COMM 250. Introduction to the Communication Major

1 Credit (1)

This is a one-credit course for new Communication Studies majors. It helps them get acquainted with the department, the department head (professor for this course, the professors, other students, and the department student organizations. It also deals with degree mapping and career mapping and any problems the students are having in their first year. Finally, the students learn about the the Communication Studies discipline and various communication careers they can pursue with their degree. The class meets one day each week for one hour. Restricted to: Communication Studies majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

COMM 253G. Public Speaking

3 Credits (3)

Principles of effective public speaking, with emphasis on preparing and delivering well-organized, logical, and persuasive arguments adapted to different audiences.

COMM 265G. Principles of Human Communication

3 Credits (3)

Study and practice of interpersonal, small group, and presentational skills essential to effective social, business, and professional interaction.

COMM 285. Survey of Communication Theory

3 Credits (3)

Exploration of major theories, concepts and methods of research in the study of human communication. Primarily for majors.

COMM 290. Independent Study

1-3 Credits

Individualized, self-paced projects for students with a special interest in communication topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: COMM 265G and sophomore standing.

COMM 291. Special Topics

1-3 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.