BA in Communication Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication is recommended for students who want to develop a broad understanding of how humans communicate, how technologies extend and alter our communication abilities and practices, and how our basic ability to communicate allows us to weave a powerful web between and within individuals, cultures and organizations. Students have the opportunity to pursue communication as it relates to a variety of career fields.
Learning outcomes for this program include:
- Students are able, individually or in teams, to produce novice research projects about communication in at least one tradition of Communication research.
- Students are able to use one or more theories of communication (from social science, rhetoric, or critical/cultural) to explain and/or interpret human behavior.
Note: CMJ courses must obtain a C- or better to count toward the major; WI = Writing Intensive; SL = Service Learning
Core Course Requirements: 3 courses (9 credits)
|CMJ 201||Rhetorical Theory|
|CMJ 202||Communication Theory|
|CMJ 485||Capstone Seminar in Communication (WI)|
Major Course Requirements: 7 courses (21 credits) from the following list of CMJ courses
Note: No more than 1 of CMJ 102/103/106/107
|CMJ 102||Interpersonal Communication|
|CMJ 103||Public Speaking|
|CMJ 107||Communication & the Environment|
|CMJ 225||Sex, Gender, and Communication|
|CMJ 257||Business and Professional Communication|
|CMJ 324||Interpersonal Communication in Everyday Life|
|CMJ 345||Small Group Communication|
|CMJ 347||Argument and Critical Thinking (WI)|
|CMJ 360||Nonverbal Communication|
|CMJ 366||Speech Play and Performance|
|CMJ 367||Public Relations|
|CMJ 370||Visual Communication|
|CMJ 393||Topics in Communication|
|CMJ 401||Speech, Space, Event: Critical Applications (WI)|
|CMJ 402||Communication Research|
|CMJ 403||Persuasion and Social Influence|
|CMJ 404||Risk Communication|
|CMJ 405||Gender and Communication|
|CMJ 407||Environmental Communication (Service Learning)|
|CMJ 410||Social Influence of Mass Communication|
|CMJ 420||Health Communication|
|CMJ 425||Health Campaigns (Service Learning)|
|CMJ 430||Intercultural Communication|
|CMJ 450||Communication and Technology|
|CMJ 466||Narrative, Performance, and Social Change (WI, SL)|
|CMJ 470||Communication in Organizations (WI)|
|CMJ 475||Sexualities in Mass Communication|
|CMJ 493||Topics in Communication|
|CMJ 500+||Requires department approval|
Note: Only one 100-level course may count toward the major in Communication.
For all undergraduate majors in Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies: A total of 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language, with at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (take 6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other).
- Writing Area: ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 212, ENG 301, ENG 317, ENG 415, ENG 416, ENG 418 (CMJ 136 may count here if not used to fill a major requirement)
- Language Area: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, or other language.