Take three of the following courses below:
CM-130 Introduction to Human Communication
Surveys the fundamental tenets of human communication through application. This course is concerned with how and why we speak, listen, respond, and strategize through the uses of verbal and nonverbal symbol systems.
CM-132 Message Analysis
The study of rhetoric investigates the art of persuasion. The course introduces the basic rhetorical concepts and language we need to make sense of the sea of messages we swim in. The course aims to sharpen your ability to reason, reflect, send, perceive and discern messages in a variety of contexts. Upon completion of this course students understand several humanistic perspectives toward communication and are able to apply the basic tools of rhetorical analysis. Students have an increased awareness of the ways in which our symbolic behaviors shape our social lives.
3 CreditsH, CS
CM-133 Mass Media and Society
An examination of the convergence of mass media (print, radio, television, sound, film, and internet) which serve our most common public interests. The focus is on the four primary functions to inform, to entertain, to persuade, and to transmit culture. Students have a better understanding of the tension between media as business and its social responsibility to its citizens. This course is not open to seniors.
3 CreditsH, CS
CM-200 Art of Public Speaking
Seeks to develop and improve fundamental principles and methods of selecting, organizing, developing, and communicating a line of reasoning and evidence for constructive influence in speaking situations. Students make three formal presentations, analyze messages, and improve their listening skills
3 CreditsCS, HPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.
Take at least 6 credits of 300 or 400 level CM-Communication courses.
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVE COURSE
Take one additional CM-Communication course at any level.
Secondary Emphasis Credit Total = 18
Six credits must be at the 300/400-level. Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.