Communication is essential in every organization. Leaders must work well in small groups, conduct training seminars, make product presentations and work one-on-one with clients and colleagues. Effective communication skills appear in most professional job descriptions. A bachelor of arts in communication from Marian University prepares you for a variety of careers.
Communication majors must complete the communication core and one of the two areas of emphasis.
COM 100 Introduction to Communication, 3 cr.
COM 102 Electronic Student Newspaper, 1 cr.
COM 202 Writing for Media, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 302 Intercultural Communication, 3 cr.
COM 333 Computer Applications for Communications, 3 cr.
COM 400 Theories in Communication, 3 cr.
COM 401 Legal Issues in Communication, 3 cr.
COM 405 Senior Seminar, 2 cr.
COM 397 Internship, 1-3 cr.
COM 497 Internship, 1-3 cr.
(Students are strongly advised to take BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.)
Students are required to maintain a professional portfolio of samples of their work. The portfolio is reviewed in COM 405: Senior Seminar.
Complete one area of emphasis:
Organizational communication emphasis
21 credits as follows:
COM 321 Organizational Communication and Behavior, 3 cr.
COM 322 Argumentation and Persuasion, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr.
COM 334 Discussion and Small Group Interaction, 3 cr.
COM 410 Listening, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
3 credits from the following:
COM 420 Professional Presentations, 3 cr. or
COM 431 Training and Assessment in Communication, 3 cr.