Professional Communication

Professional Communication

The Professional Communication track was created in fall 2016 after the leadership, organizational, and strategic tracks were merged

Within this track, the foundation courses allow students to develop knowledge and essential skills in the three closely interrelated communication areas simultaneously-

In the organizational and strategic communication emphasis, students have an opportunity to learn about foundations of organizational and strategic communication, communication in groups and teams organizational culture and identity, integrated marketing communication, training and development, and other topics.

The leadership foundations courses offer students an opportunity to learn about leadership theories and models and how to apply these ideas to their own pursuits and passions, whether in an existing organization or one they wish to build.

Leadership Emphasis

Professional Communication Track (PDF)

 

Required Courses Course # Course Title
7 courses/21 CHs
All required courses are offered
every semester.
COMM 1050 Introduction to Professional Communication
COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 2500 Research Methods
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership
COMM 4950 Seminar in Leadership and Organizational Change (Prereq: COMM 2500 and COMM2 440 or 3440)

Leadership 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. 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 2500 Research Methods
COMM 3150 Communication Competency in Groups and Teams
COMM 3240 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 3280 Intercultural and Global Communication
COMM 3330 Gender and Leadership
COMM 3850 Walt Disney: The Nexus of Communication and Imagination
COMM 4100 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 4220 Creative Communication
COMM 4230 Crisis Communication
COMM 4250 Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Conflict Management
COMM 4280 Multicultural Diversity and Workplace Communication
COMM 4290 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
COMM 4900 Special Topics in Communication (with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies)
COMM 9400 Independent Study in Communication (with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies)

Leadership Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses Course # Course Title
Foundation Courses Select one course from each category
for a total of 2
classes/6 credit hours
Category 1: Organizational Communication
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 3150 Communication in Contemporary Teams
COMM 4160 Communication, training, and Consulting
Category 2: Strategic Communication
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3200 Principles and Practices of Advertising
COMM 3350 Integrated Marketing Communication

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

 

Organizational Emphasis

Required Courses Course # Course Title
7 Classes / 21 Credit Hours
COMM 1050 Introduction to Professional Communication
COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 2500 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
Category 2: Strategic Communication
COMM 2500 Research Methods
COMM 3150 Communication Competency in Groups and Teams (Fall semester only)
COMM 4160 Communication, Training, and Development
COMM 4240 Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication (Prereq: COMM 2500 & COMM 2240)

 

 

Organizational Emphasis Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses Course # Course Title
Select one course from each category
for a total of 2
classes/6 credit hours
Category 1: Leadership Communication
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership
Category 2: Strategic Communication
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3200 Principles and Practices of Advertising
COMM 3350 Integrated Marketing Communication

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

 

Strategic Emphasis

Required Courses Course # Course Title
Required Courses Classes/21 Credit Hours
COMM 1050 Introduction to Professional Communication
COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2500 Research Methods
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3200 Principles and Practice of Public Relations
COMM 3350 Integrated Marketing Communication
For the 7th course, choose one of the two below:
COMM 4240 Advanced Organizational and Strategic Communication (Prereq: COMM 2500 & COMM 2240)
COMM 4800 Strategic Communication and Campaigns

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

 

Strategic Emphasis Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses Course # Course Title
 Select one course from each category
for a total of 2
classes/6 credit hours
Category 1: Leadership Communication
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership
Category 2: Organizational Communication
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 3150 Communication in Contemporary Teams
COMM 4160 Communication, Training, and Consulting

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

 

Strategic Emphasis 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. 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 *For the Professional Communication track, Choose any four courses from the list unless you took that as a foundation course. * COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2240 Principles of Organizational and Strategic Communication
COMM 2440 Leadership Theory and Practice
COMM 2770 Leadership Applications and Experiences
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media
COMM 3150 Communicating in Contemporary Teams
COMM 3200 Principles and Practices of Public Relations
COMM 3240 Business & Professional Communication
COMM 3250 Principles and Practices of Advertising
COMM 3280 Intercultural and Global Communication
COMM 3330 Gender and Leadership
COMM 3350 Integrated marketing Communication
COMM 3400 Digital Communication Technologies
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
COMM 3480 Media & Health
COMM 3550 Professional and Personal Relationships
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership
COMM 3800 Strategic Communication Tactics (Fall Semester Only)
COMM 3850 Walt Disney: The Nexus of Communication and Imagination
COMM 4050 Public Relations and Social Media
COMM 4090 Emerging Communication Technology
COMM 4100 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 4110 Communication Competence
COMM 4160 Communication, Training, and Consulting
COMM 4200 Persuasion (Meets LAS Soc. Sci. Req.)
COMM 4220 Creative Communication
COMM 4230 Crisis Communication
COMM 4250 Advanced Interpersonal Communication: Conflict Management
COMM 4290 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
COMM 4690 Internship in Communication (with approval of Internship Director)
COMM 4770 Leadership Communication in a Global Environment
COMM 4840 Health Communication: Interpersonal Perspectives
COMM 4900 Special Topics in Communication (with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies)
COMM 9400 Independent Study in Communication (with approval of Director of Undergraduate Studies)

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

 

Contacts

David R. Nelson
Chair, Communication Department
Professor Director of Digital Filmmaking and Media Arts Track
Academic Office Building 516
drnelson@uccs.edu
719.255.4129


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


Irina Kopaneva Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Co-Coordinator of Organizational and Strategic Communication Track
Academic Office Building 525
ikopanev@uccs.edu
719.255.4130


George Cheney Ph.D.
Professor
Co-Coordinator for Organizational and Strategic Communication Track
Academic Office Building 531
gcheney@uccs.edu
719.255.4337


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