Communication Studies Major
St. Kate's communications studies major develops your powers of clear explanation and persuasion. This curriculum combines theoretical analysis, research, ethics, practical application and personal assessment.
To complete this major, you must take all required courses, plus one additional four-credit COMM course.
Below is a sample academic plan. All courses are worth four credits unless indicated. You must complete 42 credits total to fulfill the major.
COMM 1030: Speaking to Lead and Influence
COMM 3600: Leadership and the Art of Persuasion
COMM 4850: Senior Seminar
COMM 2020: Communication Dynamics in Interpersonal Relationships
COMM 3100: Communication Across Cultures: Identities and Differences
COMM 2090: Communication and Conflict in Groups and Teams
COMM 3090: Communication in Organizations
COMM 3110: Communication Training and Development
COMM 2050: Media, Culture and Society
COMM 3030: Rhetoric, Civic Participation and Social Justice
COMM 3070: Gender and Rhetoric
* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).
In addition to the courses listed above, you may enroll in:
- COMM 4954: Independent Study
- COMM 4604: Internship
For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.
Communication studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing COMM 4850: Senior Seminar. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).