Effective Spring 2017
B. A. COMMUNICATION STUDIES: HEALTH COMMUNICATION (For all Pre-Communication majors as of August 15, 2011 and after)
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies is a 54-hour program. All students will complete 24 hours of core requirements and 30 hours of track requirements. In addition to the 54 hours of coursework, students must also satisfy the departmental foreign language requirement. Courses taken to meet core requirements cannot be used as track requirements, electives, or related coursework. Pre-Communication status is the major status declared by students prior to qualifying to declare Communication Studies as their major. Pre-Communication status allows students to register for the introductory courses of COMM 1101 (Public Speaking), COMM 2100 (Introduction to Communication Theory), JOUR 2100 (Language Craft), and JOUR 2160 (Introduction to Journalism).
Course Description Credit Hours Prerequisites Grade
Students must earn a "C" or higher in the courses listed above.
Foreign Language Requirement
Students who have met the requirements above can apply to become a Communication Studies major. Students must fill out a new Change of Major/Minor form to transition from Pre-Communication status to the Communication Studies major. Change of Major/Minor forms are available in the department office in Colvard 5055. Students with Pre- Communication status will be unable to register for core and required track courses. These courses will only be open to students who have met the qualifications to declare the Communication Studies major and have completed the formal declaration process.
Prerequisite for all Core Requirements: Declared Communication Studies major General Theory/Skills - (Complete all courses) Credit Hours Prerequisites Grade Research Methodology Macro-Context- (Complete one course) Micro-Context (Complete one course) COMM 1101 Public Speaking 3 COMM 2100 Introduction to Communication Theory *Students may only repeat this course once 3 STAT 1222 or 1220 Introduction to Statistics 3 MATH 1100 2000-level course in a language that uses the Latin alphabet OR 1202-level course in a language that does not use the Latin alphabet *SPAN 2209 and FREN 2209 cannot be used to fulfill the foreign language requirements for the major.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2. 0 COMM 2101 Introduction to Rhetorical Theory 3 COMM 3101 Persuasion 3 COMM 2101 COMM 3100 Communication Research Methods 3 COMM 3...