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The CAS Major

Majors are encouraged to take CAS 101 Introduction to Human Communication. Three core courses are required: CAS 201 (GH) Rhetorical Theory, CAS 202 (GS) Communication Theory, and CAS 204 Communication Research Methods. To complete the major, students need to enroll in 18 more credits of CAS courses: one 200-level course, four 400-level courses, and one 300- or 400-level course.

What class should I take to learn more about CAS?

CAS  101 Introduction to Human Communication.

Why Major or Minor in Communication Arts & Sciences?

In 2007, five Communication scholars—Kevin Barge, Brant Burleson, Dennis Gouran, Lynn Harter, and John Heineman—to reflect on the discipline of Communication and its relevance for daily life. This essay has been republished here.

Communication Arts & Sciences is a department that spans the humanities and social sciences.

Ever wondered which faculty members work in each tradition? 

Humanities: Dr. Stephen Browne, Dr. Anne Demo, Dr. Rosa Eberly, Dr. Jeremy Engels, Dr. Michael Hogan, Dr. Michele Kennerly, Dr. Bradford Vivian, and Dr. Kirt Wilson.

CAS Minors

There are a variety of minors housed by CAS.  They serve as great supplements to a wide array of majors.  Check out the list and their respective descriptions and requirements.

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