The communication major assumes the practical application of knowledge about human communication and application of communication skills to every human situation or context.
Skills in communication are widely transferable, and graduates in this area are able to adapt to the rapid changes taking place in the workplace. Career possibilities emerge in advertising agencies, film companies, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, the theater, and in the public sector, including positions in public relations and international marketing and sales.
A core of five courses provides the framework for studying the communication discipline. The core includes:
1. Public communication as the cornerstone of Western civilization
2. Human communication theory as the understanding of all symbolic interactions
3. Research methodology, and the opportunity to design (and carry out an individualized research project)
4. Junior/Senior Seminar
5. Junior/Senior Readings
6. Five additional courses in 3 tracks
7. One correlative course: 1 writing course or 1 foreign language course
Complementing the core are 4 tracks that offer students specialization in relational, rhetorical, mediated, or intercultural communication.
Transfer students will be required to complete at least half of the coursework in their communication major at Hiram College.
- Foundations of Public Communication
- Human Communication Theory
- Communication Research Methodologies
- Junior/Senior Readings
- Junior/Senior Seminar
- Additional writing or foreign language course