2014-2015 Catalog


Communication B.A.

Degree Requirements

A major in Communication is achieved by the completion of the following requirements, in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Required Core Courses

COM 100Intro to Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 220Theories of Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 220: formerly 300

Required Capstone Course

COM 410Senior Seminar-Communication

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

Four (4) additional course credits, at least one chosen from each Group (see below), and at least one at the 300 level.

Group 1: Communication and Cultural Identity

COM 206Interpersonal Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 207Intercultural Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 305/AFR 305Interracial Communication(AFR)

1 Course Credit

COM 310/WGS 310Communication and Gender (WGS)

1 Course Credit

PSJ 113Mediation & Negotiation (COM)

1 Course Credit

Group 2: Strategic Communication

COM 201Argumentation and Debate

1 Course Credit

COM 203Persuasion

1 Course Credit

COM 211Broadcast Journalism I

1 Course Credit

COM 302Organizational Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 312Mass Communication

1 Course Credit

COM 315Public Relations

1 Course Credit

And/or any combination of COM 103A or B (a ¼ credit course that must be repeated a total of four times to equal one full course credit)

COM 312: formerly 202

Two (2) additional course credits chosen from either Group 1 or Group 2 above, or from the following

Any combination of COM 103 A or B (a 1/4-credit course that must be repeated a total of four times to equal one full course credit);

COM 186/286/386/486

COM 390/490A

COM 390/490B

COM 395/495

COM 397/497A

COM 397/497B

COM 398/498

BUS 257Consumer Behavior

1 Course Credit

BUS 363Marketing

1 Course Credit

ENG 220Studies in Film

1 Course Credit

ENG 280Workshop-Professional Writing

1 Course Credit

ENG 284/COM 284Wrkshp-Composition/Rhet (COM)

1 Course Credit

ENG 380Advanced Professional Writing

1 Course Credit

PHI 106Introductory Reasoning

1 Course Credit

PSY 210Ind/Org Psy with Lab

1 Course Credit

SOC 220Cultural Anthropology

1 Course Credit

TEC 180/TAD 180Graphics Communication

1 Course Credit

TEC 382/TAD 382Computer Graphics

1 Course Credit

or

THR 227Voice and Diction

1 Course Credit

 

Exploring the Major— Students interested in this major should take COM 100 as early as possible.

Admission to the Major— Successful completion of at least one COM course.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)— Students are encouraged to complete COM 220 (formerly COM 300), a survey course that helps prepare students for other course work in the major, before or during the term in which they declare the major. Freshmen are discouraged from taking COM 220 until their sophomore year. COM 410 should be taken during the senior year.