COMM 1115G. Introduction to Communication

3 Credits (3)

This survey course introduces the principles of communication in the areas of interpersonal, intercultural, small group, organizational, public speaking, and mass and social media.

COMM 1130G. Public Speaking

3 Credits (3)

This course introduces the theory and fundamental principles of public speaking, emphasizing audience analysis, reasoning, the use of evidence, and effective delivery. Students will study principles of communication theory and rhetoric and apply them in the analysis, preparation and presentation of speeches, including informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches.

COMM 2110. Communication Theory

3 Credits (3)

This course provides an exploration of major theories, concepts and methods of research in the study of human communication.

COMM 2111. 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 2996. 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.

COMM 2997. 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 1115G and sophomore standing.