International

As the world rapidly adopts communication technology, there will be an increasing need for people who understand other cultures and can fluently communicate across all borders and boundaries. This emphasis area prepares future communicators to understand the difficulties inherent in intercultural communication and to overcome those difficulties through wise communication practices. Many students select this emphasis area because they want to do international business, work in government or politics or wish to do ministry abroad to include being missionaries, serving with disaster relief organizations, or working in translation/linguistic career fields.

International Communication Courses:

Required for all Communications majors (18 hours)

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    • COM 220 – Interpersonal Communication (3)
    • COM 221 – Narratives and Ideologies of Hollywood (3)
    • COM 271 – Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
    • COM 331 – Group Communication & Leadership (3)
    • COM 435 – Internship (3)
    • COM 475 – Senior Seminar (3)
  • International Communications (21)
    • COM 250 – Intercultural Communications (3)
    • COM/JRN 281 – Public Relations Theory and Practice (3)
    • COM 350 – Organizational Communication (3)
    • SOC 353 – International Social Issues (3)

6 hours from:

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    • COM 351 – Persuasion (3)
    • COM/JRN 431 – Public Relations Management and Case Studies (3)
    • COM 442 – Communication Campaigns (3)
    • BM 311 – Principles of Management (3)
    • BM 341 – Principles of Marketing (3)

3 hours from:

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    • PHL 242 – World Religions (3)
    • MIS 311 – Strategic Intercultural Communication (3)
    • SOC 312 – Issues in Intercultural Relations (3)
    • HIS 318 – Diplomatic and Military History of the United States (3)
    • MIS 322 – Christianity and Culture (3)
    • COM 341 – Communication of the Gospel (3)
    • PSY 342 – Multicultural Psychology (3)