Communication Studies

The requirements for the major in communication studies will include a minimum of 48 credits, plus 15 credits in a second field of concentration for a Bachelor of Science in Communication and 16 hours in a foreign language for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

 

Communication studies majors may choose from five areas of emphasis: instructional communication and corporate training; intercultural communication and diversity; interpersonal communication and conflict management; organizational communication and leadership; and rhetoric and public culture. Note: Communication Studies courses may also be listed under the former course prefix, SPCH.

Communication Studies Core Courses (20 hrs.)
CMST 1310Perspectives in Communication Studies

3 credits

CMST 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

CMST 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

CMST 4510/CMST 8516Persuasion and Social Influence

3 credits

CMST 4940Speech Communication Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits

CMST 4960/JMC 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1 credit

And Either

CMST 4970/JMC 4970Internship Experience

1 credit

Or

CMST 4990Advanced Communication Practicum

1 - 3 credits

Advanced Communication Performance course - 3 hours - Choose from:

CMST 3120Persuasive Speaking

3 credits

CMST 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

CMST 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

CMST 3150Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

CMST 3160Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

CMST 3520Interviewing

3 credits

CMST 4150/CMST 8156Corporate Training and Development

3 credits

CMST 4160/CMST 8166Communication for Instructional Settings

3 credits

CMST 4800/CMST 8806Conflict Mediation

3 credits

Communication Studies Area of Emphasis (18 hrs.)  Students will complete 18 hours of communication studies courses with an emphasis in one of the following areas in consultation with an adviser.

Instructional Communication & Corporate Training

CMST 4150/CMST 8156Corporate Training and Development

3 credits

CMST 4160/CMST 8166Communication for Instructional Settings

3 credits

CMST 4560/CMST 8566Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3 credits

Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses

Intercultural Communication & Diversity

CMST 3750/WGST 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

CMST 4530/CMST 8536Intercultural Communication-US

3 credits

CMST 4570/CMST 8576Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

3 credits

Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses

Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management

CMST 4140/CMST 8146Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

CMST 4700/CMST 8706Interpersonal Conflict

3 credits

CMST 4800/CMST 8806Conflict Mediation

3 credits

Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses

Organizational Communication & Leadership
CMST 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

CMST 4180/CMST 8186Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3 credits

CMST 4170/CMST 8176Organizational Communication

3 credits

Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses

Rhetoric & Public Culture

CMST 2120Argumentation and Debate

3 credits

CMST 4110/CMST 8116Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

CMST 4310Political Broadcasting

3 credits

Plus 9 additional hours in CMST courses

Communication Studies students select from the following CMST courses to complete the additional hours in their area of emphasis.

CMST 1710/THEA 1090Oral Interpretation of Literature

3 credits

CMST 2120Argumentation and Debate

3 credits

CMST 3100Presentation & Interview Anxiety Reduction Techniques

3 credits

CMST 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

CMST 3120Persuasive Speaking

3 credits

CMST 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

CMST 3150Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

CMST 3160Intercollegiate Forensic Activities

1 - 3 credits

CMST 3510Cultural Communication in African-American Cinema

3 credits

CMST 3600Special Topics in Communication Studies

3 credits

CMST 3750/WGST 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

CMST 4110/CMST 8116Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

CMST 4130Family Communication

3 credits

CMST 4140/CMST 8146Communication and Human Relationships

3 credits

CMST 4150/CMST 8156Corporate Training and Development

3 credits

CMST 4160/CMST 8166Communication for Instructional Settings

3 credits

CMST 4170/CMST 8176Organizational Communication

3 credits

CMST 4180/CMST 8186Communication Leadership and Power and Organizations

3 credits

CMST 4190/CMST 8196Computer Mediated Communication

3 credits

CMST 4220/CMST 8226Health Communication

3 credits

CMST 4310Political Broadcasting

3 credits

CMST 4510/CMST 8516Persuasion and Social Influence

3 credits

CMST 4520/CMST 8526Psycholinguistics

3 credits

CMST 4530/CMST 8536Intercultural Communication-US

3 credits

CMST 4540/CMST 8546Contemporary Systems of Communication

3 credits

CMST 4550/CMST 8556Nonverbal Communication

3 credits

CMST 4560/CMST 8566Communication, Teamwork, & Facilitation

3 credits

CMST 4570/CMST 8576Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

3 credits

CMST 4580Communicating Race, Ethnicity & Identity

3 credits

CMST 4940Speech Communication Senior Capstone Seminar

3 credits

CMST 4600/CMST 8606Communication Theory and Application

3 credits

CMST 4620/CMST 8626Directing Forensics

3 credits

CMST 4700/CMST 8706Interpersonal Conflict

3 credits

CMST 4800/CMST 8806Conflict Mediation

3 credits

Additional Requirements include:

Journalism and Media Communication courses (7 credits)

JMC 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JMC 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

Approved Course - JMC Elective (adviser approved) - 3 credits

 

Research Methods or Statistics (3 credits)

Choose one course:  JMC 330 Social Media Metrics, JMC 4350 Media Communication Research, PSYC 3130 Statistics for Behavioral Science, SOC 2130 Basic Statistics, SOC 2510 Research Methods, STAT 3000 Statistical Methods I, CIST 1400 Introduction to Computer Programming (or other adviser-approved course)


Foreign Language (Bachelor of Arts ONLY) (16 credits)

 

Second Area or Minor (Bachelor of Science ONLY) (15 credits in one subject/or related area outside of major)

 

Electives (as needed to meet the 120-hour minimum for degree)

 

Second Field of Concentration for BSC Degree for Communication Studies Majors

 

The second field of concentration is required for the Bachelor of Science in Communication (BSC) degree. Communication studies majors pursuing the BSC should complete 15 hours of courses (including at least six hours of 3000- to 4000-level courses) in one department or academic program, or inter-related courses from various departments or academic programs other than communication studies. Communication studies majors may have a second field of concentration in journalism and media communication by completing 12 hours of courses in JMC (six hours of which must be at the 3000- or 4000-level), in addition to the JMC courses already required for the communication studies major.