Courses in the Department of Communication Studies are designed to provide an important liberal arts perspective on the process and use of communication. Communication is vital to career and to personal and social relationships. Through studies in intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public communication, students can increase self-understanding and acquire more effective tools with which to participate in society.
Two popular courses in Department of Communication Studies are Intercultural Communication - COM 440, taught by Dr. Lillie Ransom, and Nonverbal Communication - COM 420, taught by Dr. Beth Benedict. View video descriptions of Intercultural Communication - COM 440 and Nonverbal Communication - COM 420.
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Declaring a Major
Requirements for Admission to a Major in Communication Studies
For admission to the communication studies major, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. A student majoring in communication studies can have no more than one "D" or "D+" in his or her major courses plus must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
Requirements for admission to a Minor in Journalism
Students planning to minor in journalism must complete either ENG 204 or the equivalent and provide evidence of writing effectiveness (a writing sample) to the English and Communication Studies Department chairs. Courses taken to satisfy major requirements in either communication studies or English cannot be counted toward this minor.