1. Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Communication

Communication| Major

Learn to be flexible, open-minded, visionary and prepared to engage in the world.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

This major includes courses both in writing processes and in the history and theory of different forms of communication. This double focus is based on the belief that the processes of oral and written communication must be grounded in substantive understanding of their theoretical and historical backgrounds.

Requirements for the Communication Major

Students hoping to major in Communication are required to take 36 semester credits including:

Communication Core (18 Credits)

  • CM 201 Introduction to Communication Theory (3 SH)

  • CM 205 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3 SH)

  • CM 215 Interpersonal Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 241 Mass Media (3 SH)

  • CM 250 / 350 / 450 Internship in Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 400 Senior Seminar in Communication (3 SH)

Communication Group 1

Required minimum of 6 Semester Credits from Persuasion & Social Influence Curriculum

  • CM 240 Language in America (3 SH)

  • CM 304 Advanced Public Speaking (3 SH)

  • CM 311 Persuasion (3 SH)

  • CM 344 The Language of Politics and Propaganda (3 SH)

  • CM 170-79 / 270-79 / 370-70 Special Topics In Communication (1-3 SH)

Communication Group 2

Required minimum of 6 Semester Credits from Interpersonal & Organizational Communication Curriculum

  • CM 200 Introduction to Management (3 SH)

  • CM 202 Business Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 208 Intercultural Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 220 Small Group Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 303 Interviewing (3 SH)

Communication Group 3

Required minimum of six semester credits from Mass Communication Curriculum.

  • CM 204 Sports Communication (3 SH)

  • CM 300 Media and Diversity (3 SH)

  • CM 320 Principles of Public Relations (3 SH)

  • CM 342 Criticism of Film & Television (3 SH)

  • EN 310 Journalistic Essay (3 SH)

  • MK 301 Social and Digital Marketing (3 SH)

  • CM 170-70 / 270-79 / 370-79 Special Topics In Communication (1-3 SH)

For more information about Communication…

Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

1 (440) 375-7456

jswartz@lec.edu

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

College Campus | Royce Hall


Communication Faculty