Communication Major Four-Year Completion Plan

The Wall Street Journal reported in 2016 that 58 percent of job seekers whose resumes reflected communication skills and experience were hired over the course of one year compared to those candidates who lacked communication training.

Year One: Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 190 New Media and Digital Culture 3
COM 101 Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
FYS 110 First Year Seminar 3
SPA 101 Introduction to Spanish I 4

Year One: Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 221 The Art of Dialogue 3
ENG 115 Written Analysis of Literature 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
MAT 130 Statistics in the Contemporary World 3
SPA 102 Introduction to Spanish II 4

Year Two: Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 210 The Rhetorical Life 3
COM 239 Professional Writing 3
SCI 101 Earth Sciences 4
PHL 130 Human Nature and Person 3
HIS 102 History of the Modern World 3

Year Two: Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 310 Rhetorical Criticism 3
ENV 170 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
POL 102 Introduction to American Politics 3
THL 105 Introduction to Theology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Year Three: Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 360 Internship in Communication 3
COM 223 Argumentation and Debate 3
HUM 230 Literature, Music and Art in the Western Tradition I 4
THL 216 Moral Issues 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 3

Year Three: Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 333 Conflict Management 3
COM 331 Advanced Public Speaking 3
COM 352 Identity and Culture 3
HUM 231 Literature, Music and Art in the Western Tradition II 4
ARH 247 Survey of Intercultural Art 3

Year Four: Fall Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 490 Senior Seminar 3
COM 460 Internship 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 4

Year Four: Spring Semester (16 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
COM 367 Writing for New Media 3
COM 365 Strategic Communication 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 3
  Minor Interest or Elective 4
Total credit hours for major: 36

For more information

Reverend George LaMaster, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication 
Associate Professor of Communication 
(317) 955-6215
george@marian.edu

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