Studying human communication ranges from interpersonal processes such as persuasion and relationship formation to organizational processes such as group leadership and dispute resolution, as well as the strategies and styles of public deliberation and debate and the political and cultural processes involving mass media, the Internet, and telecommunications systems.
The goals of the Adult Degree Completion Communication major are:
- to advance the understanding of communication concepts
- to build skills to analyze and critique texts
- to improve academic and professional writing skills
- to master oral presentation skills
- to develop professional facilities with media technologies
Students can complete the major requirements of 37 semester hours in two years. Most classes meet one night per week or on Saturday mornings to accommodate students’ work schedules.
The Adult Degree Completion Bachelor of Arts in Communication major includes:
- 12 semester hours of foundational communication courses
- 19 semester hours of intermediate-level communication electives
- Three semester hours in an advanced-level senior seminar