Requirements before Fall 2012

  • Major and Minor in Communication

    The Major in Communication requires at least nine credits, while the Minor in Communication requires at least six credits.

    Requirements for the Major:

    At least 9 credits

    • 5 courses at the 100- and 200-level
    • 2 courses from Group E (Rhetoric and Media courses at the 300- and 400-level)
    • Communication 390: Internship – 2 credits preferred  and Junior status required
    • Completion of the Senior Studies Requirement in 1 of the following ways:
      • Communication 420: Senior Seminar
      • Senior Thesis
      • Independent Study – Senior status required

    No more than two courses from outside of the Department of Communication count toward the major. The minimum grade for each course to count toward the major is C.  Courses taken Credit-D-Fail (with the exception of internships) will not count toward the major or minor.

    Requirements for the Minor:

    At least 6 credits

    • 1 Praxis course from Group A
    • 1 Rhetoric course from Group B
    • 1 Media course from Group C
    • 1 Rhetoric or Media course from Group B or Group C
    • 1 300-level course from Group E
    • 1 additional course chosen from:
      • Group E
      • Communication 390: Internship – 2 credits preferred  and Junior status required
      • Communication 420: Senior Seminar
      • Senior Thesis
      • Independent Study – Senior standing required

    No more than one course from outside Communication may count toward the minor.

    Groups of Communication Courses

             

    Group A: Praxis Courses

    • Communication 112: Visual Communication
    • Communication 120: Introduction to Journalism
    • Communication 135: Rhetoric and Speech
    • Philosophy 156: Logic and Styles of Argument

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    Group B: Rhetoric Courses

    • Communication 250: The Classical Rhetorical Tradition
    • Communication 251: Rhetorical History of the United States
    • Communication 253: Argumentation and Advocacy
    • Communication 255: Rhetorical Criticism

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    Group C: Media Studies Courses

    • Communication 275: Film Studies 
    • Communication 281: Theories of Mass Communication
    • Communication 283: Race, Culture and Media
    • Communication 285: Modern Media History
    • Communication 287: Media Systems and Institutions

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    Group D: Communication Across the College Courses

    • Art 242: Introduction to Computer Imaging
    • Communication 110: Introduction to Communication
    • Communication 268: Integrating Marketing with Journalism
    • Education 215: Instructional Communication Theory and Practice
    • History 275: Popular Music and American Society
    • Philosophy 255: Philosophy and Film
    • Philosophy 294: Philosophy of Language
    • Politics 224: Mass Media and American Politics
    • Sociology & Anthropology 246: Language and Culture

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    Group E

    • Communication 301: Communication Research Methods
    • Philosophy 310: Communication Ethics
    • Psychology 325: Sales Communications
    • Communication 350: Topics in Communication
    • Communication 370: Visual Rhetoric
    • Communication 372: Rhetoric of Economics and the Market
    • Communication 380: Black Cinema
    • Communication 381:  History and Theory of Freedom of Expression
    • Communication 382: Women’s Rhetoric and the Feminist Critique
    • Communication 383: New Media and Society
    • Communication 384: The Rhetorical Presidency
    • Communication 385: Public Sphere
    • Communication 386: Reading Popular Culture
    • Communication 387: Rhetoric of Law
    • Communication 388: Rhetoric and Public Memory
    • Communication 389: Political Economy of Media
    • Communication 391: Advanced Journalism

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