Major Requirements

This major is not available for students entering in the 19-20 academic year and beyond.  Current majors will be able to complete their program of study.

The communication major is designed to aid students in developing the skills and theoretical understanding necessary for a successful communicator. It assumes the practical application of knowledge about human communication and application of communication skills to every human situation or context. The major is helpful not only to communicators for media but also to managers who must convey instruction and ideas successfully and to individuals whose work requires skillful public contact.

To satisfy the requirements for a communication major, a student must take all the required communication and writing courses and a minimum of six communication courses (at least 20 hours) within one of the two tracks.

Transfer students will be required to complete at least half of the coursework in their Communication major at Hiram College.

Communication
COMM 10100FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC COMMUN4
COMM 30000HUMAN COMMUNICATION THEORY4
COMM 40100RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT1
COMM 48000SENIOR SEMINAR4
Writing
WRIT XXX00 Writing Elective 1
Required Track Coursework
Select a minimum of six communication courses (at least 20 hours) within one of the following tracks:20
Organizational Communication
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:CA
GROUP INTERACTION PROCESSES
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION:CA
ARGUMENTATION AND ADVOCACY
COMMUN BETWEEN CULTURES:EW
SEM: (Business and Professional Communication)
GENDER COMMUNICATION:CA
PERSUASION AND ATTITUDE CHANGE
Mediated Communication
MEDIA LAW & ETHICS:ES
SURVEY OF JOURNALISM
MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
PUBLIC RELATIONS
MEDIA AND MULTICULTURALISM:UD
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
PERSUASION AND ATTITUDE CHANGE
Total Hours33