Major/Minor Requirements

Check out the program requirements of both the undergraduate major and minor below. 




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Communication Major

Please refer to course catalog for all requirements and pre-requisites.

Major Requirements: 37+ credit hours  (see PDF version)

Required Courses

COMM 214 Media in the Digital Age (3)
COMM 215 Communication, Identity and Community (3)
COMM 216 Principles and Practices in Strategic Communication (3)
COMM 280 and COMM 281 Introduction to Communication Messages (6)

Please note: COMM 280/281 is a two-semester course. Students will be automatically enrolled in the second section of the course during the registration period. The course will be scheduled on the same day and times with the same professor both semesters.

COMM 301 Communication Research Methods (3)
COMM 310 Message Design and Influence (3)
*COMM 315 Ethical Communication (3)
*COMM 336 Addressing Problems in Context (3)

    • OR COMM 389, 394, or 395 (3)

*COMM 410 Analysis of Communication Practice (4)
*COMM 480 and COMM 481 Capstone in Communication (6)

    • OR COMM 499: Bachelor’s Essay (6) 

Please note: COMM 480/481 is a two-semester course. Students will be automatically enrolled in the second section of the course during the registration period. The course will be scheduled on the same day and times with the same professor both semesters.

*Topics vary in course sections for 315, 336, 410, and 480/481. For example, a student with a specific interest in digital media, public relations, or health communication might select course sections that specifically address her or his preferred area of specialization. Please see the semester course schedule or the sections listing for course topics in a specific semester.

 


Communication Minor

Please refer to course catalog for all requirements and pre-requisites.

Students in the communication minor must complete a minimum of six hours in 300- or 400-level communication courses.  At least nine hours in the minor at the 200 level or above must be earned at the College of Charleston.

Minor Requirement: 18 credit hours  (see PDF version)

Speaking Requirement (3-6 credit hours)

Select one of the following options: 

COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)
      OR 
COMM 280 and 281 Introduction to Communication Messages (6)

Please note: COMM 280/281 is a two-semester course.  Students will be automatically enrolled in the second section of the course during the registration period. The course will be scheduled on the same day and times with the same professor both semesters.

Required Core Courses (6 credit hours)

Select 6 credit hours from the following: 

COMM 214 Media in the Digital Age (3)
COMM 215 Communication, Identity and Community (3)
COMM 216 Principles and Practices of Strategic Communication (3)

Elective Courses (6-9 credit hours)

Select 6+ credit hours to complete the 18 hours minor requirement:

COMM 301 Communication Research Methods (3)
COMM 310 Message Design and Influence (3)
*COMM 315 Ethical Communication (3)
*COMM 336 Addressing Problems in Context (3)
COMM 389 Public Opinion in American Politics (3)
COMM 394 Political Campaign Communication (3)
COMM 395 American Politics and Mass Media (3)
*COMM 410 Analysis of Communication Practice (4)
COMM 495 Field Internship (1-3)

*Please note: Topics vary in course sections for 315, 336, and 410. For example, a student with a specific interest in digital media, public relations, or health communication might select course sections that specifically address her or his preferred area of specialization. Please see the semester course schedule or the sections listing on our departmental website for course topics in a specific semester.