Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Communication and Social Influence by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major.

Students must meet:

  1. University requirements:
    • All students are required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in their major at Temple University.
  2. Lew Klein College of Media and Communication requirements, including KLN 1001.
  3. Minimum 45 credit hours in Communication and Social Influence.
  4. Maximum 59 credit hours may be taken in Communication and Social Influence courses.
  5. A grade of C- or higher must be attained in all required Communication and Social Influence courses.
  6. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credits may be applied to Communication and Social Influence requirements.
  7. No more than 8 credits may be taken in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.

Communication and Social Influence Requirements

CSI Core Courses
CSI 1111Introduction to Public Speaking3
or CSI 1911 Honors Introduction to Public Speaking
CSI 1112Introduction to Communication and Social Influence3
CSI 1113Persuasion3
CSI 2111Argumentation and Advocacy3
CSI 2112Social Influence Inquiry3
Subject Areas
At least 4 courses in primary subject area (Civic Engagement, Conflict Communication, or Risk Communication)12
At least 1 course in each of the two other subject areas6
Civic Engagement Courses
CSI 1201
Communication and Civic Engagement
CSI 2201
The Meaningful Enjoyment of Civic Life
CSI 2296
Resistance, Protests, and Social Movements (WI)
CSI 3201
Rhetoric and Civic Culture
CSI 3296
Speechwriting (WI)
CSI 4201
Communication, Attitudes, and Opinion
Conflict Communication Courses
CSI 1401
Conflict and Communication Behavior
CSI 2401
Intercultural and Cross Cultural Conflict
CSI 2403
Civil Disobedience
CSI 3401
Social Activism and Community Organizing
CSI 3402
Conflict and Influence: Identity, Emotion and Power
CSI 4402
Multiparty Conflict Proceses: Dialogue, Facilitation and Multiparty Mediation
Risk Communication Courses
CSI 1601
Communication and Behavior Change
CSI 2602
Rhetoric of Hate and Violence
CSI 2696
Risk Communication (WI)
CSI 3601
Misperceptions and Misinformation
CSI 3602
Rhetoric of Science
CSI 4601
Narrative Persuasion
Supporting Areas
At least 1 culture course3
CSI 3701
Intercultural Communication
CSI 3702
Communication, Culture and Identity
At least 1 method course3
CSI 3801
Social Science Research Methods of Social Influence
CSI 3896
Rhetorical Criticism (WI)
Experience Course
Select one of the following:3
CSI 3085
Study Away Internship
CSI 3185
CSI 3187
CSI 3191
Directed Research
Senior Seminar
CSI 4111Senior Seminar3
Total Credit Hours45