Requirements for Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies

A minimum of 10 courses and at least 30 credits are required for the major.1

Fundamentals

COM ARTS 260 Communication and Human Behavior3

Core-Part One

Complete one:
Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture
Great Speakers and Speeches
Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions

Core-Part Two

Complete one:
Introduction to Quantitative Research in Communication
Theory and Practice of Persuasion

Applied Communication

Complete one:
Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate
Speech Composition
Theory and Practice of Group Discussion
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication

 Theory-History-Criticism

Complete three:
Topics in Rhetoric and Communication Science
Gender and Communication
Rhetoric and Health
Media and Human Behavior
Online Communication and Personal Relationships
Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture
Introduction to Quantitative Research in Communication
Theory and Practice of Persuasion
Great Speakers and Speeches
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
Intercultural Communication & Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Religion
Topics in Digital Studies (Communication Science & Rhetoric)
The Psychology of Communication
Contemporary Political Discourse
Rhetoric and Technology
Nature of Criticism-The Public Arts of Communication
Rhetoric and Power on the Internet
Digital Media and Political Communication
Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
Media, Deliberation, and Public Issues
Communication Theory
Theories of Deliberation and Controversy
Communication and Interethnic Behavior
Classical Rhetorical Theory
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric of Globalization and Transnationalism
Rhetoric of US Immigration and Naturalization
Communication in Complex Organizations
Dynamics of Online Relationships
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Address
Special Topics in Communication Science
Mass Media and Youth
Health Communication in the Information Age
History of American Public Address
Communication and Social Conflict

Radio-TV-Film

Complete one:
Survey of Contemporary Media
Film Comedy
Topics in Film and Media Studies
Critical Internet Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Introduction to Film
Television Industries
Film History to 1960
Film Genres
Introduction to Media Production
History of the Animated Film
History of Documentary Film
Sports Media
Ethics of Entertainment Media
Topics in Digital Studies (Radio, Television, & Film)
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Gender, Sexuality, and the Media
Latino/as and Media
Asian Americans and Media
Media and National Identity
Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music
Cultural History of Broadcasting
Television Criticism
Critical Film Analysis
French Film
Russian and Soviet Film
Global Media Cultures
New Media and Society
Italian Film
Global Art Cinema
American Independent Cinema
Avant-Garde Film
Editing and Post-production for Video and Film
Writing for Television and Film
Cinematography and Sound Recording
Producing for Internet TV and Video
Television Genres
Digital Game Cultures
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
The American Film Industry in the Era of the Studio System
Contemporary Media Industries
Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies
Special Topics in Production
Special Topics in Film
Advanced Video Production and Direction
German Film
Advanced Motion Picture Production Workshop
Film Theory

Electives:2

Complete two additional COM ARTS courses numbered 200-699:
Introduction to Digital Communication
Topics in Communication Arts
Survey of Contemporary Media
Communication and Human Behavior
Theory and Practice of Argumentation and Debate
Speech Composition
Theory and Practice of Group Discussion
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Theory and Practice of Interpersonal Communication
Honors Seminar in Communication Arts
Directed Study
Directed Study
Film Comedy
Topics in Rhetoric and Communication Science
Topics in Film and Media Studies
Gender and Communication
Rhetoric and Health
Media and Human Behavior
Online Communication and Personal Relationships
Critical Internet Studies
Race, Ethnicity, and Media
Introduction to Film
Television Industries
Film History to 1960
Film Genres
Introduction to Media Production
History of the Animated Film
History of Documentary Film
Sports Media
Introduction to Rhetoric in Politics and Culture
Introduction to Quantitative Research in Communication
Theory and Practice of Persuasion
Great Speakers and Speeches
Communication and Conflict Resolution
Rhetoric of Campaigns and Revolutions
Intercultural Communication & Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Religion
Ethics of Entertainment Media
Topics in Digital Studies (Radio, Television, & Film)
Topics in Digital Studies (Communication Science & Rhetoric)
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
The Psychology of Communication
Gender, Sexuality, and the Media
Latino/as and Media
Asian Americans and Media
Media and National Identity
Sound Cultures: Podcasting and Music
Cultural History of Broadcasting
Television Criticism
Critical Film Analysis
French Film
Russian and Soviet Film
Global Media Cultures
New Media and Society
Italian Film
Global Art Cinema
American Independent Cinema
Avant-Garde Film
Editing and Post-production for Video and Film
Writing for Television and Film
Cinematography and Sound Recording
Producing for Internet TV and Video
Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts
Contemporary Political Discourse
Rhetoric and Technology
Nature of Criticism-The Public Arts of Communication
Rhetoric and Power on the Internet
Digital Media and Political Communication
Topics in Communication Arts: Study Abroad
Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
Media, Deliberation, and Public Issues
Television Genres
Digital Game Cultures
Contemporary Hollywood Cinema
The American Film Industry in the Era of the Studio System
Contemporary Media Industries
Communication Theory
Theories of Deliberation and Controversy
Communication and Interethnic Behavior
Classical Rhetorical Theory
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric of Globalization and Transnationalism
Rhetoric of US Immigration and Naturalization
Communication in Complex Organizations
Dynamics of Online Relationships
Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies
Special Topics in Production
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Address
Special Topics in Communication Science
Special Topics in Film
Mass Media and Youth
Health Communication in the Information Age
Advanced Video Production and Direction
German Film
Advanced Motion Picture Production Workshop
History of American Public Address
Film Theory
Communication and Social Conflict
Senior Thesis
Senior Thesis
Directed Study
Directed Study

Footnotes

Sample Four-Year Plan

This Sample Four-Year Plan is a tool to assist students and their advisor(s). Students should use it—along with their DARS report, the Degree Planner, and Course Search & Enroll tools—to make their own four-year plan based on their placement scores, credit for transferred courses and approved examinations, and individual interests. As students become involved in athletics, honors, research, student organizations, study abroad, volunteer experiences, and/or work, they might adjust the order of their courses to accommodate these experiences. Students will likely revise their own four-year plan several times during college.

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
COM ARTS 100 (meets Communication-A requirement)3COM ARTS 260 (meets Humanities or Social Science Breadth)3
Quantitative Reasoning-A 4Ethnic Studies3
Foreign Language (if needed)4Foreign Language (if needed)4
Elective3Biological Science Breadth3
COUN PSY 125 (optional)1Elective3
 15 16
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
COM ARTS 272 (meets Communication B, Social Science Breadth, and COM ARTS Applied)3COM ARTS Core Part 1 (meets Humanities Breadth)3
COM ARTS 361 (meets Quantitative Reasoning B, Social Science Breadth, and COM ARTS Core Part Two)3Science Breadth (Biological Science, if B.S.)3
Physical Science Breadth3Intermediate/Advanced COMP SCI, MATH, or STAT (if B.S.)3
Literature Breadth3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Declare the majorINTER-LS 2101
 15 16
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
COM ARTS Theory-History-Criticism (meets Social Science Breadth)3COM ARTS Radio-TV-Film3
COM ARTS Theory-History-Criticism (meets Humanities Breadth)3Literature Breadth3
Intermediate/Advanced COMP SCI, MATH, or STAT (if B.S.)3Elective3
Science Breadth (Physical Science, if B.S.)3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
COM ARTS Theory-History-Criticism3COM ARTS Elective3
COM ARTS Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective1
 15 13
Total Credits 120