Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Communication Studies Major

Total Credit Hours: 40

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100 SOC Seminar
  • COMM 175 Intro to Communication
  • COMM 200 Communication & New Media
  • COMM 215 Ethics & Communication

Theory/Critical Analysis (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 201 Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 220 Introduction to Rhetoric
  • COMM 227 Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 268 Persuasion
  • COMM 271 Media, Culture and Communication
  • COMM 272 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 273 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 274 Introduction to Cinema
  • COMM 277 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 281 Communication, Language and Gender

Applied (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 130 Introduction to Audio Production
  • COMM 135 Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 204 Community as Story
  • COMM 230 Argumentation and Advocacy
  • COMM 231 Conflict Management and Communication
  • COMM 232 Digital Cinema Production
  • COMM 234 Interviewing for Communication
  • COMM 236 Persuasive Presentations
  • COMM 237 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 275 Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 306 Environmental Advocacy

Capstone/Research (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 365 Naturalistic Methods of Communication Research
  • COMM 366 Observing and Measuring Communication Behavior
  • COMM 367 Rhetorical Criticism
  • CMUN 368 Critical Ethnography in Communication     

Communication and Community (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 204 Community as Story
  • COMM 227 Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 237 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 381 Communication Practicum
  • COMM 320 Public Service Communication
  • COMM 339 Video Documentary
  • COMM 393 Communication Internship

Electives (12 credit hours)

Electives can be selected from any of the above courses, not taken to fulfill a requirement or any COMM courses offered.