Course Clusters in the Communication Studies Program

Choose from the following cluster of courses for specific interests: Law and Advocacy, Global Communication, Strategic Communication, Journalism, Entertainment Industry and Graduate School.

The communication studies major offers students flexibility and choice. Students can select courses that relate to their interest and post-graduate plans, and our faculty have made course recommendations based on themes. Choose from the following cluster of courses for specific interests: Law and Advocacy, Global Communication, Strategic Communication, Journalism, Entertainment Industry and Graduate School.

All Upper Divisions Communication courses can be used as major electives.

Suggested classes for students interested in international and intercultural communication.

Human Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 326 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 445 Gender Communication
  • COMM 475 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 488 Global Team Development

Media Studies Recommendations:

  • COMM 338 Media and Conflict
  • COMM 380 International Media
  • COMM 480 Advanced Topics in International Media

Suggested classes for students interested in a career in journalism and writing for multimedia platforms.


Human Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 325 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 455 Interviewing and Negotiation
  • COMM 460 Persuasion and Propaganda
  • COMM 475 Intercultural Communication


Media Studies Recommendations:

  • COMM 330 Media Processes and Effects
  • COMM 338 Media and Conflict
  • COMM 421 Advanced Journalism
  • COMM 485 Writing for Media

Suggested classes for students interested in entering the entertainment industry and a career in the production of mediated content.


Human Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 325 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 460 Persuasion and Propaganda
  • COMM 475 Intercultural Communication


Media Studies Recommendations:

  • COMM 330 Media Processes and Effects
  • COMM 432 Film and Cultural Politics
  • COMM 433 American Independent Cinema
  • COMM 435 Principles of Production
  • COMM 482 Children and Media
  • COMM 485 Writing for Media

Suggested classes for students interested in ersuasive communication including preparation for law school, advocacy work and/or politics.


Human Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 353 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 370 Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 455 Interviewing and Negotiating
  • COMM 460 Persuasion and Propaganda


Media Studies Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 380 International Communication
  • COMM 462 Political Communication
  • COMM 482 Children and Media
  • COMM 483 Teens and Popular Culture

Suggested classes for students who are interested in studying business communication, advertising and/or public relations.


Human Communication Recommendations:

  • COMM 350 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 353 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 455 Interviewing and Negotiating
  • COMM 460 Persuasion and Propaganda


Media Studies Recommendations:

  • COMM 330 Media Processes and Effects
  • COMM 403 Advanced Public Speaking
  • COMM 421 Advanced Journalism
  • COMM 463 Communication and Sport

Suggested classes for students interested in post-graduate education and emphasize opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research.


Human Communication Recommendations

  • COMM 325 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 350 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 353 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 370 Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 494 Special Topics in Communication Studies

Media Studies Recommendations:

  • COMM 330 Media Processes and Effects
  • COMM 336 Communication Criticism
  • COMM 338 Media and Conflict


Research Opportunities:

  • COMM 365 Communication Research Methods
  • COMM 366 Interpretive Research Methods
  • COMM 496 Research Experience
  • COMM 499 Independent Study

Department of Communication Studies
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