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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, BA


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The Communication major is designed for students interested in public speaking and organizational communication, as well as those who intend to continue their education with graduate school or law school. The department offers two tracks within the Communication major: Communication & the Law and Communication Leadership. The Communication & the Law track offers courses that deal with argumentation, debate, persuasion, propaganda, political communication and mass communication law. The Communication Leadership track prepares students for leadership in communication within an organization.

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 eight 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 two required courses:

Communication Curriculum


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

First Year

                 
MAJOR COMM 109 - G/S/P Skill Set  – COMM 115 - (EPW) Writing for Communication   1 3
MAJOR COMM ELECT - Comm. Elective   3
GE FREE ELECT GE FREE ELECT - GE Free Elective 3  
GE WRTG-SPCH/DIGITAL COMM 108 - (FYW) Essential Writing Skills 1 – EP Foundations Elective (FYOC/FYDT) 3 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 Seminar 2    
    13 15

Second Year

   
MAJOR COMM 210 - (EPW) Logical and Rhetorical Analysis     3
MAJOR COMM 215 - Introduction to Communication Theory   3  
MAJOR COMM 250 Principle Communication Competencies     3
MAJOR COMM 315 - The Art of the Pitch   3  
GE FREE ELECT GE FREE ELECT - GE Free 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 ELECT - Quantitative Elective – 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
GE FREE ELECT GE FREE ELECT – GE Free Electives 3 3
GE PHIL - T/RS PHIL ELECT - Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT - Elective 3  
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT – Natural Science Electives 3 3
GE ELECT FREE ELECT – Free Electives 3 3
    18 15

Fourth Year

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

Total: 121 Credits

1The Department of Communication prefers students fulfill (FYW) requirements by completing COMM 108 .  However WRTG 107  or WRTG 105  and WRTG 106  may be substituted.

2The 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.

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