The Communication Major with a Theater concentration enables students to investigate their own embodied stories and the stories of others, with the aim of devising means to effectively share those stories with a larger 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 101Public Speaking2
COMM 201Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Communication majors and minors only)4
COMM 252Argumentation and Debate4

This requirement should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Communication Core14
COMM 201Fundamentals of Oral Communication4
COMM 302Rhetorical Theory4
COMM 312Communication Criticism4
COMM 494Senior Seminar2
Concentration Courses (Required and Elective)16
Required Concentration Course
COMM 271Theater Survey2
Elective Concentration Courses
Select 14 credits of the following:14
Acting I
Theater Workout
Faith And Theater
Acting II
Special Topics in Theater
Theater and Culture
Independent Study
Communication Elective
Select 2 or more credits from any offered COMM course2
Total Credits32