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Communication Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 36+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

COMM 214

Media in the Digital Age (4) PR: None; CO: COMM 214D

COMM 214D

Media in the Digital Age Discussion (0) PR: None; CO: COMM 214

COMM 215

Communication, Identity and Community (4) PR: None

COMM 280

Introduction to Communication Messages (3) PR: None. COMM 280 and COMM 281 is a year-long course. Students will be automatically enrolled in the second section of the course during the registration period. The course will be scheduled on the same day and times with the same professor for both courses. Students who do not receive a grade of C- or better in the first half of the course will be dropped from the continuing section after final grades are posted.

COMM 281

Introduction to Communication Messages (3) PR: COMM 280. COMM 280 and COMM 281 is a year-long course. Students will be automatically enrolled in the second section of the course during the registration period. The course will be scheduled on the same day and times with the same professor for both courses. Students who do not receive a grade of C- or better in the first half of the course will be dropped from the continuing section after final grades are posted.

COMM 301

Communication Research Methods (3) PR: COMM 104 or 280; COMM 214 or 215; MATH 104 or MATH 250; or department chair permission. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

COMM 310

Message Design and Influence (3) PR: COMM 104 or 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; CSCI 112 or higher; or department chair permission. PR or CO: COMM 281. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

COMM 315

Ethical Communication (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

COMM 336

Addressing Problems in Context (3) PR: COMM 104 or COMM 280; COMM 214 or COMM 215; or department chair permission. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

OR

 

COMM 389

Public Opinion in American Politics (3) PR: POLI 101 or COMM 214; or department chair permission

OR

 

COMM 394

Political Campaign Communication (3) PR: POLI 101 or COMM 214; or department chair permission

OR

 

COMM 395

American Politics and Mass Media (3) PR: POLI 101 or COMM 214; or department chair permission

COMM 410

Analysis of Communication Practice (4) PR: COMM 280; COMM 281; COMM 214; COMM 215; COMM 301; COMM 310; or department chair permission. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

COMM 480

Capstone in Communication (6) PR: COMM 280; COMM 281; COMM 214; COMM 215; COMM 301; and COMM 310; or department chair permission. COMM 480 and 481 are year-long, sequenced courses scheduled across two academic terms. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

AND

 

COMM 481

Capstone in Communication (6) PR: COMM 280; COMM 281; COMM 214; COMM 215; COMM 301; COMM 310; COMM 410; and COMM 480; or department chair permission. COMM 480 and 481 are year-long, sequenced courses scheduled across two academic terms. A grade of C- or better must be earned for all prerequisite courses.

OR

 

COMM 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Senior standing; 3.25 GPA in the communication major; and departmental honors committee approval.

Notes:

  • A grade of C- or better must be earned in any course used to fulfill a major or minor requirement in the Department of Communication