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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication, B.A.

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 language and writing corequisite courses.

The requirements include:

1. Required courses (must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher)

Plus one course in public address (must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher)

2. Four credits in a capstone course (must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher)

6. At least 8 credits in COM electives from among all COM course offerings

7. Language corequisite (select one of 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 #6 above) for the major in communication.
  2. An introductory two-semester sequence in a modern foreign language (4 credits of which will satisfy university general education language requirement)
  3. One semester of a modern foreign language at the 115 level or higher (will satisfy the university general education language requirement)

8. Writing corequisite (select one of the following)

Additional information

Students using this catalog to meet communication major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in a particular group and published in a later catalog.

Communication majors interested in careers in public relations or advertising are encouraged to minor in public relations or advertising. (See the Journalism Program section of this catalog.)

Communication majors may not minor in relational communication or interactive and social media.