Study communication processes and put theory to use in understanding audiences, shaping messages, and interacting with individuals and technologies. Academic internships and other hands-on experiences are a crucial part of the Communication major.
- Communication, Environment, Science, and Health
- Communcation Media Studies
- Communication and Information Technologies
- Communication and Social Influence
COMM 2760 - Persuasion and Social Influence
Social influence and persuasion are the most basic and important functions of communication. The course covers characteristics of persuasive messages, message sources, and targets; interpersonal influence; and influence in groups, organizations, and institutions. Special emphasis is given to topics in health, science, risk, media, and technology. This course is taught with a case-study format with strong emphasis on class attendance and participation. Supplementing the cases are interactive lectures and in-class activities and demonstrations. A semester-long field research project done in groups is a major component of the course.
COMM 3040 - Writing and Editing for Magazines and Online Media
Introduction to magazine and online journalism and how magazines and websites fit into the current media landscape. Through analytical and practical study of publications and the editorial process, students will gain a basic understanding of the range of writing and editing techniques required to be successful in the field.
What recent graduates are doing
- Graduate/professional study in journalism, communication, law, and public relations.
- Marketing Coordinator
- Emerging Media Public Relations Specialist
- Advertising Associate