Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

This program will be effective for students declaring the major Fall 2019 or later.
Requirements before Fall 2019

Total Credit Hours: 40

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100: School of Communication Seminar
  • COMM 175: Introduction to Communication
  • COMM 200: Communication and New Media
  • COMM 215: Ethics and Communication    

Oral Advocacy (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 101: Public Speaking and Critical Thinking
  • COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations

Theory/Critical Analysis (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric or COMM 268 Persuasion 
  • COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 272: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication

Applied (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 230: Argumentation & Advocacy (required
  • COMM 231: Conflict Mgmt & Mediation OR
  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy

Capstone/Research (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 367: Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 368: Critical Ethnography

Electives (12 credit hours)

Includes courses above not taken to meet other requirements
  • COMM 281: Communication, Language and Gender
  • COMM 297: Themes in Communication (approved)
  • COMM 300: Persuasive Campaigns (Topics)
  • COMM 303: Media, Politics and Propaganda
  • COMM 304: Rhetoric of Cold War 9/11
  • COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy
  • COMM 309: Designing Media for Social Change
  • COMM 311: Health Communication
  • COMM 371: Special Topics in Communication (Topic must be approved for elective credit.)
  • COMM 381: Communication Practicum
  • COMM 393: Communication Internship
  • COMM 398: Directed Study