Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

This program will be effective for students declaring the major Fall 2018 or later.
Click here for requirements before Fall 2018.

 

School of Communication Core
School of Communication Seminar COMM 100 1
Introduction to Communication COMM 175 3
Digital Communication & Society COMM 200 3
Ethics and Communication COMM 215 3
TOTAL 10
Theory/Critical Analysis
Choose one:
Introduction to Rhetoric
Social Justice and Communication
Persuasion
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Communication, Language, and Gender†

COMM 220
COMM 227
COMM 268
COMM 272
COMM 273
COMM 277
COMM 281




3
A second course from the above list COMM 3
TOTAL 6
Applied
Choose one:
Argumentation and Advocacy
Interviewing for Communication
Persuasive Presentations**
Small Group Communication
Environmental Advocacy
Communication & Social Change
Designing Media for Social Change

COMM 230
COMM 234
COMM 236
COMM 237
COMM 306
COMM 307
COMM 309




3
A second course from the above list COMM  3
TOTAL 6
Research Methods/Capstone
Choose one:
Naturalistic Methods of Communication Research**
Rhetorical Criticism* **
Critical Ethnography in Communication†

COMM 365
COMM 367
COMM 368


3
TOTAL 3
Communication & Community
Choose one:
Community as Story
Social Justice and Communication
Small Group Communication
Public Service Communication
Video Documentary
Communication Practicum
Internship

COMM 204
COMM 227
COMM 237
COMM 320
COMM 339
COMM 381
COMM 393




3
TOTAL 3
Electives
Choose four courses listed above not taken to fulfill
a requirement or any course offered by
the School of Communication
COMM
COMM
COMM
COMM
3
3
3
3
TOTAL  12
SOC School Requirements
Writing Intensive   3
Writing Intensive (different semester)   3
Language requirement (102-level or higher)   3
TOTAL  9
 TOTAL CREDITS  40

 

**Courses requiring pre-requisites:Pre-requisite:

COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations
COMM 220 or
COMM 230 or
COMM 268

COMM 365: Naturalistic Communication Research Methods
COMM 272 or
COMM 273 or
COMM 281

COMM 367: Rhetorical Criticism*
COMM 220 or
COMM 268

* Writing Intensive
† Satisfies Engaged Learning requirement