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Department of Communication

Department of Communication

Major in Communication

Major in Communication

SPCH S122, SPCH S424, SPCH S400 Capstone Course, and a COMM intensive writing course (SPCH S427 and/or SPCH S450). At least 15 hours at the 300-400 level in COMM, JOUR, SPCH, or TEL to make no fewer than 30 major hours. The S490 Internship counts in the Major. Courses are grouped into Informal Emphasis Areas and Majors are strongly encouraged to choose 12 hours in one of the groupings: a) Cultural and Relational Communication; b) Business Communication and Public Relations; or c) New Media Studies and Mass Communication. (Majors must also complete College of Arts and Sciences Group Distribution requirements as part of the overall total of at least 120 graduating hours). Communication Majors are required to have a Minor of at least 15 cr. hrs. in a discipline other than Communication, and should be approved by the Communication advisor and the other College/School offering the Minor.

 EMPHASIS AREAS:
 

 CULTURAL & RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION

COMM M460 Culture and Mass Communication

SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication

SPCH S313 Communication as Performance

SPCH S322 Advanced Interpersonal Communication SPCH S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication SPCH S400 Sr. Seminar in Speech

SPCH S405 Human Communication Theory

SPCH S414 Topics in Performance Studies and Cultural Communication SPCH S424 Empirical Research Methods in Speech Communication SPCH S427 Cross-Cultural Communication

SPCH S450 Gender and Communication SPCH S480 Personal Narrative Performance SPCH S490 Profession Practice Internship


BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

JOUR C327 Writing for Publication

JOUR J200 Writing for Mass Media

SPCH S223 Business and Professional Speaking

SPCH S320 Advanced Public Speaking

SPCH S336 Current Topics in Communication: Introduction to Public Relations

SPCH S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication

SPCH S400 Sr. Seminar in Speech

SPCH S424 Empirical Research Methods in Speech Communication

SPCH S427 Cross-Cultural Communication

SPCH S440 Organizational Communication

SPCH S450 Gender and Communication

SPCH S490 Profession Practice Internship

NEW MEDIA STUDIES AND MASS COMMUNICATION

COMM C340 Practicum in Media Production

COMM C351 TV Production I

COMM M460 Cultural and Mass Communication

COMM C462 Media Theory and Criticism

JOUR C327 Writing for Publication

JOUR J200 Writing for Mass Media

SPCH S398 Independent Study in Speech Communication

SPCH S400 Sr. Seminar in Speech

SPCH S424 Empirical Research Methods in Speech Communication

SPCH S427 Cross-Cultural Communication

SPCH S450 Gender and Communication

SPCH S490 Profession Practice Internship

TEL C200 Introduction to Mass Communication

TEL R204 Foundations of Telecommunications

TEL R308 Radio Production and Directing

For more information, visit the Department of Communication page on the IU Northwest Bulletin.