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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Communication

Communication is the study of human symbolic behavior and combines the study of theory, methods and application. In addition to helping students learn to impart information and ideas more effectively, communication courses teach students how to analyze a wide range of communicative situations that people experience, including interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, instructional, mediated, rhetorical/public, and small group. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits Examples
Communication Theory and Philosophy 9 credits Mass Media and Society, Theories of Human Communication , Sociology of Communicat6ion, Communication Ethics, Public Opinion, Introduction to/History or Mass Media, Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Persuasion Theory, Interpersonal Communication, Semantics, Group Combination (not Psychology)
Communication Methods/Approaches 3 credits Communication Research, Research Design, Research Methods in Psychology/Sociology Essentials of Oral Interpretation, Media Campaigns, Quantitative Methods, Media Criticism, Organizational Communication, Media Literacy (not Business), Research Methods in Psychology/Sociology
Applied Communication 6 credits Advertising, Argumentation, Communication Law, Communication Strategy, Educational Media, Journalism, Print Editing, Public Relations, Radio/TV/Film/Broadcasting, Scriptwriting
Elective credits in communication, speech or speech pathology. Up to 9 of these credits can be in appropriate sociology and/or psychology subjects 15 credits  
Capstone 3 credits COM 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
TOTAL 36  
Notes:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration. Students who wish to specialize within the concentration must complete at least 12 of the required 36 credits in the concentration in one of four areas: print media, visual media, promotional or organizational communication.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Communication will be able to:
  1. demonstrate clarity of thought in both written and oral communication;
  2. explain communication events from multiple perspectives;
  3. understand the multicultural character of communication in contemporary society;
  4. articulate a broad knowledge of communication theory and research;
  5. apply their knowledge of communication theory and research within a focused domain of communication;
  6. demonstrate an advanced level of key communication skills in argumentation and reasoning, and the analysis and use of evidence, persuasion and oral presentations; and
  7. demonstrate an understanding of ethical responsibility in all forms of communication.