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(Archive) Communication and Media Studies (COMBA)

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Begin Date: Spring Semester 2000
End Date: Spring Semester 2001

Communication and Media Studies (COMBA) - (ARCHIVE)

The B.A. major in Communication and Media Studies helps prepare students for careers in broadcasting, corporate communication, journalism, and public relations by providing an interdisciplinary study of spoken, written, visual, and technically mediated messages. The major offers a liberal arts background with emphasis in mass media studies and corporate communication.

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

COMMUNICATION MINOR: Students must select 18 credits in COMM, COMMU, and SPCOM courses [excluding COMM 150(3), COMMU 001(1), 003(1), and SPCOM 100 GWS(3)]. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be at the 400 level. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

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

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 10-13 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 42-45 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
CMPBD 100(3), COMMU 312(3), 383(3) (Sem: 1-6)
SPCOM 230(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMMU 301(3), 305(3), 325(3), 401W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-9 credits)
COMMU 400(3) or 402 DF(3); 494(3) or 495(6) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from a school-approved list (6 credits must be taken at the 400 level) (Sem: 3-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2000 - General Education updated

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