General Communication

General Communication

The General Communication track offers students a broad foundation in communication concepts, which can be applied to any career field

Required Courses

The required courses provide an understanding of but are not limited to: communication theory, interpersonal communication, how to work with people and teams and negotiate conflict in an organizational environment, effectively give business presentations and publicly express ideas, conduct an interpret research, assume a leadership role to inspire and empower followers, and how to use rhetoric in a positive manner to be more persuasive in their personal and professional lives. 

The foundation courses introduce students to the other tracks such as Professional Communication, Digital Filmmaking and Media Arts, and Media Studies. Then they choose four elective courses to tailor their focus to their desired career path while still keeping their options open if they change careers throughout their lives.

 General Communication Track (PDF)

 

Required Courses Course # Course Title
6 courses/18 Credit Hours
 
COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2100 Public Speaking
COMM 2500 Research Methods
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
COMM 4000 Rhetorical Dimensions in Communication

Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses Course # Course Title
 Select one course from each category
for a total of 3
classes/9 credit hours
Category 1: Professional Communication
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 3150 Communication Competency in Groups and Teams
Category 2: Digital Filmmaking and Media Arts
COMM 2270 Sports and Studio TV Production
COMM 3460 Digital Film Editing
COMM 4170 Documentary Film and Video
Category 3: Media Studies
COMM 1000 Contemporary Mass Media
COMM 3650 Mass Media and Society
COMM 4140 Media Effects

Elective Courses

Elective Courses Course # Course Title

Students may choose any four courses (12 credit hours) from the list unless they took that class as a Foundation Course.

Please note the prerequisite courses required for desired upper division courses in order to take them early in the program of study.

Students are encouraged to complete an internship during their program of study

COMM 1000 Contemporary Mass Media
COMM 1050 Introduction to Professional Communication
COMM 2010 Oral Communication in the Workplace
COMM 2150 Gender and Communication
COMM 2200 Introduction to Sport Communication
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 2250 Introduction to Film and Video (Meets LAS Hum. Req.)
COMM 2270 Sports and Studio TV Production
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3000 TV Workshop - Studio
COMM 3010 TV Workshop - Writing
COMM 3100 Directing for Film and Television
COMM 3150 Communication Competency in Groups and Teams
COMM 3200 Principles and Practices of Public Relations
COMM 3230 Nonverbal Communication
COMM 3240 Business and Professional Comm
COMM 3250 Principles and Practices of Advertising
COMM 3270 Digital Cinematography
COMM 3280 Intercultural and Global Communication
COMM 3300 Screening Writing
COMM 3350 Integrated Marketing Communication
COMM 3400 Digital Communication Technologies
COMM 3450 The History of TV Programming
COMM 3460 Digital Film Editing
COMM 3480 Health Communication: Media Perspectives
COMM 3800 Strategic Communication Tactics (Offered Fall semester Only)
COMM 3850 SStrategic Communication Tactics (Offered Fall semester Only)
COMM 4010 Privilege and Oppression in Popular Culture (Offered Fall semester only)
COMM 4050 PR and Social Media
COMM 4090 Emerging Communication Technologies
COMM 4100 Advanced Public Speaking (meets LAS Oral Comm. Req.)
COMM 4110 Communication Competence
COMM 4140 Media Effects
COMM 4150 Communication for the Classroom Teacher
COMM 4160 Communication, Training, and Consulting
COMM 4170 Documentary Film and Video
COMM 4200 Persuasion (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
COMM 4220 Creative Communication (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.) (Offered Spring semester only)
COMM 4230 Crisis Communication
COMM 4240 Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 4250 Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Conflict Management (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
COMM 4270 Digital Film Production (COMM 2250 Prerequisite) (Offered Spring semester only)
COMM 4280 Multicultural Diversity and Workplace Communication (Offered Spring semester only)
COMM 4290 Communication, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
COMM 4300 Ethical Issues in Communication
COMM 4350 Critical Analysis of Popular Culture
COMM 4460 Advanced Editing & Colorization
COMM 4600 Virtual Teams
COMM 4690 Internship in Communication (Permission to Register required from Internship Director)
COMM 4770 Leadership Communication in a Global Environment
COMM 4800 Strategic Communication & Campaigns
COMM 4840 Health Communication: Interpersonal Perspectives
COMM 4900 Special Topics in Communication (Approval required from the Director of Undergraduate Studies)
COMM 4950 Seminar in Leadership and Organizational Change
COMM 9400 Independent Study (Approval required from the Director of Undergraduate Studies)

*All courses are subject to change based on the needs of the department

 


Suggested 1st Year

Course # Course Title
COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
One Foundation Course Select a foundation course from the previous table

Suggested 2nd Year

Course # Course Title
COMM 2100 Public Speaking (Meets LAS Oral Comm. Req.)
COMM 2500 Research Methods
Foundation Course Select a foundation course from the previous table

Suggested 3rd Year

Course # Course Title
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
 Foundation Course Select a foundation course from the previous table
Elective Course Select an elective course from the previous table

Suggested 4th Year

Course # Course Title
COMM 4000 Rhetorical Dimensions in Communication (Meets LAS Hum. Req.)
Elective Course Select an elective course from the previous table
Elective Course Select an elective course from the previous table

Contacts

Carmen Stavrositu, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Academic Office Building 506
cstavros@uccs.edu
719.255.4024


Laura Eurich M.A.
Associate Chair, Communication Department
Senior Instructor Director of Undergraduate Studies/lnternships
Academic Office Building 518 
eurich@uccs.edu
719.255.4112


Note: All communication majors should receive academic advising with Professor Eurich at least once a year.