The Political Communication concentration is open to all students.  Students combine courses in journalism, electronic media, and rhetoric with classes in American or foreign area politics to develop the critical and analytical knowledge by which to make sense of political communication.  Political communication prepares students for the study of, or careers in, politics or political journalism.  The concentration consists of a total of 24 credit hours.  Students are to choose whether to pursue the path in U.S. domestic politics or the path in foreign politics and international relations.

Courses required for the U.S. path:  CO 225 and PO 101.

Courses required for the foreign politics and I.R. path:  CO225, ad PO 102 or 103.

For either path, students are to choose three of the following CO courses with at least one at the 400 level:  319, 341, 346, 380, 441, 449, 467.

For the U.S. path, students choose three from:  PO 301, 302, 309, 317, 319, or 410.

For the foreign politics and I.R. path, students are to choose three from the following:  PO 311, 326, 330, 332, 334, 336, 345, 356, 458.

Coordinators:  Dr. Douglas Bruce, The Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts.
Drs. Dwight Hahn and Elizabeth Stiles, Department of Political Science.