Communications Course Requirements

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR – Communication Studies Concentration

  • Required Courses:
    CO 102 Introduction to Mass Communication: 3 hours
    CO 131-G Public Speaking : 3 hours
    CO 132 Interpersonal Communication: 3 hours
    CO 200-G Theater Appreciation (2 hours) OR CO 203 Introduction to Theater (3 hours)
    CO 201-G Intercultural Communication: 3 hours
    CO 223 Mass Media Writing I: 3 hours
    CO 301 Contemporary Theories of Oral Communication: 3 hours
    CO 360 Group Communication and Decision Making: 3 hours
    CO 412 Senior Seminar: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 3-4 hours
    EN 304-G Advanced Writing: Expository: 3 hours
    EN 306 Studies in Rhetoric: 3 hours
    EN 410 Film as Literature: 3 hours
    HOURS 38-40
  • Recommended Additional Courses:
    BA 430 Organizational Behavior: 3 hours
    CO 105 Introduction to Careers in Communication: 1 hours
    CO 315 Topics in Communication: 3 hours
    CO 323 Communication Law and Ethics: 3 hours
    CO 380 Dramatic Literature: 3 hours
    CO 395 Principles of Public Relations: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 1-4 hours
    HI 121-G US History I: 3 hours
    HI 310 US History: Revolutionary and Confederation Eras, 1763-1789: 2 hours
    HI 315 US History: Early National America 1789-1861: 2 hours
    HI 318 American Religious History: 4 hours
    HI 320 US History: Gilded Age and Reform Era, 1877-1920: 2 hours
    HI 330 US History: The Twentieth Century, 1920-1945: 2 hours
    HI 335 US History: The Twentieth Century, 1945-Present: 2 hours
    MA 221-G Elementary Statistics: 4 hours
    PL 370-G Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: hours
    PL 371-G Modern and Contemporary Philosophy: 3 hours
    PL 378-G Philosophy of Religion: 3 hours
    PS 318 American Political Parties: 3 hours
    RS 353 Communication in the Church: 3 hours
    SO/PY 321 Research Methods: 3 hours
    SO 315 Social Psychology: 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS IN MAJOR: 38-40

  • Minimum upper-level hours in major 16
  • Minimum cumulative Tabor GPA 20

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR – Journalism Concentration

  • Required Courses:
    AR 106 Basic Photography: 2 hours
    BE 309 Desktop Publishing: 3 hours
    CO 102 Introduction to Mass Communication: 3 hours
    CO 131-G Public Speaking: 3 hours
    CO 201-G Intercultural Communication: 3 hours
    CO 223 Mass Media Writing I: 3 hours
    CO 226/426 Journalism Participation (taken multiple semesters): 2-4 hours
    CO 301 Contemporary Theories in Oral Communication: 3 hours
    CO 310 Mass Media Writing II: 3 hours
    CO 312 Editing: 3 hours
    CO/EN 323 Communication Law and Ethics: 3 hours
    EN 410 Film as Literature OR EN 306 Studies in Rhetoric: 3 hours
    CO 412 Senior Seminar: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 3-4 hours
    TOTAL HOURS 40-43
  • Recommended Additional Courses:
    AR 241-G Introduction to Graphic Design: 2 hours
    CO 105 Introduction to Careers in Communication: 1 hours
    CO 315 Topics in Communication: 3 hours
    CO 203 Introduction to Theater: 3 hours
    EN 303 Creative Writing: 3 hours
    EN 311 American Literature I: 3 hours
    EN 320 Literary Criticism: 2 hours
    EN 321-G American Literature II: 3 hours
    HI 121-G US History I: 3 hours
    HI 290-G History of Christianity: 4 hours
    HI 335 US History: The Twentieth Century, 1945 to Present: 2 hours
    MA 221-G Elementary Statistics: 4 hours
    PL 378-G Philosophy of Religion: 3 hours
    PS 318 American Political Parties: 4 hours
    PS 340 Political and Economic Ideologies: 4 hours
    PS 350 International Relations: 4 hours
    PS 360 Politics and the Developing World: 4 hours
    PY/SO 321 Research Methods: 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS IN MAJOR: 40-43

  • Minimum upper-level hours in major 16
  • Minimum cumulative Tabor GPA 20

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR – Organizational Communication Concentration

  • Required Courses:
    BA 224 Microeconomics: 3 hours
    BA 329 Principles of Marketing: 3 hours
    BA 370 Consumer Behavior: 3 hours
    BA 415 Human Resource Management: 3 hours
    BA 430 Organizational Behavior: 3 hours
    CO 102 Introduction to Mass Communication: 3 hours
    CO 131-G Public Speaking: 3 hours
    CO 132 Interpersonal Communication OR CO 201-G Intercultural Communication: 3 hours
    CO 223 Mass Media Writing I: 3 hours
    CO 301 Contemporary Theories of Oral Communication: 3 hours
    CO/EN 323 Communication Law and Ethics: 3 hours
    CO 360 Group Communication and Decision Making: 3 hours
    CO 395 Principles of Public Relations: 3 hours
    CO 412 Senior Seminar: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 3-4 hours
    EN 305-G Advanced Writing: Business: 3 hours
    TOTAL HOURS 48-49
  • Recommended Additional Courses:
    BE 309 Desktop Publishing: 3 hours
    CO 105 Introduction to Careers in Communication: 1 hours
    CO 310 Mass Media Writing II: 3 hours
    CO315 Topics in Communication: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 1-4 hours
    EN 306 Studies in Rhetoric: 3 hours
    PY 415 Industrial Psychology: 3 hours
    RS 353 Communication in the Church: 3 hours
    SO 315 Social Psychology: 3 hours
    SO/PY 321 Research Methods: 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS IN MAJOR: 48-49

  • Minimum upper-level hours in major 16
  • Minimum cumulative Tabor GPA 20

COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR – Performing Arts Concentration

  • Required Courses:
    CO 102 Introduction to Mass Communication: 3 hours
    CO 131-G Public Speaking: 3 hours
    CO 132 Interpersonal Communication OR CO 201-G Intercultural Communication: 3 hours
    CO 203-G Introduction to Theater: 3 hours
    CO 230 Acting I: 3 hours
    CO 234/334 Participation in Drama: 2-8 hours
    CO 301 Contemporary Theories of Oral Communication: 3 hours
    CO 305 History of Theater: 3 hours
    CO 350 Worship as a Dramatic Act OR EN 410 Film as Literature: 3-4 hours
    CO 385 Play Production and Direction: 3 hours
    CO 412 Senior Seminar: 3 hours
    EN 303 Creative Writing OR EN 306 Studies in Rhetoric OR EN 320 Literary Criticism: 2-3 hours
    TOTAL HOURS 34-42
  • Recommended Additional Courses:
    CO 105 Introduction to Careers in Communication: 1 hours
    CO 315 Topics in Communication: 3 hours
    CO 380 Dramatic Literature: 3 hours
    CO 440 Communication Internship: 1-4 hours
    EN 316 World Literature: 3 hours
    EN 321 American Literature II: 3 hours
    EN 411 British Literature I: 3 hours
    EN 412 Shakespeare: 3 hours
    EN 413 Modern Poetry: 3 hours
    MU 361 Music History and Literature I: 3 hours
    MU 362 Music History and Literature II: 3 hours
    RS 344-G Church Music and Worship: 3 hours

TOTAL HOURS IN MAJOR: 34-42

  • Minimum upper-level hours in major: 16
  • Minimum cumulative Tabor GPA: 20