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

Specified General Education Courses - Foundation Studies: 18 Credit Hours

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

Communication Studies Core Courses - 9 Hours

  • COMM 208 Communication and the Information Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 350 Communication Research Methods (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 490 Issues and Applications in Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Applied Disciplinary Focus - 6 Hours

Communication Context and Skills Electives - Choose two of the following (6 Credit Hours):

  • COMM128 Media and Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 240 News Reporting (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 345 Desktop Publishing and Publication Design (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 347 Advertising (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 348 Public Relations (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 642 Crisis Management and Strategies (3 Credit Hours)

General Communication Courses - 27 Hours

Required Courses - 6 Credit Hours

  • COMM 304 Intermediate Interpersonal (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 318 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 Credit Hours)

Select seven courses from the following (21 Credit Hours):

  • COMM322 Topics in Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 414 Business & Professional Speaking (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 600 Nonverbal Codes (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 601 Persuasion (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 602 Intercultural Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 603 General Semantics (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 604 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 605 Small Group Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 606 Conflict Management Through Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 607 Listening (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 611 Organizational Culture and Climate (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 613 Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 627 Contemporary Problems in Mass Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 680 Seminar in Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 681 Readings in Communication OR (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 682 Problems in Communication OR (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 685 Internship in Communication (3 Credit Hours)
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