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.

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Fall 2024 Online Courses

COMM 2100  Comm Inquiry

COMM 2101 Media Literacy

COMM 3001 Rhetoric/Civic Controversy

COMM 3003 TV and Culture

COMM 3012 Health Communication

COMM 3330 Applied COMM Research Methods

COMM 3360 Rhetoric of Pop Culture

COMM 4322 Persuasion and Influence

COMM 4341 Interpersonal Communication

COMM 4380 Communication and Conflict

COMM 4381Senior Capstone

COMM 4850 Film History I

Fall 2024 On Campus Courses

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

COMM 3012 Health Communication (MW) 12:40PM - 2:05PM

COMM 3100 Communication Ethics  (TR) 2:40PM – 4:05PM

COMM 3331 Rhetorical and Media Criticism. (TR) 2:40PM - 4:05PM

COMM 4013 Political Communication  (TR)  11:25AM - 12:45PM

COMM 4210 Sports Communication  (TR) 9:40AM - 11:05AM

COMM 4360 Rhetoric of Social Movements  (MW) 10:20AM – 11:15AM

COMM 4860 Reality TV (W) 1:00PM - 4:00PM


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Rotation of courses



COMM 2100



COMM 2100 online



COMM 2101



COMM 2101 online



COMM 3330



COMM 3330 online



COMM 3331



COMM 3331 online



COMM 4381



COMM 4381 online




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