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Undergraduate Courses

Our Departments offers a wide variety of broad and specific class that represent the myriad interests of Communication Studies. In addition to these listed courses, faculty often offer seminar discussions based on the mutual interest of students and faculty.

Courses offered for Spring 2016

Class Key
% = online-only course
+ = also offered online
& = Track course option
! = Degree Requirement (refer to area of emphasis)

  • COMM100: Principles of Human Communication
  • COMM102: Human Communication in Interpersonal Contexts
  • COMM103: Presentational Speaking
  • COMM104: Public Communication+
  • COMM105: Introduction to the Mass Media+
  • COMM112: Small Group Communication
  • COMM122: Human Communication in Contemporary Society
  • COMM201: Communication Theory and Research 2
  • COMM202: Interpersonal Communication!
  • COMM203: Communication Cornerstones
  • COMM212: Gender and Communication
  • COMM293K: Translating Communication Scholarship %
  • COMM300: Interpersonal Communication Theory&!
  • COMM303: Business and Professional Communication&+
  • COMM305: Appreciation of Motion Pictures&+
  • COMM306: Communication in the Organization!+
  • COMM307: Life-Span Communication&!
  • COMM308: Nonverbal Communication+
  • COMM309: Health Communication&!+
  • COMM314: Nonviolence Communication Behavior&
  • COMM315: American Diversity in Western Film&%
  • COMM316: Intercultural Communication+
  • COMM335: Social Media in the Workplace&!+
  • COMM393A: Advanced Public Speaking
  • COMM393B: Professional Etiquette
  • COMM401: Communication Research methods&
  • COMM403: Capstone Seminar!
  • COMM404: Persuasion&!
  • COMM405: Effects of Mediated Communication&!
  • COMM406: Advanced Organizational Communication&!
  • COMM408: Advanced Study in Nonverbal Communication&
  • COMM409: Advanced Health Communication!
  • COMM410: Family Communication&!
  • COMM425: Computer Mediated Communication&!
  • COMM426: Organizational Culture&!
  • COMM490: Teaching Practicum
  • COMM491: Professional Field Experience%!
  • COMM493M: Leadership&
  • COMM495: Independent Study
Printable List of Spring 2016 COMM Courses

Be sure to check the WVU Office of the Registrar for up-to-date information using their course schedule search engine.

WVU Schedule of Courses

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Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy – nikki.loy@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. John Shibley – jshibley@wvu.edu
Mary Donato – mdonato4@mix.wvu.edu

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Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application