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Communication, Culture and Community

The Communication, Culture and Community concentration helps students develop a critical understanding of communication across the dimensions of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, gender, age and sexual orientation and prepares students seeking careers that focus on the ability to communicate effectively within and across cultures in a diverse society.  


Intercultural skills are increasingly necessary for every profession, but they are central to careers in human resources, non-profit and governmental administration, advocacy, arbitration and community organizing. This concentration can lead to careers in these fields, including:

Multicultural Marketing Patient Advocacy
Diversity Officer Community Organizing
Human Resources Negotiation and Arbitration
International Business




Concentration Requirements

In addition to the Communication core requirements (16 hours), students in this concentration take:

Writing (3 Hours)
2120  Message Design

Foundations (9 Hours)
Required: 3300 Intercultural Communication

Choose 6 additional hours from:
3840 Analysis of Popular Culture 4320 Communicating Across Racial Divides
4050 Theories of Persuasion 4220 Conflict, Mediation, and Negotiation
4300 Gender and Communication 4430 Culture, Technology, and Communication




Production Practices and Applications (3 Hours)

Any Communication course designated a Production/Technology course may be taken to fulfill this requirement.

Capstone(3 Hours)
4960 Research Capstone

Electives (6 Hours)
An additional six hours may be taken from any of the classes in the Communication curriculum.

Download the full Communication curriculum.

Learn More

For more information on the Communication, Culture and Community concentration, contact Dr. Farrell, Dr. Gould or Dr. Scott.

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