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Communication Studies is a broad field with many different ways to understand effective communication practices. There are three possible areas of emphasis in the Communication Studies major: Rhetoric & Public Communication, Media Studies, and Organizational/Corporate Communication.

Rhetoric and Public Communication

Rhetoric and Public Communication includes courses in theory, practice and criticism in the general field of human communication.

Media Studies

The emphasis in Media Studies includes courses in film and broadcast history, television and film theory and criticism, screenwriting, and production courses in interactive media, sound, narrative and documentary.

Organizational / Corporate Communication

Organizational/Corporate Communication combines a common core of courses in communication with classes that examine communication systems, training and consulting, as well as advertising and corporate advocacy in business, community and governmental settings.

Minor in Communication Studies

Minor in Professional Communication