Communication: Communication Studies Bachelor of Science

Emphasizes the study of human interaction in both mediated and non-mediated communication. Courses will cover theories and skills regarding relational development, group decision-making, public speaking, communication ethics, research and evaluation, and organizational communication. The goal of the major is to develop the student’s ability to understand and apply theories and skills in communication performance, message construction, and communication analysis and evaluation across social and professional settings.

Requirements for Communication: Communication Studies

(40 credit hours, which includes core requirements; at least 12 credit hours must be taken at Fredonia)

Communication Core (7 credit hours):

COMM 101Fundamentals of Communication

3

COMM 105Public Speaking

3

COMM 199Communication Orientation

1

Total Credit Hours:7

Group A - Major Core (18 credit hours):

COMM 102Mass Media and Society

3

or

COMM 155Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3

COMM 221Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 302Rhetoric and Criticism

3

COMM 323Research Methods

3

COMM 430Communication Theory

3

COMM 465Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Group B - Major Electives (15 credit hours):

COMM 222Principles of Public Relations

3

COMM 301Group Communication

3

COMM 303Health Communication

3

COMM 313Political Communication

3

COMM 321Environmental Communication

3

COMM 336Introduction to Business Communication

3

COMM 259Special Topics in Communication

1-3

COMM 359Special Topics in Communication

1-3

COMM 459Special Topics in Communication

1-3

COMM 373Gender and Communication

3

COMM 379Persuasion

3

COMM 460Organizational Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 40