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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

Communication Studies Major

Degree Requirements

The Communication Studies major requires a total of 36 units: 9 units in the lower level core, 15 units in the upper level core and 12 units of electives as listed below.

Required Core Courses (24 units)
Lower Level Courses (9 units) Units

COMM 131

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

COMM 201

Communication Theory

3

COMM 215

Interpersonal Communication

3
Upper Level Courses (15 units)  

COMM 300

Research Methods

3

COMM 311

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3

COMM 331

Advocacy and Argument

3

COMM 377

Intercultural Communication

3

COMM 419

Organizational Communication

3
Electives (12 units)
Choose 12 units from the following courses: 12

COMM 231

Nonverbal Communication (3)

 

COMM 249

Speech and Debate I (1.5)

 

COMM 250

Speech and Debate II (1.5)

 

COMM 303

Advanced Public Speaking (3)

 

COMM 304

Persuasion (3)

 

COMM 315

Business and Professional (3)

 

COMM 349

Speech and Debate III (1.5)

 

COMM 350

Speech and Debate IV (1.5)

 

COMM 440

Communication and Gender (3)

 

COMM 418

Training and Development (3)

 

COMM 420

Communication in the Legal Process (3)

 

COMM 422

Conference and Meeting Management (3)

 

COMM 470

Special Topics in Communication (3)

 

COMM 490

Internships (1–6)*

 

COMM 495

Independent Studies (1–6)*

 

MCOM 352

Media Criticism (3)

 

IDFA 480

Topics in Arts, Media, Communication and Social Action (3)

 

*No more than 3 units of independent study and/or internships can be applied toward the Communication Studies major.

 
Total Units 36

Transfer Credit Policy

The department will accept up to 15 credits of compatible transfer courses.

Combined Major in Communication Studies and Mass Communication

Students who wish to complete a combined major in Communication Studies and Mass Communication may apply up to 9 units simultaneously toward fulfillment of both majors.

Major/Minor in Communication Studies and Mass Communication

Students who wish to major in Communication Studies and minor in Mass Communication may apply up to 6 units simultaneously toward fulfillment of both major and minor.

Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
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Mailing address: 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252
Phone: 410-704-3431
Fax: 410-704-3656

Advising and Program Information: jarmstrong@towson.edu
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