Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR DENNIS S. GOURAN, Head
This major provides increased understanding and practice in the ways that humans accomplish their goals by means of oral communication. The ability to communicate effectively with others in personal, social, and work situations is basic in modern society. The flexibility of the program allows preparation for a variety of careers such as law, education, business, agriculture, administration, and the health-related fields. Speech Communication lends itself readily to a simultaneous degree or a multiple major degree program in which students prepare themselves in several fields of study.
For the B.A. degree in Speech Communication, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
SPEECH COMMUNICATION MINOR: Students must select 3 credits from SPCOM 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), or 352(3); 3 credits from SPCOM 210(3), 220 GH(3), 230(3), or COMM 408(3); and additional courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in speech communication for a total of 18 credits. (SPCOM 100 GWS(3) may not be counted as part of the minor.)
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 27 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 27 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
SPCOM 210(3), 220 GH(3), 230(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from SPCOM 305(3), 312(3), 313(3), 350(3), 352(3), 380W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits in speech communication, including at least 12 credits at the 400 level (3 credits each of SPCOM 495 and 499 DF may be used to fulfill the 400-level requirement) (Sem: 1-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1988
Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-059
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)