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MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION

 

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate.

*See Appendix A Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information.

** See Appendix C for approved list of minors and requirements. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

 

FALL
HOURS SPRING
HOURS
FRESHMAN YEAR FRESHMAN YEAR
ENGL
1301 English Composition I 3 ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH
1314 College Algebra 3 MATH   Math Elective1 3
HIST
1301

The U.S. to 1877

3 HIST 1302 The U.S. Since 1877 3
  Natural Science* 4     Natural Science* 4
  General Elective 3     General Elective 3
Total 16   16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
SOPHOMORE YEAR
ENGL   Survey of Literature* 3 PSCI 2306 American State Govt
3
PSCI 2305 American National Govt 3     Visual/Performing Arts*
3
COMM
3300 Communication&Meaning 3 COMM 3310 Methods of Inquiry
3
COMM
  Communication2 3     Foreign Language/Study Abroad3
3
  Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3     Minor/General Elective**
3
            Activity or Wellness* 1
Total 15  
16
 

JUNIOR YEAR
JUNIOR YEAR
COMM   COMM Elec4 3 COMM 4340 Communication Ethics
3
COMM   COMM Elec4 3 COMM   COMM Elec4
3
  Soc/Behavioral Science* 3     Adv Minor/General Elective**
3
  Minor/General Elective** 3     General Elective
3
  Adv Minor/General Elective** 3     General Elective
3
Total 15  
15
 

SENIOR YEAR
SENIOR YEAR
COMM 4360 Comm Theory&Prac 3 COMM 4350 Internship
3
COMM   COMM Elec4 3 COMM   COMM Elec4
3
COMM
  COMM Elec4 3     Adv General Elective
3
  Adv Minor/General Elective** 3   Adv Minor/General Elective**
3
  Adv General Elective 3    
Total 15  
12
 
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:     120
 
1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.

2Communication, select 3 SCH from COMM 1311 or COMM 1315.

3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.

4COMM electives, select 18 SCH from any remaining COMM courses, with at least 3 SCH from COMM 2331, 3102/3202, 3132/3232,3327, or 4330 (if the topic has a media focus). COMM 4325 may be replaced with MGT 3320. Certain courses (COMM 3324 and 4330) may be taken more than once (when topics vary) for credit within the degree program.

 
Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
 
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.

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