College of Communication and Information

Communication

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Student/Teacher Ratio

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Total Undergraduate Students

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  • BS

The Communication major provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, manage, and evaluate communication processes involving individuals, groups, and the public. Graduates develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an advanced ability to analyze and critique messages, behaviors, and media.

Careers

Career opportunities in Communication include:

  • Communication Manager
  • Campaign Developer
  • Operations Manager
  • Media Critic
  • Media Research
  • Communication Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Public Information Officer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Crisis Communication Specialist
"Communication is ubiquitous, and the most valuable thing I learned while getting my degree is how to communicate effectively in a number of settings: in a large group, one-on-one, with upper management or in a crisis situation."

Scott Tomlin

Director of Basketball Communications for the Dallas Mavericks

Current Curriculum Information

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  • Communication (BA) 60 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • 0
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • 0
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • 0
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • 0
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30
  • Communication (BA) - Business & Org Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

  • COM Language I4
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

  • COM Language II4
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • COM Language III3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 315 - UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION IN A DIVERSE U.S. SOCIETY3

    Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community, culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.

  • COM 325 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3

    Designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational settings, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, cultural diversity and communication technologies.

  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • COM Language IV3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 400+3
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BA) - Digital & Mass Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

  • COM Language I4
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

  • COM Language II4
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • COM Language III3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 312 - LEARNING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH MEDIA AND FILM3

    This course examines intercultural and co-cultural divides using a skills-based approach. Students will be exposed to cultural communication situations and will apply skills using lecture, discussion, and various media (e.g. news, radio, film, blogs), equipping them with more effective skills for communicating with other groups, communities, and cultures.

  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • COM Language IV3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 352 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA3

    With the proliferation of technologically advanced social media (e.g., facebook, chat, twitter) available at the fingertips of individuals through multiple channels (e.g., phone, ipad, laptop, online video games), interpersonal relationships are being affected. Negotiating this relatively new, understudied, and quickly evolving terrain can present relational difficulties for a variety of relationships types. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of multiple communication platforms and the communication theory that can explain the interactions occurring in each platform, as well as improve their mediated communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships.

  • COM 453 - DIGITAL AND MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA LITERACY3

    A course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass communication to contemporary social issues.

  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 449 - SOCIAL PROCESSES AND EFFECTS OF MASS COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its communication media with special emphasis on cultural processes and social change. The social-psychological bases of communication are studied within a context of theory and research.

  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 553 - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION IN POPULAR CULTURE3

    This course focuses on what and how popular culture entertainment media functions to communicate and persuade. Forms to be examined may include films/movies, television programs, music, cartoons, and/or comics. Ultimately, students will be equipped with tools to make educated decisions as critical consumers of the messages conveyed in popular culture entertainment media.

  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BA) - Health Care Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

  • COM Language I4
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

  • COM Language II4
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • COM Language III3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 311 - TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH: PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION3

    This course helps students explore, understand, and appreciate the patient-provider relationship through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. It is also designed to improve communication skills with and among physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • COM Language IV3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 471 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines theory and research relevant to health communication including interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and health campaigns.

  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 482 - STUDIES IN PERSUASION3

    This course examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision- making, and motivational appeals.

  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 571 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CONTEXTS3

    Examines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.

  • COM 572 - HEALTH COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNITIES3

    This course focuses on the role of the mass media in contemporary public health campaigns. Most class sessions focus on the application of theory and research to the design of these campaigns. Earlier studies examining the role of the mass media in health campaigns indicated that the mass media played a small and rather insignificant role in changing health behaviors. However, more recent studies indicate that careful targeting combined with formative research often yield successful behavior change.

  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BA) - Human Communication 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

  • COM Language I4
    • Total17
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

  • COM Language II4
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours33

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • COM Language III3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • COM Language IV3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 400+3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 400+3
  • COM 400+3
  • 300+ Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
  • Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BS) 60 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • 0
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • 0
    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • 0
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • 0
    • Total16
    • Total Sophomore Hours31
  • Communication (BS) - Business & Org Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 315 - UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION IN A DIVERSE U.S. SOCIETY3

    Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community, culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.

  • COM 325 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3

    Designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational settings, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, cultural diversity and communication technologies.

  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total16
    • Total Junior Hours32

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 400+3
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-BOC Courses3
  • COM-BOC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BS) - Digital & Mass Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 312 - LEARNING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION THROUGH MEDIA AND FILM3

    This course examines intercultural and co-cultural divides using a skills-based approach. Students will be exposed to cultural communication situations and will apply skills using lecture, discussion, and various media (e.g. news, radio, film, blogs), equipping them with more effective skills for communicating with other groups, communities, and cultures.

  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • Elective in "science"3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 352 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA3

    With the proliferation of technologically advanced social media (e.g., facebook, chat, twitter) available at the fingertips of individuals through multiple channels (e.g., phone, ipad, laptop, online video games), interpersonal relationships are being affected. Negotiating this relatively new, understudied, and quickly evolving terrain can present relational difficulties for a variety of relationships types. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of multiple communication platforms and the communication theory that can explain the interactions occurring in each platform, as well as improve their mediated communication skills to enhance interpersonal relationships.

  • COM 453 - DIGITAL AND MASS COMMUNICATION MEDIA LITERACY3

    A course designed to examine theory and research related to criticism of the mass media and to the relationship of digital and mass communication to contemporary social issues.

  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 449 - SOCIAL PROCESSES AND EFFECTS OF MASS COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its communication media with special emphasis on cultural processes and social change. The social-psychological bases of communication are studied within a context of theory and research.

  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours31

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 553 - CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF COMMUNICATION AND PERSUASION IN POPULAR CULTURE3

    This course focuses on what and how popular culture entertainment media functions to communicate and persuade. Forms to be examined may include films/movies, television programs, music, cartoons, and/or comics. Ultimately, students will be equipped with tools to make educated decisions as critical consumers of the messages conveyed in popular culture entertainment media.

  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • COM-DMC Cognate Courses3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BS) - Health Care Comm 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 311 - TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH: PATIENT-PROVIDER COMMUNICATION3

    This course helps students explore, understand, and appreciate the patient-provider relationship through an examination and analysis of selected health communication case studies and related materials. It is also designed to improve communication skills with and among physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.

  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 471 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines theory and research relevant to health communication including interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication approaches. Topics include the role of communication in general models of health and illness, the relationship between patients and healthcare providers, social support, and health campaigns.

  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 482 - STUDIES IN PERSUASION3

    This course examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision- making, and motivational appeals.

  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
    • Total Junior Hours32

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 571 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CONTEXTS3

    Examines theory and research relevant to the role of interpersonal communication in managing mental and physical health. Topics related to interaction in health contexts include: communicating identity in health and illness, health and personal relationships, health care provider/patient communication, medical decision-making, and interpersonal health education and prevention efforts.

  • COM 572 - HEALTH COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS AND COMMUNITIES3

    This course focuses on the role of the mass media in contemporary public health campaigns. Most class sessions focus on the application of theory and research to the design of these campaigns. Earlier studies examining the role of the mass media in health campaigns indicated that the mass media played a small and rather insignificant role in changing health behaviors. However, more recent studies indicate that careful targeting combined with formative research often yield successful behavior change.

  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-HCC Cognate Course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Communication (BS) - Human Communication 0 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • COM 101 - INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS3

    An introduction to the process of communication as a critical element in human interaction and in society. Designed to enhance effective communication and informed use of the mass media.

    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • COM 252 - INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3

    This course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written, oral, and visual communication activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective- taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.

    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • COM 249 - MASS MEDIA AND MASS CULTURE3

    An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.

  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 326 or COM 3513
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 400+3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • COM 325+3
  • COM 400+3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • MA/CS/STA course3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total16
    • Total Junior Hours32

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • COM 400+3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • 300+ "Science" Elective3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • COM-HCM Cognate Course3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
  • Elective in "science"3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30

Contact

Schyler Simpson, Ph.D

Director of Recruitment and Retention

(859) 257-7800

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Office of Student Services

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