Communication and Public Affairs
Specialization in Communication and Public Affairs emphasizes communication with constituencies in the public and private sectors.
Sample career paths for those choosing this specialization might include industrial and labor relations, philanthropy and fund raising, public administration and politics, speech writing, the ministry, and secondary-school speech instruction.
HOW TO GET THERE
Take all 5 of the departmental courses listed below. These classes are required of all Communication Studies majors.
- 1301 Interpersonal Communication
- 2300 Public Speaking
- 2301 Communication Theory (writing intensive)
- 2302 Communication Research (writing intensive)
- 3311 Rhetoric in Western Thought
Select 4 courses from the Communication and Public Affairs classes listed below, and choose 3 other additional Junior- or Senior-level COMS classes.
- 3313 Persuasion
- 3314 Argumentation and Debate
- 3315 Political Campaign Communication
- 3318 Persuasion and Social Movements
- 4304 Internship in Communication Studies
- 4310 Special Topics in Rhetoric
Additional Courses Offered
Contact Our Undergraduate Academic Advisor
- Judy Poffenbarger
- Office Hours: 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m., including the noon hour, Monday-Friday
- Media & Communication Building, 10th Floor
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