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Using the Quick CIP Code Finder
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Title: Communication, General.
Definition: A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.
The crosswalk shows the CIP code number and title in the previous version and the current version of the CIP.
Illustrative Examples are provided to assit you in selecting the appropriate 6-digit CIP code for a particular program.
The CIP code is listed in context of the 2-digit series to which it belongs. Only codes in this CIP version are listed: neither old location of codes that moved nor deleted codes are shown in this listing.