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Degree Requirements

The program includes 36 credit hours of coursework. A student completes 18 credit hours of course requirements and an additional 18 credit hours of coursework of his or her choosing. 

Core Requirements (18 hours)

COMM 601 Communication Fluency
COMM 610 The Social Creation of Organizing
COMM 613 Constructing Messages and Audiences
COMM 616 Communicating Mindfully
COMM 680 Expanding Communication Boundaries
(COMM 680 should be taken in the Fall term immediately prior to COMM 681 in the Spring term of graduation)

COMM 681 Launching Passion into Practice 
(Prerequisite:  Successful completion of COMM 680 with a B or higher and approval of a final project proposal.)

Plus an additional 18 hours of coursework from the following courses:

COMM 624 Communication and Culture in a Networked Society
COMM 629 Leadership, Empowerment, and the Management of Meaning
COMM 634 Organizations, Technology and the Changing Nature of Work
COMM 638 Strategic Communication for Global Audiences
COMM 642 Interactive Media and Storytelling
COMM 646 Engaging Community in the Digital Age
COMM 655 The Mediated Self and Changing Relationships
COMM 658 Creativity and Networks
COMM 662 Mediated Constructions of the Life Cycle
COMM 664 Organizational Identity and Brand
COMM 674 Social Entrepreneurship
COMM 676 Visual Rhetoric and the Influence of Aesthetics
COMM 650 Independent Study
COMM 665 International Experience
COMM 668 Special Topics in Communication (repeatable as needed) 
COMM 670 Directed Topics in Communication (repeatable for a total of 6 hours)

Class Scheduling

Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.  Each class typically meets once a week, either one weeknight from 6 - 8:45 p.m. or occasionally on a Saturday morning.  Summer courses offered over the long session (May-August) meet one night a week while summer courses offered over the short session meet two nights a week for approximately seven weeks.

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