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Degree Requirements

BA in Communication

Minimum of 180 total quarter credits
Minimum of 60 upper-division credits
Minimum of 45 credits from Marylhurst
63 credits required for major

Communication Perspectives - 15 credits
Communication Studies Portfolio I
Communication Studies Portfolio II
Communication Studies: Perspectives
Patterns & Principles of Communication
Truth & Consequences: The Ethics of Human Communication
Communication Inquiry & Research

Senior Field Experience (One or more of the following):
Compassion in Action: Service Learning Seminar
Internship in Communication
Projects in Communication
Upper-division credit received through PLA program if applicable to major. Adviser approval required.

Communication Processes - 15 credits

Small-Group Communication
Effective Listening: From Comprehension to Critical Evaluation or Rhythm-Based Communication: Mindful Listening, Wellness and the Essence of Play
Conflict Management
and two courses from the following:
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Storytelling for Communication & Business Professionals
Communication Anxiety
Topic: Dispute Resolution & Mediation
Topic: Interpersonal Communication
Topic: Intercultural Communication
Topic: Interaction & Social Media

Communication Principles - 9 credits

Choose from the following:

Interaction Analysis
Nonverbal Communication
Persuasion, Power & Social Influence
Topic: Social Interaction Analysis

Organizational Communication

Media Analysis
Introduction to Media Studies

Media & Globalization
Media Images of Aging

Advanced Communication Studies Subjects
Professional Presentations: Advanced Techniques for Speakers
Power Listening: Advanced Listening Skills for Effective Leadership
Advanced Intercultural Communication: Deepening Cultural Perspectives
Advanced Conflict Studies: Open Thinking & Creativity
Topic: Advocacy Communication

Concentration Coursework - 24 credits

Please see current Marylhurst University Catalog for complete information.

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