Examines how meaning develops in messages within personal relationships, small groups, and organizational contexts, as well as within and across cultures.
Select three courses from this track from at least two different departments. At least two should be completed before enrolling in COM 495.
ANT 205 - Ethnic Relations
ANT 343 - Gender, Power, and Culture
HIS 364 - Gender and History in Latin America
PSY 232 - Social Psychology
PSY 260 - Organizational Development
SOC 205 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 217 - Gender and Society
SOC 231 - Leadership and Organizations
The above list, while as complete as possible, is not exhaustive. Every semester, as new courses are developed and extant courses revised, there are often courses not on this list that could be approved as electives in the Communication Studies concentration. In addition, some departments offer special topics courses that might be approved as electives for the Communication Studies concentration. Please check with the faculty liaison for the most current, complete listing of approved electives when planning a program of study. If there is a question about when a particular elective will be offered next, please consult the department offering that course. COM 390: Special Topics in Communication Studies and COM 395: Independent Study may count toward any of the above tracks, as appropriate.
No more than two courses in the concentration may also be in the student’s major field of study. Only one course may be transferred from another institution. Only one independent study may be included in the concentration. No courses taken pass/fail may be applied to the concentration. A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses applied towards the concentration.