The Communication Major with an Interpersonal Communication concentration explores how meaning develops in messages within personal, social, and institutional relationships, as well as how patterns of human communication behavior contribute to Christian community.
Requirements for the major are 32 hours: 14 hours in the Communication Core, 16 hours in a Concentration, and 2 elective hours of any Communication course. The Core consists of 4 courses in performance, theory, research, and a senior capstone (in which each student submits a portfolio and has a senior assessment interview). These four core courses should be completed in sequence.
To complement core courses, students select a concentration in Interpersonal Communication, Media Studies, Rhetoric and Culture, or Theater. Within each concentration, there are requirements and electives with course work progressing from introductory to advanced levels of study.
General Education Requirement. The following courses fulfill the oral communication competency requirement:
|COMM 101||Public Speaking||2|
|COMM 201||Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Communication majors and minors only)||4|
|COMM 252||Argumentation and Debate||4|
This requirement should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.
Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.
|COMM 201||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||4|
|COMM 301||Communication Theory||4|
|COMM 311||Human Communication Research||4|
|COMM 494||Senior Seminar||2|
|Concentration Courses (Required and Elective) 1||16|
|Required Concentration Courses||6-8|
|Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication|
|Elective Concentration Courses||8-10|
|Communication and Gender|
|Communication and Diversity|
|Reconciliation & Conflict Resolution|
|Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication (Course may be repeated for separate topics.)|
|Select 2 or more credits from any offered COMM course|
Required and Elective Concentration courses must equal a total of 16 credits.