Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College

Prospective Speech Communication/Distance Learning Students


Communicating Arts Department

Prospective Speech Communication/Distance Learning Students

The Bachelor's Degree in Communicating Arts is concentrated in Speech Communication. This is a versatile degree which can lead to a variety of careers. This major prepares students for professional opportunities in management, human resources, sales, professional development, training,  not-for-profit & community development, other business or organizational communication careers, as well as graduate study. The major is 33 credits and requires a minor. Minors available include Geography, Psychology, Philosophy, Library Science, or an Individually Designed Minor.

Required courses in the major total 30 credits:

COMM 170, Mass Communication and Society (3)
COMM 211, Interpersonal Communication (3)
COMM 251, Principles of Persuasion (3)
COMM 273, Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)*
COMM 332, Communication in Conflict (3)
COMM 368, Criticism of Film and Television (3)
COMM 370, Communication in Organizations (3)
COMM 376, Group Communication Process (3)
COMM 467, Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 495, Selected Topics (3)
COMM 491, Capstone Experience (0)

Note: COMM 273 is a new requirement beginning with the 2008-10 catalog.  It will be offered online beginning in Spring, 2010.

An additional 3 credits of electives are completed for the degree, selected from among the following courses:

COMM 475, Internship (3-12)
COMM 498, Research and Production (1-6)

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Courses in the program are taught by instructors in the Department of Communicating Arts, sharing extensive personal experience in the communications professions.

Ready to apply?  Submit your application through the University of Wisconsin online application at http://apply.wisconsin.eduThis link points to an external webpage and will open in a new browser window or tab..  Select the University of Wisconsin-Superior and the Communicating Arts On-Line Major.

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