Degree Requirements

Communication Studies Major, BA

For transfer students, at least six of these courses must be taken at Augsburg.

Required of all Communication Studies majors:

COM 111 – Public Speaking

or COM 112 – Contest Public Speaking

or COM 115 – Scientific and Technical Public Speaking

COM 120 – Mass Media and Popular Culture

COM 254 – Interpersonal Communication

or COM 355 – Small Group Communication

COM 280 – Introduction to Communication Studies

COM 281 – Research Methods

COM 299 – Directed Study

COM 329 – Intercultural Communication

COM 351 – Argumentation

COM 352 – Persuasion

COM 490 – Keystone: Critical Conversations about Vocation

1 to 3 electives from the following (May not count the same course twice):

COM 243 – Studio Production

COM 247 – Documentary History and Theory

COM 321 – Business and Professional Speaking

COM 345 – Organizational Communication

COM 399 – Internship

COM 405 – Nonverbal Communication

COM 415 – Advanced Critical Media Studies

COM 480 – Public Relations/Promotional Communication

COM 499 – Independent Study

0 to 2 approved outside electives from another major, for example:

ART 132 – Photography I

ART 215 – Web Design I

ART 225 – Graphic Design I

BUS 242 – Principles of Management

ENL 227 – Journalism

ENL 228 – Broadcast and Online Journalism

MKT 252 – Marketing

FLM 399 – Internship

Another course approved by Communication Studies department

Communication Arts/Literature Teacher Licensure Major

This major, which includes secondary education coursework and student teaching requirements in the Education Department, offers students the preparation necessary to become teachers of communication arts and literature in public schools and allows them to become licensed to teach at the middle school through the secondary level. Recommendation for teacher licensure is granted only to students who complete the requirements for this program with a minimum grade of 2.0 in major courses and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in the major. All

requirements in the major must be completed prior to student teaching. The course requirements for this program are listed in the English Department section of the catalog.

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors is designed to encourage overall excellence as well as outstanding achievement on a specific project of special interest to the student. Departmental Honors students must maintain a 3.50 GPA in the major and a 3.00 GPA overall, and, as part of their major program, complete a substantial independent project of honors quality (COM 499 registration). Honors candidates should meet with their faculty advisor prior to their senior year to develop a proposal for the honors project.

Communication Studies Minor

Six courses including:

COM 111 – Public Speaking

or COM 112 – Contest Public Speaking

or COM 115 – Scientific and Technical Speaking

COM 254 – Interpersonal Communication

COM 280 – Introduction to Communication Studies

COM 120 – Mass Media and Popular Culture

or COM 243 – Studio Production

or POL 342 – Mass Communication in Society

COM 351 – Argumentation

or COM 352 – Persuasion

COM 355 – Small Group Communication

or COM 345 – Organizational Communication

For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.