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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA


For more information about the Communication department, visit its website.


 

Degree Program Requirements


A student wishing to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 36 credits from the department’s course offerings. Included among these 36 credits are five core courses required for all Communication majors:

Department Track Requirements


Although the media are interrelated, students should develop an in-depth knowledge of at least one specific field. To that end, students majoring in Communication must select a track, or area of study, within the department. Although the department expects students to enroll in multiple courses within their chosen track, each track has three required courses:

Communication Curriculum


  Department and Number - Descriptive Course Title Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

   
MAJOR COMM ELECT - Comm. Elective–COMM 115 (W) Writing for Communication  3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective   3
GE WRTG/SPCH WRTG 107 Composition COMM 100 Public Speaking  3 3
GE C/IL C/IL 102 Computing and Information Literacy  3  
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy T/RS 121 (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  3 3
GE FSEM First Year Seminars 1    
    15 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR 210 (W) Logical and Rhetorical Analysis    3
MAJOR COMM 215 Introduction to Communication Theory  3  
MAJOR COMM ELECT - Communication Electives 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL 210 Ethics T/RS 122 (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  3 3
GE QUAN - S/BH QUAN - Quantitative–S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective 3 3
    15 15

Third Year

   
MAJOR COMM 316 Communication Ethics –COMM ELECT - Comm. Elective 3 3
MAJOR COMM ELECT - Comm. Elective 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL - Philosophy or T/RS ELECT - Elective 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT - Natural Science Electives 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 3 3
    18 18

Fourth Year

   
MAJOR COMM 415 Senior Seminar  3  
MAJOR COMM ELECT - Comm. Elective   3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 6
GE HUMN - S/BH HUMN - Humanities–S/BH ELECT - Social/Behavioral Elective 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT - Free Electives 6 3
    15 15
 

Total: 126 Credits

1 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement.  Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

*An approved 3-credit EP Foundation Course may be substituted for COMM 100  and C/IL 102 -C/IL 104 .  In this case, the total needed for graduation in this major may be reduced.  Consult with your advisor if you have questions.