Communication

Curriculum

Major and Minor Requirements

40 credits

Foundation Courses:

(12 credits)

  • COMM 102 Public Speaking and the Public Sphere (HE, HM, J1)
  • COMM 103 Media and Society (HE, HM, T1)
  • COMM 105 Introduction to Human Communication (SS, SW, T1)
Message Design:

(4 credits minimum)

  • COMM 220 Debate
  • COMM 225 Argumentation & Advocacy (HE, HM, T1)
  • COMM 240 Digital Video Communication
  • COMM 245 Introduction to Media Writing
  • COMM 247 Advanced Media Writing
  • COMM 248 Media & Children (EL, EX, SLR, HE, HM, M1)
  • COMM 251 Communication & Conflict (J1)
  • COMM 265 Group Communication (SS, SW, J1)
  • COMM 282 Special Topics in Message Design
  • COMM 382 Special Topics in Message Design
Analysis of Communication:

(4 credits minimum)

  • COMM 110 #herstory (CI, GE, IC)
  • COMM 205 Interpersonal Communication (SS, SW, T1, BN)
  • COMM 277A Listening for Justice (HM, HE, JF, BN)
  • COMM 278A Rhetoric, Culture & Criticism (HM, HE, MF)
  • COMM 308 Rhetoric of Advertising
  • COMM 330 Apology & Crisis Communication
  • COMM 336 Introduction to Strategic Communication Campaigns (SW, EL, T3)
  • COMM 338 Social Media Marketing (EL)
  • COMM 340 Media Theories
  • COMM 342 New Media Communication in an On-Line Era
  • COMM 352 Health Communication (SS, SW, T3)
  • COMM 358 Family Communication (SS, SW, M3)
  • COMM 367 Organizational Communication (Some sections EL)
  • COMM 384 Special Topics in Communication Analysis
Communication & Community:

(4 credits minimum)

  • COMM 304 Political Communication
  • COMM 305 Gender, Voice & Power (HM, GE, CS)
  • COMM 307 Freedom of Speech (ES)
  • COMM 309 Environmental Rhetoric (HM)
  • COMM 310 Black Civil Rights Rhetoric (IC)
  • COMM 335 Political Campaign Communication (EL)
  • COMM 341 News and Democracy (HM)
  • COMM 350 Intercultural Communication (IC)
  • COMM 350A Intercultural Communication (EL, IC, SLR)
  • COMM 351 Gender and Communication (GE, SW, J3)
  • COMM 361 Fat Studies (ES, CS)
  • COMM 387 Special Topics in Communication & Community
Capstone Courses:

(4 credits)

  • COMM 331 Rhetoric and Citizenship
  • COMM 334 Rhetorical Theory
  • COMM 346 Strategic Communication Campaigns (EL)
  • COMM 347 Media Effects (SS, SW, QR)
  • COMM 353 Intercultural Health Comm
  • COMM 360 Language, Gender & Culture (GE)
  • COMM 368 Love, Sex & Commitment (GE)
  • COMM 398 All College Thesis (Individualized)

At least 16 credits (the equivalent of four courses) must be 300-level CSB/SJU Communication department courses. COMM 392, COMM 397, and courses taken abroad and from the approved out-of-department course list do not fulfill this requirement.

Acceptance to Major Requirements:

  • Course Requirements: COMM 102, 103, and 105 (must complete 2 of 3 to be accepted to major; must complete all 3 to graduate with COMM major)
  • Minimum Grade and/or GPA for required courses: GPA 2.0
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Karyl Daughters
Chair, Communication Department
SJU Quad 445B
320-363-2072

Laura Schmitz
Department Coordinator
SJU Quad 451
320-363-3030