Communication Major

Description: A program that focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of interpersonal, group, organizational, professional, and intercultural communication; speaking and listening; verbal and nonverbal interaction; rhetorical theory and criticism; performance studies; argumentation and persuasion; technologically mediated communication; popular culture; and various contextual applications. Is Communication the right major for you?
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Communication Major

What Courses Do Communication Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Communication majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Advertising
  • Argumentation
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication Theory
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Foreign Language
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Rhetoric
  • Written Communication

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