Areas of Emphasis in Partnership with Communications Studies

The courses in Communication Studies are beneficial to students of all majors since they focus on developing the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world with changing demographics. Students learn to improve their abilities to solve problems, conduct research and analyze issues, as well as work effectively with others, either individually or in groups. Courses include studies of other cultures and courses on personal issues. Some courses include an Experiential Learning Program (EXL) component, and there is an option for an internship providing real-world experiences and professional networking. If this field of study interests you, discuss these areas of emphasis with your advisor and also consider a minor in Communication Studies.

If you would like to talk to someone in Communication Studies, you can contact Dr. Seward at: Linda.Seward@mtsu.edu or call: 615-995-6806.

Professional Communication

COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication
COMM 3210 - Argumentation
COMM 3220 - Small Group Communication
COMM 3225 - Gender Communication
COMM 3230 - Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 3340 - Interviewing
COMM 3620 - Applied Communication
COMM 4320 - Theories of Persuasive Communication
COMM 4800 - Special Topic: Multicultural Forensic Communcation
COMM 4900 - Internship

Cross-Cultural Communication

COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication
COMM 3225 - Gender Communication
COMM 3300 - Communication Theory, Culture, and Films
COMM 3570 - Tradition and Change in Middle East Communication
COMM 3620 - Applied Communication
COMM 4900 - Internship

Interpersonal Communication

COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication
COMM 3220 - Small Group Communication
COMM 3225 - Gender Communication
COMM 3300 - Communication Theory, Culture and Films
COMM 3340 - Interviewing
COMM 4320 - Theories of Persuasive Communication
COMM 4600 - Research Methods in Communicaton
COMM 4800 - Special Topics
COMM 4900 - Internship

Communication in Public Service

COMM 2300 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3560 - Intercultural Communication
COMM 3350 - Diversity in Communication
COMM 3020 - American Religious Communication
COMM 3210 - Argumentation
COMM 3220 - Small Group Communication
COMM 3210 - Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 3300 - Communication Theory, Culture, and Films
COMM 3340 - Interviewing
COMM 3580 - Political Communication
COMM 4320 -Theories of Persuasive Communication
COMM 4600 - Research Methods in Communication
COMM 4650 - History, Theory, and Criticism of Rhetoric
COMM 4800 - Special Topics
COMM 4900 - Internship