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Interpersonal and Strategic Communication Specialization

The Communication Studies department course sequence for the Interpersonal/Organizational Communication specialization:

Interpersonal/Strategic Program of Study

 

Core Course Selection for Interpersonal and Strategic Specialization (5)

COM 103: Introduction to Communication Theory
COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication OR COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies OR COM 292: Health Communication OR COM 310: Theories of Persuasion
COM 242: Interpersonal Communication
COM 335: Interpersonal Health Communication OR  COM 371: Strategies of Public Relations OR COM 460: Global Health & Risk Communication Campaign: A Social Marketing Approach
COM 390: Methods of Communication Research and Analysis

Specialization Electives (4)

COM 172: Introduction to Media Communication (if not taken as a core course)
COM 201: Social Media: History and Theory
COM 240: Public Speaking in Business and Government
COM 250: Small Group Communication
COM 261: Introduction to Public Relations
COM 265: Emerging Communication Technologies (if not taken as a core course)
COM 292: Health Communication (if not taken as a core course)
COM 293: U.S. Health & Risk Communication: A Social Marketing Approach (formerly COM 403)
COM 310: Theories of Persuasion (if not taken as a core course)
COM 330: Sexual Communication: Identities, Relationships, and Health
COM 335: Interpersonal Health Communication (formerly 370 Topics Course)
COM 342: Lifespan Communication
COM 343: Looking at Women: Representation, Feminism & Film
COM 345: New Media and Health Communication
COM 371: Strategies of Public Relations (if not taken as a core course)
COM 377: Conflict and Collaboration (formerly COM 370 Conflicts in Context)
COM 411: Intercultural/Racial Communication
COM 415: International Communication
COM 441: Organizational Leadership
COM 460: Global Health & Risk Communication Campaign: A Social Marketing Approach (if not taken as a core course)
COM 487: Student-Faculty Advanced Research

Communication Studies Electives (Pick 3 Communication Courses)

Topics in Communication Studies (COM 270 or 370), Internship (COM 399), and Independent Study (COM 391) may be taken to complete the major. One unit each of internships or independent studies may count as electives toward the major.

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