Communication Studies

Communication Studies is one of five undergraduate sequences in the Department of Communication. It represents a general overview of the communication discipline and supports students pursuing teaching careers and graduate programs.

Students need to complete:

CORE REQUIREMENTS (9 hours)

  • COMM 1370 : Introduction to Communication Studies
    This is an introduction to the various fields of communication.

  • COMM 3371 : Communication Theory and Analysis
    This class covers various communication theory that apply to all communication disciplines, ranging from intrapersonal communication to mass communication.
    Prerequisite: COMM 1370.

  • COMM 4372 : Methods of Research in Communication
    Here, you will address various social science methodologies used to conduct research in the field of communication.
    Prerequisite: Senior standing and MATH 1320 with a grade of "C" or better.

SEQUENCE REQUIREMENTS (18 hours)

Students must take:

  • COMM 2350: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    The study of contemporary interpersonal communication theory and research. Persuasion and Social Influence.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and and ENGL 1312.

  • COMM 2352 : Persuasion and Social Influence
    An introduction to theories of persuasion that analyze the communication process as a social influence in various forms in the field of communication.
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor approval.

  • COMM 3353 : Intercultural Communication
    The process of communication in culture, verbal, non-verbal cues, values and person perception in cross and intercultural interaction.
    Prerequisites: Junior standing, COMM 1370, or instructor approval.

  • COMM 3354 : Small Group Communication
    An examination of theories, research, and principles to small group communication.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor approval.

  • COMM 3357 : New Communication Technologies
    The theory and research of the effect of technology on human communication. Surveys the impact of the effects on human interaction mediated by various technologies.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing, COMM 1370, or instructor approval.

  • COMM 4352 : Contemporary Rhetoric
    Study of modern humanistic contributions to theories of communication and persuasion.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ELECTIVES (9 hours)

Any upper-division course except those included in sequence requirements for this major. Course Catalog

  • COMM 3300 - 4300

Last updated on 08-02-2010 by Lourdes Cueva Chacón.