2014-2015 University Catalog

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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.
** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, within the College of Arts and Sciences, the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business or the College of Education.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM 1311 - Funds of Communication 3
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in Global Context I 1
Creative Arts* 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
CAO III - Commnication* 3
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective1 3
UNIV 1102 - Learning in Global Context II 1
Social/Behavioral Science* 3
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM 3300 - Intro toTheoretical Prins of Comm 3
General Elective 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM 3310 - Methods of Inquiry 3
COMM 4340 - Communication Ethics 3
General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 2
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM 4360 - Comm Theory&Prac 3
COMM - Adv COMM Elec2 3
COMM - Adv COMM Elec2 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv General Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM 4350 - Internship 3
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2COMM electives, select 18 SCH from any remaining COMM courses, with at least 3 SCH from COMM 2331, 3102/3202, 3132/3232, 3327, or 4330 (if the topic has a media focus). COMM 4325 may be replaced with MGT 3320. Certain courses (COMM 3324 and 4330) may be taken more than once (when topics vary) for credit within the degree program.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.

Note: Concentration in Media Production: Will be earned if 15 SCH of the work done for the major are taken from COMM 2331, 3102/3202, 3123/3223, 3132/3232, 3133/3233, 3309, 3327 or 4330 (if topic has a media focus). Students desiring a Concentration in Media Production noted on their transcript must request it on their Application for Graduation.

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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