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Human Communication and Culture

The Human Communication and Culture specialization provides students with the theoretical knowledge base to understand how communication impacts social interaction. Within this track, relationships, culture, organizations, and teams are analyzed through the lens of communication.

The Human Communication and Culture specialization  will provide students with a strong skill set if they choose to attend a graduate program after they finish with their undergraduate program at CUC. Students who choose to go to graduate school after completing the Human Communication and Culture specialization  will find that they have a good foundation for a variety of programs in graduate school, whether they choose Communication Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s and Gender Studies, or other social science disciplines.

Students will hone in on their writing and speaking skills and learn how to understand, analyze, and critique human behavior. Students will have an opportunity to create their own research, present at conferences, and participate in the Communication Club, Communication in Action (CIA).

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES - 24 HOURS

COM 4230 Organizational & Team Communication
COM 4250 Intercultural Communication
COM 4880 Independent Research
COM 2850 Media Literacy*
COM 2300 Interpersonal Communication*
COM 4000 Communication Research & Writing
COM 4980 Senior Project
COM 4990 Internship (3 credits applied)

CHOOSE 15 HOURS FROM BELOW OR ANY OTHER COM CLASS

COM 3220 Nonverbal Communication
COM 3210 Family Communication
COM 4110 Advanced Speech Communication
COM 3200 Business Communication
COM 2500 Global Documentary*
COM 4340 Gender & Sexuality in the Media
COM 3660 National Cinema
COM 4100 Media & Cultural Studies

*Fulfills Gen Ed Requirement