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Featured
Student

Facia Nyego Sirleaf
Beginning my undergraduate career as an undeclared student was the best decision I could have ever made. It allowed me the opportunity to fall in love with Anthropology, Gender Studies, and Communication Studies. Not only has this area of study enhanced the love I have for Anthropology and gender and ethnicity, it has given me the confidence I need to thrive as a public speaker and critical thinker. Through classes such as Gender issues in Communication, I was able to develop a passion for analyzing gender as well as ethnicity in different cultural contexts, specifically African culture. After learning tools to effectively communicate in professional settings and volunteering for two semesters, I interned at The Women’s Resource Center on campus and worked as a teaching assistant in the Communication Studies department. I have also won the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Grant (U.R.S.C.A.), which I used to conduct research in Fez, Morocco for my project titled I Like the Color: Race and Ethnicity in Morocco.  I have also presented research at a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) conference titled Romance Never Dies: An Ethnographic Study of Romance Novel Enthusiasts which focused on an application of literary anthropology.
I believe that Communication Studies has prepared me for graduate school as well helping me become a well-grounded scholar. Public speaking, gender issues in communication, and intercultural communication prepared me the most with being able to engage with audiences and articulate the love I have for my areas of study. With everything I have learned I plan to complete graduate studies by combining my love for Communication and African Studies to one day be able to work for the United Nations.

Featured Graduate

Boe Kline

I have always wanted to speak publically as a career, especially on topics of inspiration and purpose. Being part of the Communication Studies program has helped me to “know my audience,” their needs, as well as equipped me with strategies to best address these needs. I have used these strategies often, as I have been asked to speak on nearly 20 occasions, with audiences ranging from at-risk students like myself, to clubs, students and faculty at a national conference, as well as women’s issues. I plan to continue speaking, studying purpose, and creating ways to help others find it.

Minor in Communication Studies

Students who hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a minimum of 15 semester hours are eligible for admission to the minor. Students must maintain the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue study for a Communication Studies minor. Students who do not maintain the required grade point average will be put on probation for one semester during which they must regain the required grade point average.

General Education Requirement (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

Required Courses for Communication Studies Minor (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.205 Understanding Social Influence
or
COMMSTUD.215 Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.207 Communication Research Methods
or
COMMSTUD.209 Examining Communication

Electives for Communication Studies Minor (9 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.220 Intercultural Communication

COMMSTUD.306 Computer Applications for Professional Communicators

COMMSTUD.307 Communication for Business Professionals

COMMSTUD.309 Gender Issues in Communication

COMMSTUD.310 Organizational Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.313 Conflict Management and Resolution

COMMSTUD.315 Persuasion

COMMSTUD.321 Argumentation

COMMSTUD.324 Health Communication

COMMSTUD.407 Interviewing

COMMSTUD.413 Community Leadership

COMMSTUD.417 Media and Visual Culture

COMMSTUD.418 Issue and Image Campaigns

COMMSTUD.419 Family Communication

COMMSTUD.420 Nonverbal Communication

COMMSTUD.423 Communication Training in Organizations

COMMSTUD.424 Corporate Communication

COMMSTUD.425 Relational Communication

COMMSTUD.426 Leadership and Team Building

COMMSTUD.427 Strategic Communication

COMMSTUD.492 Special Topics in Organizational Communication

COMMSTUD.493 Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication

COMMSTUD.495 Special Topics in Leadership and Public Advocacy

How do I get more information?
Dr. Kara Shultz, Chairperson, Department of Communication Studies
1105 McCormick Human Services Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4712, e-mail: kshultz@bloomu.edu, Department website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/commstud