Communication Studies Major— B.A.

 

Required courses

CMST 11000Public Communication

3

CMST 12000Communication, Culture, & Rhetoric

3

CMST 14000Small Group Communication

3

CMST 14900Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication

3

CMST 21500Argumentation & Debate

3

CMST 23000Analysis and Performance of Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Restricted electives

Select 12 credits in applications in communication studies:

CMST 22600Health Communication

3

CMST 24300Interviewing

3

CMST 31100Advanced Public Communication

3

CMST 32400Rhetoric and Social Order

3

CMST 33200Folklore and Cultural Performances

3

CMST 33300Analysis and Performance of Prose

3

CMST 33400Group Performance of Literature

3

CMST 33500Analysis and Performance of Poetry

3

CMST 34600Gender and Interpersonal Communication

3

CMST 34700Intercultural Communication

3

CMST 34800Family Communication

3

CMST 38900Selected Topics in Communication Studies

3

CMST 39700Direct Readings

1 to 4

CMST 42900Seminar in Public Communication

3

CMST 43900Seminar in Literary and Cultural Performances

3

CMST 44900Seminar in Interpersonal Communication

3

CMST 45100Communication and Social Influence

3

CMST 49500Internship: Communication Studies

1 to 12

Select 6 credits in theories of communication studies:

CMST 32600Classical Theories of Rhetoric

3

CMST 32700Modern and Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric

3

CMST 35300Language and Social Interaction

3

CMST 45900Seminar in Communication Theory

3

Select 3 credits in research methods in communication studies:

CMST 32800The Uses and Methods of Communication Criticism

3

CMST 34100Communication Research Methods

3

Select 6 credits of electives in communication studies: 

CMST xxxxxElectives

6

Note: At least 3 credits must be taken at level 3 or 4, and 1 credit at level 4.

Summary

Total, required courses

18

Total, restricted electives

27

Unrestricted electives

75

Total, B.A. in communication studies

120

Communication studies majors have 75 elective credits, but they are encouraged to elect at least one 18- to 27-credit sequence outside the department as a minor concentration or cognate area. No more than two grades below a C (2.00) will be accepted in courses toward fulfilling requirements of the major.

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