Two-Year Course Schedule for Communication Studies | University of Portland

Two-Year Course Schedule for Communication Studies

Some courses are not offered every year. Plan your studies by consulting the two-year schedule of course offerings on this page, and the updated course schedule in Self Serve.

Fall 2024

COM 101 Intro to Communication and Media
COM 107 Public Speaking for Change
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others 
COM 233 Organizing Across Contexts 
COM 265 Media Literacy and Culture
COM 300 Quantitative Research Methods
COM 301 Media and Society 
COM 330 Qualitative Research Methods
COM 332 Transforming Group and Team Communication
COM 333 The Future of Work
COM 361 Advertising for Creatives
COM 370 Environmental Organizing and Advocacy
COM 391* Self & Society: Crafting Stories through Autoethnography (counts towards methods)
COM 405 Ecology, Evolution, and Culture of East Africa
COM 431 Intercultural Communication and Identity
COM 475 Senior Capstone Project

*Offered as an Exploration class as well.

Spring 2025

COM 101 Intro to Communication and Media
COM 107 Public Speaking for Change
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others 
COM 233 Organizing Across Contexts 
COM 265 Media Literacy and Culture
COM 302* Communicating Science
COM 307 Public Speaking, Citizenship, and Democracy
COM 320 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
COM 352 News Writing and Reporting
COM 362 Public Relations and Strategic Communication
COM 411 Communicating Across Barriers
COM 432* Embodiments of Place: Ecology, Trauma, and Belonging
COM 433* Critical Perspectives on Work, Labor, and Organizing
COM 434 Researching Organizational Life: Identity, Culture, Voice
COM 435 Visual Culture
COM 440* Media Criticism
COM 475 Senior Capstone Project
COM 497 Communication Internship Practicum

*Offered as an Exploration class as well.

Fall 2025

COM 101 Intro to Communication and Media
COM 107 Public Speaking for Change
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others 
COM 233 Organizing Across Contexts 
COM 265 Media Literacy and Culture
COM 300 Quantitative Research Methods
COM 301 Media and Society 
COM 330 Qualitative Research Methods
COM 332 Transforming Group and Team Communication
COM 333 The Future of Work
COM 361 Advertising for Creatives
COM 370 Environmental Organizing and Advocacy
COM 402 Resist! Activist Communication for Social & Environmental Justice.
COM 416 Political Rhetoric
COM 470 Plants, Nonhuman Animals, Food Systems, and Climate Communication
COM 475 Senior Capstone Project

Spring 2026

COM 101 Intro to Communication and Media
COM 107 Public Speaking for Change
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others 
COM 233 Organizing Across Contexts 
COM 265 Media Literacy and Culture
COM 302* Communicating Science
COM 307 Public Speaking, Citizenship, and Democracy
COM 320 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
COM 352 News Writing and Reporting
COM 362 Public Relations and Strategic Communication
COM 411 Communicating Across Barriers
COM 425 Radical Relationships: Love, Care, Grief
COM 432* Embodiments of Place: Ecology, Trauma, and Belonging
COM 433* Critical Perspectives on Work, Labor, and Organizing
COM 434 Researching Organizational Life: Identity, Culture, Voice
COM 435 Visual Culture
COM 440* Media Criticism
COM 475 Senior Capstone Project
COM 497 Communication Internship Practicum

*Offered as an Exploration class as well.

Examples of Special Topics offered this year or last:

CST 391: The Politics of Motherhoods
CST 391: Imagining Our Futures: Making Sense of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and Climate Change
CST 491: Embodiments of Place: Ecology, Trauma, and Belonging
CST 491: Resist! Activist Communication for Social and Environmental Justice
CST 491: Ecology, Evolution, and Culture of East Africa |
CST 492: Gender and Women's Studies Minor Capstone