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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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


39 credits:

Core Courses (21 credits):


OPTION - Concentrations (12 credits):


Students may select the following options to complete Major Electives. Eighteen elective credits are needed but following one of these tracks is not necessary for completion of the major.

Public Relations and Business Communication Concentration:


Social-Cultural Communication Concentration:


Journalism and Publishing Concentration:


Creative and Technical Writing Concentration:


Special Programs


For interested students, Communication faculty will work with the theology department to develop a program in Church communication. Likewise, the department works with the School of Business for students interested in the areas of Integrated Marketing Communication.

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 Foundations of Writing (3)  

COMM 201 Media Writing (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 Media and Society (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (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 Classical Rhetoric (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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