Are you interested in communication in diverse cultural environments? We’ll help you prepare for the global future.
- Explore communication in a mix of cultures
- Develop a well-rounded appreciation for differences of race, ethnicity, class, and gender
- Study the impact of global media on the world economy
Learn practical skills for success in understanding others
- Gain global perspectives and improve your awareness of diversity in US-American society
In our ever-changing society, there is more expected from a college graduate now than ever before. Mass media, the Internet, and a global economy force us to interact every day with more and more people from diverse backgrounds. If you wish to become a competent and effective communicator in intercultural interactions, there are a variety of courses in the intercultural communication specialization that may be of interest to you. Courses in the intercultural communication specialization focus on applying intercultural communication theory and research to everyday encounters with individuals with different races, ethnicities, religions, gender, ages, sexual orientations and physical abilities.
Intercultural Communication Specialization Requirements, 33 credit hours
Required: 262, 341, 361, 440, 441, 448; and fifteen hours selected from any other speech communication courses.
Electives: (a) Highly Recommended: ANTH 340, 402, SOC 215; (b) Recommended: ANTH 231, 301, 360, 410h, BAS 215, 330, HIST 361, 365, JRNL 401, LING 200, 201, 402, 415, MKTG 336, 435, PHIL 362, PSYC 307, 333, SOC 423, 424, or 426.
Speech Communication Major Requirements
University Core Curriculum Requirements, 41 credit hours
College of Liberal Arts Academic Requirements, 8-11 credit hours (Includes: one year of foreign language and two writing intensive courses).
Requirements for Major in Speech Communication, 42-45 credit hours
Required Core Courses, 9 credit hours
Communication theory: 230
Communication skills: 3 hours of public communication selected from 221, 325, 326 or 370; and 3 hours of interpersonal communication selected from 261, 262, 371 or 383. Required Curriculum Specialization, 33-36 credit hours (see above)
Speech Communication Minor requirements
A minor in speech communication consists of a minimum of fifteen hours (in addition to Speech Communication 101), which must include nine hours at the 300-or 400-level.