Interpersonal Communication

The Interpersonal Communication major provides students the opportunity to study human interpersonal communication from behavioral, humanistic and scientific perspectives. This includes instruction in the theory and history of communication, the development and application of intercultural and international communication practices, as well as relational, team and leadership communication competencies in business, education and social settings. Enhanced competency in written and oral expression is supported through the examination of oral and nonverbal and current technology based messaging formats.

 

All Majors must take these two courses—6 credits

1. COMM 1190 Survey of Communication Studies & Practice
(Note: COMM 1190 should be the first course taken in the major.)

2. COMM 4450 Capstone (permit)

***** All classes are 3 Credits, unless otherwise noted*****

 

INTERPERSONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
(18 CREDITS – These requirements MUST be met for students to qualify for Capstone)

COMM 1210 Communication Theory: Building Competence
COMM 2440 COMM Research Foundations (Prereq COMM 1210)
COMM 2650 Foundations of Language
COMM 3400 Intercultural Communication (suggested Prereq COMM 3600) (A6)
COMM 3600 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 4630 Group Discussion (suggested Prereq COMM 3600)

 

INTERPERSONAL REQUIRED ELECTIVES
(15 CREDITS – CHOOSE FIVE FROM THE LIST BELOW)

COMM 2310 Organizational Communication (WI)
COMM 2600 Oral Interpretation or COMM 2640 Voice & Speech Production
COMM 2620 Communicating Food (A4)
COMM 2630 Public Speaking (A2)
COMM 3300 Communication Internship (Permit)
COMM 3610 Successful Business & Professional Communication
COMM 3650 Persuasion & Social Change (Prereq COMM 3600)
COMM 4200 Nonverbal Communication (Prereq COMM 3600)
COMM 4430 Seminar in Communication Studies
COMM 4640 Technology & Society (TI)

And other courses by advisement

SUGGESTED FREE ELECTIVES
Students should consider taking additional credits within the Interpersonal major, more thoroughly establishing their communication competencies.

*(WI) = Writing Intensive
*(TI) = Technology Intensive
*(A1) = Area 1
*(A2) = Area 2
*(A3) = Area 3
*(A4) = Area 4
*(A5) = Area 5
*(A6) = Area 6