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2016-2017 University Catalog


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BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION

Following is a 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; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

*See Appendix A: Core Curriculum and Optional Course Information in the University Catalog.
** See Appendix C:  Approved List of Minors and Requirements in University Catalog (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.)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1301 - English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 - The U.S. to 1877 3
MATH 1314 - College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 - Learning in Global Context I 1
COMM 1311 - Funds of Communication 3
Creative Arts* 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 - The U.S. Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective1 3
UNIV 1402 - Signature Course 4
Social/Behavioral Science* 3
   
Total 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
PSCI 2305 - American National Govt 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture* 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab* 1
Total 16
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM - COMM Elec2 3
PSCI 2306 - American State Govt 3
Life&Physical Science* 3
Life&Physical Science Lab 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM 3300 - Intro toTheoretical Prins of Comm 3
Adv General Elective 3
Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad3 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM 3310 - Methods of Inquiry 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 2
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Total 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
CourseHours
COMM 4360 - Comm Theory&Prac 3
COMM - Adv COMM Elec2 3
COMM - Adv COMM Elec2 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
Adv General Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
CourseHours
COMM 4350 - Internship 3
COMM - Adv COMM Elec2 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv Minor/General Elective** 3
   
Total 12

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS: 120

1Math elective, select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
2COMM electives, select 18 SCH from any remaining COMM courses, with at least 6 SCH from COMM 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 3309, 3324 and 4330) may be taken more than once (when topics vary) for credit within the degree program.
3Foreign Language/Study Abroad, select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation 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 4 weeks in another country.

NOTE 1: Concentration in Media Production: Will be earned if 15 SCH of the work done for the major are taken from COMM 2331, 3102/3202, 3123/3223, 3132/3232, 3133/3233, 3309 (if topic has media focus), 3327, or 4330 (if topic has a media focus). Students desiring a Concentration in Media Production noted on their transcript must request it on their Application for Graduation.
NOTE 2: Students who do not elect to have a minor curriculum may use up to 9 hours of their available electives in addiaitonl courses in their major curriculum.
NOTE 3: BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section

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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