Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication, B.A.


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


36 credits:

Core Courses (18 credits):


Communication Electives (18 credits)


OPTION - Concentrations (12 credits):


In place of 18 elective credits, students may choose one concentration area plus two electives in the major.

Catholic Media Concentration:


Human Communication Concentration:


Journalism Concentration:


Public Relations Concentration:


Electives


39 to 42 credits

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundation in Social Science (3) (either semester)

COMM XXX Communication Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

COMM 200 Learning to Write/Writing to Learn (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  (either semester)

COMM 210 COMM 210 (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

COMM 230 Public Speaking (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

GNSCI XXX Laboratory Science (3) (either semester)

COMM XXX Concentration (3)

COMM XXX Communication Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

COMM 325 Art of Persuasion (3)  

COMM XXX Communication Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester

COMM 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

COMM XXX Concentration (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

COMM 480 Internship (3-6)  *

COMM XXX Concentration (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

*Students may elect to complete three credits of practica instead of an internship, working with the Mountain Echo or the campus radio station. If students elect this opinion, they may complete a two-credit practicum in one semester and a one-credit practicum in another or do three-credit practicum experiences across three semesters. Freshman may select one credit of practicum work. 

Note to students: This is an ideal schedule. It does not follow from this ideal that one must take courses in this exact way. For further information, please consult a member of the Department of Communication.

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