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EIU Communication Studies

Interpersonal Communication option

The Interpersonal Communication option provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate effective communication in personal, professional, and group contexts.

It focuses on examining the communicative interaction among individuals, with particular attention on communication’s power to impact relational development and affect outcomes across a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking as a tool for improving everyday communication skills and the ways in which communication shapes social reality. Students can tailor the program to prepare themselves for work in multiple communicative environments.

After graduation

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

Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers often seek out relational skills as an important part of the hiring process and our graduates leave Eastern prepared to manage complex and dynamic relationships.

Graduates with this option are particularly well prepared to work with individuals and groups from varying backgrounds, with differing needs and interests, and where the goals of communication are to resolve problems or disputes.

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 3470 - Small Group Communication
  • CMN 3640 - Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • CMN 3660 - Communication & Conflict Management
  • CMN 3710 - Intercultural Communication
  • CMN 4765 - Communication in Families

OPTION ELECTIVES: 9 HRS

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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