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 1000W: Introduction to Communication: Women and Social
  • COMM 1020: Communication Dynamics in Personal Relationships
  • COMM 1030: Speaking to Lead and Influence
  • 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 2270: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2305: Writing for Life: Developing Skill and Confidence
  • ENGL 2350: Rhetorical Grammar (4) OR ENGL 3XXX: English Composition Elective (non-specialized writing course: 3XXX level or above)
  • ENGL 2480: History and Structure of English OR ENGL 3450 Introduction to Linguistics
  • Two 3XXX level literature electives (recommend American Lit)

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.