All communication majors are required to take core communication courses designed to provide a solid foundation and a compelling introduction to media, interpersonal communication, communication theories, and research methods, as well as experience communicating in groups and presenting to larger audiences.
The courses outlined below are for freshmen and sophomores. You can also view a full listing of course descriptions.
Introduction to Mass Media (COM 101)
This course offers a focus on today’s robust media landscape and its tremendous impact on society today. Topics include:
Interpersonal Communication (COM 102)
This is a fun and awakening course focused the role of communication in our interpersonal interactions. Topics include:
Presentation Skills (COM 150)
This course is an entrée into learning to effectively research, develop, prepare, and present information or a persuasive pitch in a group setting. Students gain exceptional presentation experience in this course. Topics include:
Communication Theory and Research (COM 205)
This is an enlightening course dedicated to helping students understand how to use and apply interpersonal communication, mass communication, and persuasion theories. Topics include:
Prerequisites: Introduction to Mass Media (COM 101) and Interpersonal and Group Communication (COM 102), listed above