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Communication Studies Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies – 124 Hours

Core – https://catalog.georgiasouthern.edu/undergraduate/academic-resources/programs-requirements/core-curriculum-course-requirements/
General Requirements (Core Areas A-E) 42 Hours
Additional Requirements 4 Hours
Area F – Courses Appropriate to Major 18 Hours
COMM 1100 – Human Communication (3)
COMM 1110 – Public Speaking (3)
COMS 2330 – Introduction to Communication Research (3)
COMM 2332 – Media and Society (3)
Select one of the following:
FILM 2200- Introduction to Cinema (3)
MMJ 2331 – Introduction to Journalism (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: Language Use, Meaning, Culture (3)
 COMS 5330 – Communication Theory (3)
 Additional upper division requirements selected from: 18-20 Hours
Complete six 3-hour courses from the list.  If you also complete one or two 1-hour practicums, then you may reduce the number of hours of general electives accordingly.
COMM 3331 – Media Criticism (3)
COMM 4331 – Gender, Media & Representation (3)
COMS 1711 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 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 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 3 hours may count toward these requirements)
COMS 5331 – Communication and Conflict (3)
COMS 5332 – Nonverbal Communication (3)
COMS 5333 – Communication & Gender (3)
COMS 5334 – Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace (3)
COMS 5335 – Family Communication (3)
 Upper Division Communication Arts Electives (Other Than Communication Studies Courses)  9-12 Hours
Note: Take 12 hours of Communication Arts electives if not choosing a minor; take 9 hours if completing a minor
Electives 10-15 Hours
If completing a minor, those courses fulfill this requirement. Whether completing a minor or not, take 12 hours of electives unless you complete more than 18 hours of Additional Upper Division Requirements as noted above.

OTHER PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students must make a minimum grade of “C” in each Communication Arts class to receive credit for that course.
  • Students must have a total institution GPA of 2.5 before enrolling for internship credit hours (COMS 4791).

Honors in Communication Studies:

To graduate with Honors in Communication Studies, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the University Honors College;
  • Successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Research Seminar (HONS 4610) over three semesters;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the University Honors College at the time of graduation.

Course Descriptions

Last updated: 9/8/2021