Undergraduate Requirements | Communication Studies

Undergraduate Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The major in Communication Studies consist of 39 semester hours distributed in the following manner.

15 HOURS OF CORE COURSES
COMM 1010: Introduction to Communication
COMM 2020: Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2060: Performance of Literature
COMM 2140: Rhetoric and Argument
COMM 3010: Communication Perspectives

9 HOURS DISTRIBUTED (ONE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS)

Group A: Interpersonal/Organizational Studies

COMM 3620: Intercultural Communication
COMM 3720: Small Group Communication
COMM 3920: Organizational Communication
COMM 4420: Communication & Relational Development

Group B: Rhetorical Studies

COMM 3340: Methods of Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 4240: Rhetoric, Culture and Ideology
COMM 4340: Rhetoric and Politics

Group C: Performance Studies

COMM 3260: Storytelling
COMM 3760: Performance Studies
COMM 3860: Group Performance
COMM 4360: Rhetoric of Performance

3 HOURS THEORY (ONE COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING BASED ON THE STUDENT'S PRIMARY AREA OF INTEREST)

COMM 4020: Communication Theory
COMM 4040: Rhetorical Theory
COMM 4060: Performance Theory

12 HOURS OF UPPER-LEVEL COMM ELECTIVES IN CONSULTATION WITH A COMM ADVISOR


DEGREE PLAN PREPARATION

The process of preparing a degree plan begins when the student asks a departmental undergraduate advisor to prepare a degree plan worksheet. Generally speaking, it takes 20-30 minutes to prepare the worksheet. When completed, the student is responsible for delivering the worksheet and the supporting documents to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Student Advising in GAB 220. Prior to meeting with the undergraduate advisor, the student must:

  1. Print an unofficial transcript of all college work. It is not possible to prepare a degree plan worksheet without a transcript of all college work.
  2. Ensure that the checklist in the Undergraduate Advising Packet is completed.
  3. Make an appointment with one of the department undergraduate advisors or find out when he/she will be meeting with students to prepare degree plan worksheets. The week of advising and registration prior to the beginning of a semester is not a good time for requesting a degree plan worksheet.

GRADUATION CHECK

What is it?
A graduation check is a service provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Student Advising. It informs the student of the courses remaining for his/her last semesters enrollment.

When do you need it?
A graduation check should be requested the semester before you intend to graduate. (If you plan to graduate in Spring you should request a graduation check by the end of the Fall semester.) The graduation check will be done at the end of a semester after grades area posted. It is the student's responsibility to pick up the graduation check prior to the period for course schedule revision for the following semester.

How do you request a graduation check?
Requests must be made in person at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Office of Student Advising, GAB 220

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