Communication Arts & Sciences



Communication Arts & Sciences

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Major in Organizational Communication

The goal of the major in organizational communication is to help students develop proficiency in all aspects of human communication, by understanding the structure, patterns and effects of human communication in a variety of career contexts. It is designed to train students to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds in dyadic, small-group and public settings; apply communication principles to complex decision making; and analyze and solve communication-related problems effectively.

A major in organizational communication requires the following courses:

Required Core Courses
COM 114 Interpersonal Communication
COM 213 Public Speaking
COM 220 Introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 315 Intercultural Communication
COM 316 Communication Theory
COM 319 Business and Professional Communication
COM 320 Organizational Communication
COM 490 Senior Seminar: Topics in Communication or COM 498 Internship Capstone

With the assistance of their academic advisor, students will select appropriate courses from the following groups of course offerings:

Three courses from:
COM 311 Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace
COM 312 Small Group Communication
COM 317 Persuasive Communication
COM 318 Gender and Communication
COM 321 Case Studies in Organizational Communication
COM 322 Conflict Management
COM 331 Language, Identity and the Rainbow
COM 353 Special Topics in Communication Studies
COM 413 Advanced Public Speaking
COM 419 Business and Professional Communication in Online Contexts
COM 420 Ethics and Critical Issues in Communication
COM 450 Leadership and Communication
COM 468 Internship

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