM – 11:05AM

COMM 4381 Senior Capstone (TR) 1:00 – 2:25PM

COMM 4858 Contemporary Cinema  (T) 1:00PM – 4:00PM

COMM 4861 Science Fiction Film       (W) 1:00PM – 4:00PM