Communication, Creativity, and Performance
Communication, at its very core, is a creative enterprise. People must be able to adjust to ever-changing social conditions and diverse audiences to better advance inclusion and social engagement. To meet this challenge, this area of emphasis focuses on the performative nature of communication and the use of creative responses and aesthetic messages. This focus should effectively prepare students for careers in performing arts, event planning, teaching (pre-school, children, or adults), advertising, public relations, training and development, marketing, consulting, non-profit leadership and community organizing.
Some students go on to graduate school in communication, the arts or many others.
A. Required Core Courses:
|COM 241||Introduction to Oral Interpretation|
|COM 442||Identity, Performance, and Human Communication|
B. Recommended Elective Courses
|Special Topics: Creativity and Communication|
|COM 281||Communication Activities|
|COM 341||Social Contexts for Performance|
|COM 441||Performance Studies|
|COM 445||Narrative Performance|
|COM 446||Performance of Literature Written by Women|
|COM 394 or
|Relevant Special Topics Courses|