Communication, Communication Studies, Minor

Liberal Arts (Code 583-401)

Twenty-four semester credits, including:
Communication Studies Core: 6 credits
CJ 105Communication in Contemporary Society3
CJ 202Fundamentals of Speech3
or CJ 203 Fundamentals of Human Communication
Communication Studies Electives (12 credits, at least 9 of which must be at the 300-level or higher):12
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Human Communication Theory
Introduction to Rhetoric and Society
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Intercultural Communication
Topics in Advanced Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Communication and Gender
Mass Media and Popular Culture
Diversity & Communication: Organizational & Media Contexts
Topics in Communication and Social Advocacy
Professional Communication
Leadership Communication
Directed Studies
General Communication and Journalism Electives: (6 credits from any course with a CJ prefix with the exception of CJ 202 and CJ 203; students may choose courses from the list of communication studies electives above but a course may be used in only one requirement category.)6
Total Credits24

Note:  No major or minor credit may be earned under the S/U option.  

Program Learning Outcomes  

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Students will prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Students will apply discipline-specific theories to explain human communication/behavior and make suggestions for corrective actions where needed.
  • Students will describe the role of communication in a variety of contexts.
  • Students will explain what it means to communicate ethically.