Communication, Media, and Persuasion

Rhetoric

[Note: This emphasis will be titled "Rhetorical Studies" in the 2014-2015 catalog, pending formal name change approval]


Career Opportunities

Legislative Assistant, Speech Writer, Lobbyist, Technical Writer, Campaign Director, Legal Researcher, Grant Writer, Mediation and Negotiation Specialist, Legal Secretary, Marketing Director, Human Rights Officer, Community Affairs Liaison, (and more)


Rhetoric Emphasis

 

Core courses (30 credits)

 

CMP 2205 Argumentation (3)

CMP 2209 Persuasion (3)

CMP 2286 Visual Rhetoric (3)

CMP 4481 Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill (3)

CMP 4482 American Public Address (3)

CMP 4483 Rhetoric of Popular Culture (3)

CMP 4484 Recent Rhetorical Issues (3)

CMP 4485 Classical Rhetorical Theory (3)

CMP 4486 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory (3)

CMP 4488 Rhetorical Criticism (3)

 

Choose one of the following option areas, and take any two courses from that area (6 credits)

Design Option

 

CMP 2202 Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing (3)

CMP 2231 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)

CMP 3339 Web Design (3)

 

Advertising Option

 

CMP 2231 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)

CMP 2261 Introduction to Advertising (3)

CMP 3365 Advertising Strategy and Copywriting (3)

 

Public Relations Option

 

CMP 2241 Introduction to Public Relations (3)

CMP 3346 Public Relations Writing (3)

CMP 4446 Public Relations Programs (3)

Electives: Choose three of the following courses (9 credits)

 

CMP 2201 Business and Professional Communication (3)

CMP 3302 Image Management (3)

CMP 3308 Groups and Communication (3)

CMP 4404 Gender and Communication (3)

CMP 4422 Conflict Management (3)

CMP 4424 Management Communication (3)

 

Total major credits: 45

 

 

 

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