Communication

The major in communication consists of two tracks: Human Communication or Mass Communication (including journalism). A communication minor also is available. 

Whichever track is chosen, the B.A. in Communication requires lower division requirements of CT 2000, CT 2040, CT 2200, and JN 2000. A minor or an additional 12 semester hours of upper-division courses in related disciplines (outside communication) are required, chosen under the direction of the major advisor.

The B.A. in Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college-level credit.

All majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements. 

A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the major. (A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)

Human Communication track

The upper-division Communication requirements (12 hours) for both tracks include CT 3300, CT 3840, CT 3850 and CT 4940.

Additional upper-division Communication requirements (9 hours) for the Human Communication track are: CT 4870 and two of the following upper-division communication courses: CT 3000, CT 3200, OLS 3600, CT 4350, CT 4750, CT 4860, CT 4990 Special Topics by approval. Strongly recommended: coursework in Research Methods. 

Mass Communication track

The upper-division Communication requirements (12 hours) for both tracks include CT 3300, CT 3840, CT 3850 and CT 4940. 

Additional upper-division Communication requirements (9 hours) for the Mass Communication track are: CT 4890 and two of the following upper-division communication and/or journalism courses: JN 3000, JN 3030, JN 3050, JN/CT 3500, JN/CT 4170, JN/CT 4180, JN/CT 4990 Special Topics by approval. 

Minor Field of Concentration

The prerequisites for the minor in Communication are JN 2000 and CT 2040. Upper-division requirements include CT 4870 and any nine hours of upper-division communication courses.

A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the minor. (A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)