ERIC Number: ED335727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Studies: Undergraduate Programs.
Bjorklun, Douglas; And Others
A study aimed to provide information about the current communication curriculum offered through undergraduate programs. A systematic search of the undergraduate catalogs of 565 institutions was conducted viewing Speech Communication Programs available in the Central States region. Results indicated that all but five institutions offered at least one communication course, and that the most popular course was public speaking. The popularity of other courses ranged from interpersonal communication at 68% of the schools to research methods courses at 11%. Findings demonstrated that some type of basic communication course (usually the public speaking course) was required of all students, rather than just majors, in 71% of the institutions. Other required courses fell under the interpersonal or survey categories. Results suggest that although there is no "typical" communication program in the Central States region, communication is viewed as a vital segment of college academic programs. (Three tables are included; a copy of the survey instrument is attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Speech Communication Education; United States (Central)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 1991).