Communication Studies General Communication Emphasis

General Communication enables you to learn about interpersonal, organizational and public communication while gaining practical experience through workshops, campus activities and internships. With a solid background in communication you will find many career options available.

Bachelor of Arts

(Communication with emphasis in General Communication)

University Degree Requirements

  Hours
Specified General Education Courses - Foundation Studies 18
Elective/Specified General Education Courses:  
* IDS 350 - Multiculturalism in U.S. - REQUIRED         3
• Math 250- Elements of Statistics - REQUIRED 3
• Modern Language Courses (Beginning courses I,II) 10
• Electives 11

Communication Studies Core Courses - 9 Hours  

COMM 208 Communication and the Information Society 3
COMM 350 Communication Research Methods 3
COMM 490 Issues and Applications in Communication 3

Applied Disciplinary Focus - 6 Hours

Communication Context and Skills Electives - Choose two of the following (6 hours):
COMM 128 Media and Society 3
COMM 240 News Reporting 3
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing and Publication Design 3
COMM 347 Advertising 3
COMM 348 Public Relations 3
COMM 642 Crisis Management and Strategies 3

General Communication Courses -  27 Hours  

Required Courses - 6 hours
COMM 304 Intermediate Interpersonal 3
COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication 3
Select seven courses from the following (21 hours):
COMM 322 Topics in Communication 3
COMM 414 Business & Professional Speaking  3
COMM 600 Nonverbal Codes 3
COMM 601 Persuasion 3
COMM 602         Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 603 General Semantics 3
COMM 604 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 605 Small Group Communication 3
COMM 606 Conflict Management Through Communication 3
COMM 607 Listening 3
COMM 611 Organizational Culture and Climate 3
COMM 613 Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques 3
COMM 627 Contemporary Problems in Mass Communication 3
COMM 680 Seminar in Communication 3
COMM 681 Readings in Communication OR 3
COMM 682 Problems in Communication OR 3
COMM 685 Internship in Communication 3