CLASS

Communication Studies Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies – 126 Hours

Core
Area A1 – Communication Skills 6 Hours
Area A2 – Quantitative Skills 3 Hours
Area B – Global Engagement 4 Hours
Area C – Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics 6 Hours
Area D – Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology 11 Hours
Area E – Social Sciences 12 Hours
HLTH 1520 – Healthful Living 2 Hours
Physical Education Activities 2 Hours
Orientation – FYE 1220 – First Year Seminar 2 Hours
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major 18 Hours
COMM 1100 – Introduction to Human Communication (3)
COMM 1110 – Principles of Public Speaking (3)
COMS 2330 – Introduction to Communication Research (3)
COMM 2332 – Media and Society (3)
Select one of the following:
FILM 2331 – Introduction to Film Studies (3)
MMJ 2331 – Introduction to Journalism (3)
PRCA 2330 – Introduction to Public Relations (3)
THEA 2333 – Fundamentals of Acting (3)
Select one of the following:
Foreign Language – through 2001 (3)
Significant International Content Course (3) – INTS 2130
Major Requirements 18 Hours
 COMS 3332 – Small Group Communication (3)
 COMS 3335 – Interpersonal Communication (3)
 COMS 3337 – Persuasion (3)
 COMS 3338 – Rhetorical Criticism (3)
 COMS 4333 – General Semantics (3)
 COMS 4334 – Communication Theory (3)
 Additional upper division requirements selected from:  18-20 Hours
 COMS 1711 – Communication Studies Practicum (1) OR COMS 2711 – Communication Studies Practicum (1)
 COMS 3030 – Selected Topics in Communication Studies (3)
 COMS 3330 – Health Communication (3)
 COMS 3331 – Argumentation (3)
 COMS 3333 – Communication and Gender (3)
 COMS 3334 – Communication in the Workplace (3)
 COMS 3336 – Introduction to Performance Studies (3)
 COMS 3339 – Intercultural Communication (3)
 COMS 3430 – Communication and Leadership (3)
 COMS 3711 – Communication Studies Practicum (1)
 COMS 4330 – Rhetoric of International Relations (3)
 COMS 4331 – Communication and Conflict (3)
 COMS 4332 – Political Communication (3)
 COMS 4336 – Performance, Culture, Communication (3)
 COMS 4337 – Rhetoric of Social Movements (3)
 COMS 4338 – Organizational Communication (3)
 COMS 4339 – Philosophy of Communication (3)
 COMS 4711 – Communication Studies Practicum (1)
 COMS 4831 – Directed Studies in Communication Studies (3)
 COMS 4791 – Communication Studies Internship (only 6 hours may count toward these requirements)
 Upper Division Communication Arts Electives (Other Than Communication Studies Courses)  9-12 Hours
Electives 10-15 Hours

PROGRAM ADMISSION CRITERIA:

• Students must have a total institution GPA of 2.35 and 30 earned hours to become a major in this Communication Arts program.

• Students with fewer than 30 hours and/or less than 2.35 total institution GPA will be considered “Pre-Communication Arts”.

OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

• Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.

• “Pre-Communication Arts” students cannot take upper division Communication Arts classes.

Course Descriptions

Last updated: 10/8/2014

Communication Arts Department • PO Box 8091; Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5138 • commarts@georgiasouthern.edu