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2018-2019 Academic Catalog (August 2018 - July 2019) 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog (August 2018 - July 2019) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Arts - Speech Communication Emphasis (BA CA)

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Core Requirements:

The degree of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts requires the successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the General Education Program ; (2) completion of the Communication Core; and (3) an area of emphasis in at least one of the six Communication Arts areas.

General Education Requirements:

Within the General Education curriculum provided by the University, communication students are required to take COMM 101  and THEA 102 .  Taking one year of modern language is strongly recommended.  Substitutions of the other general education courses may be taken as per the modern language substitution policy.

Communication Arts Core Requirements (21 hours):

COMM 201 Advanced Public Speaking  (3)
COMM 204 Interpersonal Communication  (3)
JOUR 211 Fundamentals of Journalistic Writing  (3)

Theory -choose three courses from the following:  (Broadcasting, Meteorology, and Journalism must take MCOM 142: Public Relations must take COMM 249; Theatre must take THEA 316)
COMM 249 Introduction to Public Relations  (3)
COMM 269 Organizational Communication  (3)
COMM 301 Persuasion  (3)
MCOM 142 Introduction to Mass Communication  (3)
THEA 316 Acting I  (3)

Capstone Experience:
COMM 450 Internship  or COMM 460 Practicum   (3)
*For Meteorology students, COMM 460 and GEOG 465, Geography Capstone , are interchangeable.

Speech Communication Emphasis Requirements:


COMM 450   may be replaced by a COMM elective for those students double majoring in Speech Communication and another discipline.

NOTE:  Students may have more than one emphasis.  However, the emphasis in Speech Communication may only be used as a stand-alone Communication Arts emphasis.  It may not be used as a double emphasis with any other Communication Arts emphasis.

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