Academic Catalog

Communication Studies Major — B.A.

Summary

Communication Studies B.A. Major Requirements42
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 128-40
Electives38-50
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

No more than two grades below a C (2.00) will be accepted in courses toward fulfilling requirements of the major.

Communication studies majors have many elective credits, and they are encouraged to select at least one 18- to 27-credit sequence outside the department as a minor concentration or cognate area.

DISCIPLINARY CORE
CMST 11000Public Communication3
CMST 12000Comm, Culture, & Rhetoric3
CMST 14000Small Group Communication3
CMST 14900Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
CMST 26900Communication Research Perspectives3
CMST xxxxxCommunication Studies electives at level 3 or level 4 112
PRESENTATION CORE
Select 9 credits from the following, at least three of which must be at level 2 or above:9
Business & Professional Comm
Courtrooms & Communication
Storytelling
Argumentation & Debate
Analysis and Performance of Literature
Advanced Public Communication
Communication, Conflict, and Negotiation
Oral Advocacy in Arbitration and the Courts
CMST 33xxx
Advanced Performance Courses
CMST 389xx
Selected Topics in Communication Studies (when the topic is appropriate)
INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY
Select 3 credits from the following: 23
Communication Studies Practicum
Internship: Communication Studies
Internship: Communication Studies
Directed Readings
Directed Research
Independent Study: Communication Studies
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEQUENCE
CMST 20000Sophomore Professional Development Seminar in Communication Studies1
CMST 30000Junior Professional Development Seminar in Communication Studies1
CMST 40000Senior Professional Development Seminar in Communication Studies1
Total Credits42