Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Communication Studies Major

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

Theory/Critical Analysis (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 201: Media Theory and Criticism
  • COMM 220: Introduction to Rhetoric
  • COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 268: Persuasion
  • COMM 271: Media, Culture and Communication
  • COMM 272: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 273: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 274: Introduction to Cinema
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 281: Communication, Language and Gender

Applied (6 credit hours)

  • COMM 130: Introduction to Audio Production
  • COMM 135: Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 204: Community as Story
  • COMM 230: Argumentation and Advocacy
  • COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
  • COMM 232: Digital Cinema Production
  • COMM 234: Interviewing for Communication
  • COMM 236: Persuasive Presentations
  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 275: Web Design and Usability
  • COMM 306: Environmental Advocacy

Capstone/Research (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 365: Naturalistic Methods of Communication Research
  • COMM 366: Observing and Measuring Communication Behavior
  • COMM 367: Rhetorical Criticism
  • CMUN 368: Critical Ethnography in Communication     

Communication and Community (3 credit hours)

  • COMM 204: Community as Story
  • COMM 227: Social Justice and Communication
  • COMM 237: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 381: Communication Practicum
  • COMM 320: Public Service Communication
  • COMM 339: Video Documentary
  • COMM 393: Communication Internship

Electives (12 credit hours)

Electives can be selected from any of the above courses, not taken to fulfill a requirement or any COMM courses offered.