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The Communication Major

Communication is fundamentally about message-sending and meaningmaking. Students, therefore, will seek to understand the way in which both verbal and nonverbal symbols are used to shape the world. At its essence, the study of communication is anchored in language use and study; it is highly compatible with the literary emphases of the Department of English.

While the field embraces technical and social science dimensions, its content is philosophically rooted in the humanities. While some courses attend to the communication process, most focus on other dimensions of human activity and endeavor. A major would provide a comprehensive, grounded program for consistent study and research. Communication study, by its nature, is interdisciplinary and will enhance student ability to relate concepts and principles they encounter as they pursue the core curriculum and any electives they select.

Course Sequence - Classes of 2015 - 2017

Please refer to the Online College Catalogue and consult with your academic advisor for recommended course sequencing. Revised graduation requirements for each graduating class can be found in the Guide to the Core Curriculum.

Course Sequence - Class of 2018 and Beyond

Freshman Year
Conversatio I Conversatio II
EN 105 Freshman English / Core EN 105 / Core
EN 110 / EN 115 EN 110 / EN 115
Lab Science Core
Sophomore Year
Core Core
Core Core / Elective
Oral or Written Requirement Oral or Written Requirement
Visual or Textual Requirement Visual or Textual Requirement
Junior Year
Core Core
Core / Elective Core / Core Elective
Theory Requirement / Major Theory Requirement / Major Elective
Elective / Major Elective Elective / Major Elective
Senior Year
EN 470 Core / Elective
Core / Elective Core / Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
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