Department of Communication
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Boulder, CO 80309
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Majors must fulfill all requirements for graduation set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Majors must complete a minimum of 33 credits of coursework in Communication: 15 lower division and 18 upper division credits. Only courses with grades of C- or better count toward the major, and the cumulative GPA in Communication must be 2.0 (a C- is worth 1.7). Required courses may not be taken for a P/F grade.

Pre-requisites are enforced and may not be taken concurrently with the corresponding course.

Required Courses

All three of the following courses:

COMM 1210  Perspectives on Human Communication (meets CORE Contemporary Societies requirement)
COMM 1300 Public Speaking
COMM 1600 Group Interaction

Two of the following courses:

COMM 2360 Campaigns and Revolutions
COMM 2400 Discourse, Culture, and Identities (meets CORE Human Diversity requirement)
COMM 2500 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2600 Organizational Communication
Students may take these courses as soon as they reach sophomore status (30 credits).

Both theoretical/foundation courses: (Pre-reqs: COMM 1210 & 1600)

COMM 3210 Human Communication Theory
COMM 3300 Rhetorical Foundations of Communication
It is recommended that these two courses not be taken in the same semester.
Students may begin taking 3000-level courses as soon as they reach junior status (57 credits).

One research methods course: (Pre-reqs: COMM 1210 & 1600)

COMM 3740 Qualitative Research Methods
COMM 3750 Quantitative Research Methods
COMM 3760 Rhetorical Criticism

One Senior Seminar:

COMM 4220 Functions of Communication (Pre-req: COMM 3210)
COMM 4300 Rhetoric (Pre-req: COMM 3300)
COMM 4510 Interpersonal Communication (Pre-req: COMM 2500 & 3210)
COMM 4600 Organizational Communication (Pre-req: COMM 2600 & 3210)
COMM 4610 Communication Studies of Science & Technology (Pre-req: COMM 3210)

Two additional Upper Division COMM courses (3000 or 4000 level courses):
Internship and Independent Study credits cannot be applied to this requirement.
See catalog for complete listing and current course offerings of Upper Division courses.

Up to 6 hours of internship (COMM 4930) and 8 hours of independent study (COMM 4840/4950) may be taken. These are upper division elective hours and do not count toward the major.

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