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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, B.A.


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Requirements for the liberal arts major in communication, B.A. program


The major in communication combines theory and practice and emphasizes how people analyze and make responsible choices in communication contexts. Students develop critical perspectives in order to evaluate different communication approaches. Students, as communicators, learn to choose the effect their actions have on others. They learn also to choose their roles as citizens in a community. This responsibility requires that they appreciate and respect human differences among cultures, social groups, genders and individuals, and that they create a voice for building personal and public relationships.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication, students must complete a minimum of 40 credits of which 20 credits must be at the 300 level or above, plus corequisite courses.

1. Required courses


3. At least 8 credits from the Public Discourse group


4. At least 8 elective credits in COM courses.


5. Corequisites as follows


  1. Language (choose one from the following):
    1. American Sign Language at the university level (COM 114 COM 115 ). COM 114 COM 115  will also satisfy the elective requirement (see #4 above) for the major in communication.
    2. An introductory two-semester sequence in a modern foreign language (will satisfy university general education and college distribution language requirements)
    3. One semester of a modern foreign language at the 115 level or higher (will satisfy university general education and college distribution language requirements).
  2. An advanced writing course: JRN 200 , WRT 382 , WRT 364 .

(This 4-credit writing course is in addition to the 40 credits required for the major.)

Additional information


Communications majors interested in careers in public relations or advertising are encouraged to focus course work in the appropriate area. For a focus in public relations, students should take 12 credits from:JRN 350 , JRN 351  and either JRN 352  or JRN 353 . For a focus in advertising students should take 12 credits from:JRN 340 , JRN 341  and JRN 342 . These courses do not count toward the major, but could count toward a minor in advertising or public relations. (See the Journalism Program section of this catalog.)

Requirements for the modified major in communication with a linguistics concentration, B.A. program


To earn a communication major with a concentration in linguistics, student must complete 24 credits in communication and 20 credits in linguistics including:

1. Required course


2. Required course


3. At least 4 credits from the Interpersonal Discourse group


4. At least 4 credits from the Public Discourse group


5. 20 credits in LIN or ALS courses, including


6. Required course


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