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Communication and Media Studies (COMBA) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Fall Semester 2002

Communication and Media Studies (COMBA) - Archive

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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.

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: 12-15 credits

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 40-43 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
CMPBD 100(1), COMMU 312(3)[1], COMMU 383(3)[1] (Sem: 1-6)
SPCOM 230(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMMU 301(3)[1], COMMU 305(3)[1], COMMU 325(3[1], COMMU 401W(3)[1] (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-9 credits)[1]
COMMU 400(3) or COMMU 402 DF(3); COMMU 494(3) or COMMU 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)

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

TO VIEW THE Communication Minor (COMMU)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-015

Review Date: 11/21/02

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