Secondary: Communication Arts and Literature

Secondary: Communication Arts and Literature

The communication arts and literature content area consists of three education courses and 12 additional undergraduate courses in communication studies and English.

You must complete all required courses in your content area prior to beginning the master’s-level course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor a course sequence to fit your individual needs.


  • EDUC 7450: Literature for Young Adults
  • EDUC 7740: Special Methods: Middle-Level Communication Arts and Literature
  • EDUC 7750: Special Methods: Senior High Communication Arts and Literature

Communication Studies

  • COMM 1030: Speaking to Lead and Influence
  • COMM 2020: Communication Dynamics in Personal Relationships
  • COMM 2050: Media, Culture and Society
  • Two additional courses in consultation with advisor
  • Recommended, but not required — ENGL 3250: Rhetorical Grammar


  • ENGL 2200: Literary Theory & Practice
  • ENGL 2480: History and Structure of English OR ENGL3450 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 2270: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 3254: British Writers I or ENGL 3255: British Writers II
  • ENGL 3274: American Writers I or ENGL 3275: American Writers II
  • One 2000-level English writing course
  • One 3000-level (or above) English writing course

Courses numbered below 5000 are undergraduate courses; courses 5000 and above are graduate courses. For detailed course descriptions, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog or the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.