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EIU Communication Studies

Corporate Communication Option

The Corporate Communication option prepares students with the knowledge, values, perspectives and skills necessary to function successfully in modern organizations.

Students learn about communication practices that are central to an organization’s success as well as the foundational principles and methods of effective communication.

The option emphasizes how to effectively communicate in a variety of organizational contexts and situations, and focuses on developing the written and verbal communication skills that employers desire. Students also develop an understanding of how concepts such as identity, diversity, difference, and power function to influence our communication practices.

After graduation

Corporate Communication students graduate with the enduring knowledge and transferrable skills necessary to be successful in the contemporary workplace. This opens the door to a variety of employment opportunities.

Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers often seek out communication skills and teamwork as important parts of the hiring process and our graduates leave Eastern prepared to effectively lead organizations with high communication demands.

Graduates with this option are particularly well prepared to work as leaders in various organizational contexts, to understand difference and diversity, and to thrive in team and group environments.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES CORE: 18 HRS

  • CMN 2010 - Introduction to Communication Theories
  • CMN 2040 - Argumentation & Critical Thinking
  • CMN 3000 - Communication Research Methods
  • CMN 3100 - Persuasion
  • CMN 3220 - Rhetoric of Race & Class
  • CMN 3903 - Rhetoric of Gender & Sexuality

OPTION CORE: 18 HRS

  • CMN 2630 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • CMN 2650 - Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • CMN 3300 - Interviewing
  • CMN 3470 - Small Group Communcation
  • CMN 3650 - Case Studies in Organizational Communication
  • CMN 4650 - Simulation in Organizational Communication

OPTION ELECTIVES: 9 HRS

Corporate Communication students may select any CMN prefix course as an elective. Other electives are available, selected in consultation with an advisor.

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS: 45 HRS

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School of Communication and Journalism

Buzzard Hall 2521
217-581-6003
cmnjou@eiu.edu


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