University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Communication Studies B.A. - Advocacy and Social Movements

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies; Advocacy and Social Movements Concentration

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Advocacy and Social Movements Concentration27
Total Hours45

Degree Specific Credits: 45

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: To graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, the student must complete 36 COMX credits with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above. 

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
COMX 220SIntroduction to Organizational Communication3
COMX 240HIntroduction to Rhetorical Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.


Complete one of the following courses:3
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Research Methods
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing Course 

Choose one of the following courses:3
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
Communication in Personal Relationships
Communication in Nonprofit Organizations
Communication and Technology
Risk, Crisis, and Communication
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Rhetorical Construction of Women
Health & Family Communication
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advocacy and Social Movements Concentration  

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 27 total credits required.

Major Courses

Complete four of the following courses:12
Persuasive Communication
Persuasive Speaking and Criticism
Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism
Communication, Consumption, and Climate
Gender and Communication
Rhetorical Criticism and Theory
Rhetorical Construction of Women
Feminisms and Film
Rhetoric of Women's Activism
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Courses

Complete three of the following courses:9
Race and Minorities
Introduction to Climate Change: Science & Society
Economics of the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Economics & Climate Change
Nature and Society
Environmental Politics & Policies
US Environmental Movement
Studies in the Film
Film Theory
American History II
America in Crisis
U.S. History: WWII to Present
African-American Struggle for Equality
Terrorism: Violence in the Modern World
Ancient Greece
Environmental History
Introduction to Literature
Climate Change Ethics and Policy
Intro Ethics and Environment
Intro to Logic: Induction
Environmental Philosophy
Intro to Political Theory
Media, Public Opinion, Polling
American Political Thought
American Political Participation
American Constitutional Law
Race, Gender & Class
Social Stratification
The Community
Environmental Sociology
Political Sociology
Women's Rights and Women's Roles Around the World
History and Literature: Perspectives of Women
Media Representations of Women, Men, and Sexuality
Social and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality
Feminist Theory and Methods
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Complete 6 additional COMX credits to achieve a total 36.6

Minimum Required Grade: C-