Program of Study

In addition to completing Core Curriculum Areas A - E, all speech communication majors must complete Core Curriculum Area F, the Senior Core, and one of the emphases. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all coursework in the major including Area F, the Senior Core and courses in the emphasis in the Communication Arts Department. All courses required for the Speech Communication major are three (3) credits.

Core Curriculum Areas A - E

 

42 Credits

Core Curriculum Area F

 

18 Credits

 

COMM 1110 - Public Speaking
COMM 2100 - Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication
ACED 2400 - Computer Technology for the Workplace or CS1000 - Introduction to Microcomputers and Applications

3
3
3
3
3

 

Two courses selected from the following list:

   
 

THEA 1000 - Voice and Diction
THEA 1100 - Theatre Appreciation
DANC 1500 - Introduction to Dance
MDIA 2000 - Introduction to Mass Media
PHIL 2010 - Fundamentals of Philosophy
PHIL 2020 - Principles of Logic and Argumentation
ACED 2050 - Communications for the Workplace
BUSA 2106 - The Environment of Business

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

SENIOR CORE

 

18 Credits

 

COMM 3000 - Qualitative Communication Research Methods
COMM 3100 - Small Group Communication
COMM 3500 - Fundamentals of Cross-cultural Communication
COMM 3800 - Quantitative Communication Research Methods

3
3
3
3

 

Two courses selected from the following list:

   
 

COMM 4060 - Persuasion
COMM 4120 - Theories of Public Communication
COMM 4130 - The Psychology and Semiotics of Communication
COMM 4140 - Interpersonal Communication Theory*
COMM 4160 - Health Communication Theory
COMM 4170 - Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 4600 - Special Topics in Communication Theory

3
3
3
3
3
3
3

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

 

24 Credits

General Speech Communication Emphasis

   
 

COMM 3310 - Listening
COMM 3330 - Interviewing
COMM 3071 - Argumentation and Debate
COMM 3320 - Nonverbal Communication
COMM 3410 - Conflict Management and Leadership
COMM 4140 - Interpersonal Communication Theory
COMM 4340 - Capstone in General Speech
COMM 4400 - Organizational Presentation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

Intercultural Organizational Communication

   
 

COMM 3320 - Nonverbal Communication
COMM 3400 - Organizational Communication
COMM 3410 - Conflict Management and Leadership
COMM 3550 - Managing Diversity
COMM 4400 - Organizational Presentation
COMM 4420 - Advanced Organizational Communication
COMM 4430 - Ethics in Human Communication
COMM 4440 - Intercultural Training

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

Public Relations Emphasis

   
 

COMM 3200 - Contemporary Public Relations
COMM 3210 - Electronic Public Relations Applications
COMM 3220 - Public Relations Writing
COMM 3240 - Public Relations Document Layout and Design
COMM 4200 - Public Relations Research
COMM 4220 - Integrated Communication
COMM 4230 - Public Relations Plans and Campaigns
COMM 4240 - Public Relations Law and Ethics

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 

Guided Electives

18 Credits

Total Credits Required for Degree

 

120 Credits

* Students in the General Speech Communication emphasis are required to take this course as part of their emphasis. Therefore, they must select two (2) other courses in this area.

Health Communication Certificate

 

12 Credits

 

COMM 2100 - Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 3500 - Fundamentals of Cross-cultural Communication
COMM 4160 - Health Communication Theory

3
3
3

 

One course selected from the following list:

   
 

PSYC 3220 - Adult Psychology and Gerontology
SOCI 3750 - Medical Socialogy
NURS 3010 - Gerontological Nursing
MKTG 3100 - Health Care Marketing
KSPE 3301 - Contemporary Health Issues
AFAM 3070/NURS 3070- Health Care Issues of Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.

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3
3
3
3
3