The Department of Communication was the first department in the College of Fine and Applied Arts to offer an Honors Program. Students who demonstrate exceptional academic promise are invited into the Honors program each semester by the Honors Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Gray. The Department offers several courses each semester (indicated in the course catalog with a -410 or -411 course number designation) that are restricted to Honors students. These courses provide students with additional opportunities for academic enrichment and personalized mentoring.
- Honors College
- Honors Program Information Brief and Checklist - Updated 8 September 2020 (DOC, 13.7 KB)
- Departmental Honors Handbook - Updated 8 September 2020 (PDF, 638 KB)
The Department of Communication offers a 9-hour honors program. Students must complete 6 hours of classroom honors work and a 3-hour honors thesis. Disciplinary honors courses will be drawn from designated honors courses offered at the introductory, intermediate and advanced course levels in the department. To graduate with Honors in Communication, a student must be a major, maintain an overall grade point average of 3.45, an overall Communication grade point average of 3.45, earn no less than a B in any Honors-designated courses, and successfully defend a departmental honors thesis.
During the Spring 2023 semester, the Department of Communication offers the following Honors-only subsections:
COM 2110-410 • Introduction to Nonverbal Communication • Debra G. Poulos
COM 3300-410 • Mass Media and Society • Dr. Janice T. Pope
COM 3600-410 • In-Depth Reporting and Writing • Dr. Carolyn M. Edy
Spring 2023 Honors Thesis Students
Liney Brantley (Director: Dr. Chris Patti)
- Sam Duggan (Director: Dr. Jennie Carlisle)
- Emily Halk (Director: Dr. Chris Patti)
- Kim Huffman (Director: Dr. Chris Patti)
- Erin Isley (Director: Dr. Janice Pope)
- Devyn Reilly (Director: Dr. Janice Pope)