Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Curriculum

After completing this concentration, students will be able to

  • Select and use various communication strategies (including persuasion, argumentation, conflict management, negotiation and mediation) leading to ethical social change;
  • Define, analyze, invent and interpret messages; and 
  • Demonstrate effectiveness as a rhetor, critic and decision maker.

Total Credit Hours: 40

School of Communication Core (10 credit hours)

  • COMM 100: SOC Seminar
  • COMM 175: Intro to Communication
  • COMM 200: Communication & New Media
  • COMM 215: Ethics & Communication    

Oral Advocacy (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 101: Public Speaking and Critical Thinking
  • COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations

Theory/Critical Analysis (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric OR COMM 268 Persuasion (choose one) and
  • COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 268: Persuasion
  • COMM 272: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication

Applied (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 230: Argumentation & Advocacy (required) and
  • COMM 231: Conflict Mgmt & Mediation OR
  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy

Capstone/Research (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 367: Rhetorical Criticism
  • COMM 368: Critical Ethnography

Electives (12 credit hours)

Includes courses above not taken to meet other requirements
 
  • COMM 281: Communication, Language and Gender
  • COMM 297: Themes in Communication (approved)
  • COMM 300: Persuasive Campaigns (Topics)
  • COMM 303: Media, Politics and Propaganda
  • COMM 304: Rhetoric of Cold War 9/11
  • COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy
  • COMM 307: Communication and Social Change (Topics)
  • COMM 309: Designing Media for Social Change
  • COMM 311: Health Communication
  • COMM 371: Special Topics in Communication (Topic must be approved for elective credit.)
  • COMM 381: Communication Practicum
  • COMM 393: Communication Internship
  • COMM 398: Directed Study