COMMUNICATION STUDIES (COMM)

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English
  

Major in Communication Studies

This is a distinct major from Strategic Communication, a description of which can be found here

Required courses 

  • COMM 100: Public Speaking (4 credits)
  • COMM 220: Interpersonal Communication (4 credits)   
  • COMM 328: Communication of Race, Class Gender (4 credits) 
  • COMM 366: Persuasion and Social Influence (4 credits)
  • COMM 480: Capstone: Communication Ethics (4 credits)
Elective Communication Studies Courses 16 required credits (4 and 2 credit courses):
  • COMM 105: Workplace Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 212: Communication Criticism (4 credits) 
  • COMM 242: Health Communication (4 credits)  
  • COMM 244: Sport Communication 2-credit (2 credits) 
  • COMM 246: Building Communication Skills Though Improvisation (2-credit)
  • COMM 264: Media Communication Skills (4 credits)
  • COMM 274: Small Group Communication (4 credits) 
  • COMM 320: Organizational Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 324: Communication and Leadership (4 credits) 
  • COMM 326: Communication and Popular Culture (4 credits) 
  • COMM 338: Political Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 370: Intercultural Communication (4 credits)
  • COMM 372: Communication and the Environment (4 credits) 
  • COMM 374: Family and Couple Communication (4 credits)   
  • Internships/Study Abroad/Experiential Learning  
  • ENGL 256: Intro to Professional Writing (4 credits)
    or ENGL 315: Business Writing
     (4 credits)
  • DIMA 240: Digital Imagery and Sound (4 credits)

Minor in Communication Studies

Required: 

  • COMM 100: Public Speaking 4 credits  

plus:

  • 12 additional credits 

Majors must complete a minimum of eighteen credits in Communication Studies at St. Thomas. 

Course Number Title Credits
COMM  100 Public Speaking 4
COMM  105 Communication in Workplace 4
COMM  212 Communication Criticism 4
COMM  220 Interpersonal Communication 4
COMM  242 Health Communication 4
COMM  244 Sport Communication 2
COMM  246 Communication and Improv 2
COMM  264 Media Communication Skills 4
COMM  274 Small Group Communication 4
COMM  320 Organizational Communication 4
COMM  324 Communication and Leadership 4
COMM  326 Communication in Pop Culture 4
COMM  328 Comm of Race, Class & Gender 4
COMM  332 Documentary - American Culture 4
COMM  338 Political Communication 4
COMM  340 Television Criticism 4
COMM  366 Persuasion & Social Influence 4
COMM  370 Intercultural Communication 4
COMM  372 Communication & Environment 4
COMM  374 Family & Couple Communication 4
COMM  480 Capstone: Communication Ethics 4
COMM  490 Topics 4