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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2004
End Date: Summer Session 2008 - Program name changed to Communication

Communication and Media Studies - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (COMBA)

The B.A. major in Communication and Media Studies offers a liberal arts background with emphasis in mass media studies and corporate communication. It prepares students for careers in corporate communication, print and broadcast journalism, multi-media and video production, and advertising/public relations by providing an interdisciplinary study of spoken, written, visual, and technically mediated messages.

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
(16 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(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 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 16-19 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: 52-55 credits[1]
(This includes 16 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GH courses; 4 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
CMPSC 203 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-4)
CAS 202 GS(3), CAS 204(3), COMM 283W(3), COMM 315(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (21-24 credits)
ART 010 GA(3) or PHOTO 100 GA(3) or COMM 150 GA(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CAS 175 GH(3), CAS 201 GH(3), or PHIL 123 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CAS 101 GS(3) or COMM 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CAS 212(3) or CAS 352(3) (Sem: 5-6)
COMM 260W(3), COMM 421W(3), or COMM 460W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
CAS 471 US;IL(3) or COMM 410 IL(3); COMM 494(3) or COMM 495(3-6) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from the department approved list (9 credits must be taken at the 400 level) (Sem: 5-8)

[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: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-06-039

Review Date: 4/13/04

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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