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at the Core



Whether you're producing a film, troubleshooting technical difficulties in the sound booth, planning an event, covering a story for The Pulse: Media Hub, or negotiating a conflict, strong communication skills give you the foundation you need to work with others effectively and graciously.


As a student in the Department of Communication, you’ll take the required courses below to form the foundation for your more specialized major studies. For more detailed descriptions of each, click on the course titles.



  • COMM 105 - Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • COMM 107 - Introduction to Communiction Seminar
  • COMM 341 - Communication Theory
  • COMM 493 - Communication Senior Seminar



One of the following media courses:

  • COMM 211 - Media in Everyday Life
  • COMM 218 - Mass Media and Society
  • COMM 282 - Topics in Media Studies



One of the following interpersonal communication courses:

  • COMM 241 - Small Group Communication
  • COMM 313 - Relational Communication
  • COMM 342 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 354 - Interpersonal Conflict



One of the following major writing courses:

  • COMM 247 - Writing for Mass Media
  • COMM 254 - Screenwriting I
  • ENGL 112 - Newswriting
  • ENGL 211/BUSA 211 - Writing for Business
  • ENGL 212 - Magazine Writing




Detailed course descriptions may be found in the Course Catalog






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