Undergraduate Specializations

Students can choose to complete a general course of study, selecting courses from across the areas of specialization, or claim a specialization by completing four courses in one of the following categories,

Course List for Specializations in Communication

Communication and Culture


CMN 232 Intro to Intercultural Comm
CMN 275 Media, Money, and Power
CMN 280 Comm Technology and Society
CMN 320 Comm Controversy Public Policy
CMN 326 Mass Media and the Audience
CMN 375 Popular Media and Culture
CMN 361 Oral Narr: Social Use of Story
CMN 362 Folklore as Communication
CMN 427 Children and the Media
CMN 428 Media and the Human Body
CMN 429 Race and the Mass Media
CMN 432 Gender and Language
CMN 450 Gender and Rhetoric


Communication and Health

CMN 220 Communicating Public Policy
CMN 230 Intro to Interpersonal Comm
CMN 260 Intro to Health Communication
CMN 321 Strategies of Persuasion
CMN 323 Argumentation
CMN 368 Sexual Communication
CMN 414 Comm and Leadership
CMN 424 Persuasion Theory and Research
CMN 428 Media and the Human Body
CMN 435 Adv Interpersonal Comm
CMN 462 Interpersonal Health Comm
CMN 463 Organizational Health Comm
CMN 465 Social Marketing Health & Behavior

Communication and Organizations

CMN 113 Small Group Communication
CMN 115 Interviewing
CMN 211 Business Communication
CMN 212 Intro to Organizational Comm
CMN 231 Communication and Conflict
CMN 232 Intro to Intercultural Comm
CMN 251 Public Information Management
CMN 280 Comm Technology and Society
CMN 323 Argumentation
CMN 377 Public Relations & Propaganda
CMN 410 Workplace Comm Technology
CMN 411 Organizational Comm Assessment
CMN 412 Adv Organizational Comm
CMN 413 Adv Small Group Communication
CMN 414 Communication and Leadership
CMN 463 Organizational Health Comm
CMN 464 Health Communication Campaigns
CMN 465 Social Marketing Health&Behavior
CMN 476 Commercialism & the Public

Interpersonal Communication

CMN 113 Small Group Communication
CMN 230 Intro to Interpersonal Comm
CMN 231 Communication and Conflict
CMN 232 Intro to Intercultural Comm
CMN 260 Intro to Health Communication
CMN 321 Strategies of Persuasion
CMN 323 Argumentation
CMN 336 Family Communication
CMN 368 Sexual Communication
CMN 413 Adv Small Group Communication
CMN 414 Communication and Leadership
CMN 421 Persuasion Theory & Research
CMN 432 Gender and Language
CMN 435 Adv Interpersonal Comm
CMN 437 Comm in Personal Relationships
CMN 462 Interpersonal Health Comm

Mediated Communication and Technology

CMN 251 Public Information Management
CMN 275 Media, Money, and Power
CMN 277 Intro to Mediated Comm
CMN 280 Comm Technology and Society
CMN 325 Politics and the Media
CMN 326 Mass Media and the Audience
CMN 340 Visual Politics
CMN 375 Popular Media and Culture
CMN 410 Workplace Comm Technology
CMN 424 Campaign Messages & Strategies
CMN 427 Children and the Media
CMN 428 Media and the Human Body
CMN 429 Race and the Mass Media

Rhetoric and Public Communication


CMN 210 Public Comm in Everyday Life
CMN 213 Persuasion and the Arts
CMN 220 Communicating Public Policy
CMN 251 Public Information Management
CMN 277 Intro to Mediated Comm
CMN 280 Comm Technology and Society
CMN 310 The Rhetorical Tradition
CMN 320 Comm Controversy Public Policy
CMN 321 Strategies of Persuasion
CMN 323 Argumentation
CMN 325 Politics and the Media
CMN 326 Mass Media and Audience
CMN 354 Freedom of Speech
CMN 340 Visual Politics
CMN 414 Communication and Leadership
CMN 415 Classical Rhetorics
CMN 416 Early Modern Rhetorics
CMN 417 Contemporary Rhetorics
CMN 421 Persuasion Theory and Research
CMN 42 Rhetorical Criticism
CMN 424 Campaigning to Win
CMN 450 Gender and Rhetoric
CMN 464 Health Communication Campaigns
CMN 476 Commercialism and the Public

CMN 396 and 496 can be repeated as topics will vary and will be assigned to categories based on content