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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Communication Methods
Select one of the following:4
CMNS 291
RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 301/MCS 373
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
CMNS 327
RESEARCHING RELATIONSHIPS
CMNS 331
COMMUNICATION FIELDWORK
CMNS 346
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 362/JOUR 316
SOUND AND VISION
or MCS 316
SOUND AND VISION
CMNS 382
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Presentation Skills
Select one of the following:4
CMNS 230
PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
CMNS 330
TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE
CMNS 336
STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE
CMNS 339
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
CMNS 365
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMNS 369
PERFORMANCE OF HUMOR
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 354
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING
Communication Studies Electives
Select five of the following:20
CMN 292
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD WORKSHOP (2.0 quarter hours)
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS
CMN 397
RESEARCH PRACTICUM 1
CMN 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY 1
CMNS 205
COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
CMNS 211
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 230
PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
CMNS 280
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS
CMNS 290
COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP (VARIABLE TOPICS) (2.0 quarter hours)
CMNS 291
RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 300
MUSIC INDUSTRIES AND CULTURE
CMNS 301
AUDIO DOCUMENTARY
CMNS 304
COMMUNICATION, CODING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CMNS 307
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 308
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 309
INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 311
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 312
EVOLUTION AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 313
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 314
FAMILY COMMUNICATION
CMNS 315
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
CMNS 318
CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
CMNS 319
THE DARK SIDE OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
CMNS 320
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
CMNS 323
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CMNS 324
CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
CMNS 325
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
CMNS 326
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CMNS 327
RESEARCHING RELATIONSHIPS
CMNS 328
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 329
PERSUASION
CMNS 330
TOPICS IN PERFORMANCE
CMNS 331
COMMUNICATION FIELDWORK
CMNS 333
CULTURES IN CONVERSATION
CMNS 334
URBAN COMMUNICATION
CMNS 335
LATINO COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, & COMMUNITY
CMNS 336
STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE
CMNS 337
ASIAN-AMERICAN MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
CMNS 338
ASIAN CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 339
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
CMNS 340
COMMUNICATING & DATING
CMNS 341
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
CMNS 342
LIVING ONLINE
CMNS 343
WORK/FAMILY COMMUNICATION
CMNS 344
MINDFULNESS
CMNS 345
THE DARK WEB
CMNS 346
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 347
THE POLITICS OF HIP HOP CULTURE
CMNS 348
COMMUNICATING HEALTH, RACE AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
CMNS 349
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS
CMNS 355
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
CMNS 360
RELATIONAL, GROUP, AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
CMNS 361
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 362
SOUND AND VISION
CMNS 363
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 365
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
CMNS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMNS 369
PERFORMANCE OF HUMOR
CMNS 382
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
CMNS 393
COMMUNICATION STUDIES PRACTICUM (2.0 quarter hours)
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 212
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGC 251
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 290
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP (VARIABLE TOPICS) (2.0 quarter hours)
ORGC 316
COMMUNICATION AND GROUP DECISION-MAKING
ORGC 352
COMMUNICATION AND THE CORPORATE CULTURE
ORGC 353
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
ORGC 354
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING
ORGC 355
DARK SIDE OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 356
COMMUNICATION CONSULTING
ORGC 357
TOPICS IN GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 358
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
ORGC 359
VIRTUAL TEAMS
ORGC 360
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMUNICATION
ORGC 363
WORK/FAMILY COMMUNICATION
ORGC 393
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM (2.0 quarter hours)
Electives
Select three electives (12 credits) from any College of Communication offering12

​Internship Credit

Students in the major may take CMN 394 and/or CMN 395 (when work relates to the major). In order to take CMN 394 or CMN 395, students must have completed two of the four communication core classes (CMN 101CMN 102, CMN 103, CMN 104), two courses in the chosen major and have fulfilled internship program eligibility requirements.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. 

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