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Department of Communication


The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication provides analytic work from both humanistic and scientific perspectives, as well as practical work to improve communication performance in various contexts. Students should declare the major no later than the beginning of their junior year and register at designated times. (See U of C at Boulder Catalog for the Four Year Guarantee)

Majors must complete a minimum of 33 hours of course work in communication, 18 of which must be upper division (3000 level or higher). Only courses with grades of C- or better count toward the major, and the overall major GPA must be 2.0 (C- is only 1.7).

Required Courses Semester Hours
Comm 1210 Perspectives on Human Communication** 3
Comm 1300 Public Speaking 3
Comm 1600 Interaction Skills 3
Comm 3210 Human Communication Theory OR Comm 3300 Rhetorical Foundations of Communication 3
One Senior Seminar: Comm 4220, 4300, 4400, 4510, or 4600 * 3
Two of the following are required
Comm 2360 Campaigns and Revolutions 3
Comm 2400 Communication and Society** 3
Comm 2500 Interpersonal Communication 3
Comm 2600 Organizational Communication 3
Four ADDITIONAL Comm Upper Division Electives
(Comm 3000 or 4000 Level Courses): 4000 level courses may be taken twice (only twice) with a different topic. 12

Up to 8 credit hours of independent study and 6 hours of internship may be taken but are upper division elective hours and do not count toward major requirements. Eligible students interested in graduating with department honors should contact their academic advisor as soon as possible.

The department encourages its majors to take related courses in business, English, ethnic studies, journalism and mass communication, linguistics, philosophy, political science, sociology, speech language and hearing sciences, and theatre and dance.

*Also satisfies the Core curriculum requirements for Critical Thinking.
**Both 1210 and 2400 satisfies the Core requirement for Contemporary Societies.

(Rev. 01/02)


Last revision 07/12/02

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