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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2002
End Date: Spring Semester 2008

 

Communication Arts and Sciences - ARCHIVE

University College (CASCC): Penn State Delaware County, Penn State York
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (CAS)

PROFESSOR JAMES DILLARD, Head

This major provides increased understanding and practice in the ways humans use symbols to influence people and the world around them. The ability to communicate effectively with others in personal, social, work and multicultural situations is essential in modern society. A student of Communication Arts and Sciences will learn to think critically, analyze and solve problems, understand and manage conflict, argue persuasively, influence people, form and keep relationships, give effective presentations, and participate in the civic and political life of a community. The flexibility of the program offers preparation for a variety of careers such as administration, law, business, health, and human services fields. A CAS degree also lends itself well to a concurrent degree program in which students prepare themselves in several fields of study.

For the B.A. degree in Communication Arts and Sciences, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 25 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
CAS 200 US;IL(3), CAS 201 GH(3), CAS 202 GS(3), CAS 204(3) (Sem: 3-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits of skills courses from CAS 203(3), CAS 205(3), CAS 211(3), CAS 213(3), CAS 214W(3), CAS 215(3), CAS 216(2), CAS 250(3), CAS 252(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 280W(3), or CAS 283(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of other CAS courses; at least 12 credits must be at the 400 level. A maximum of 6 credits from CAS 494, 495, 496, and 499(IL) may satisfy this requirement. CAS 126(3) and CAS 195(1) may not be counted as part of the major (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-07-103

Review Date: 12/06/04

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