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B.A. Communication Arts Degree Plan

REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO GRADUATION

  • Minimum credit hours for graduation - 120
  • Minimum credit hours in the liberal arts & sciences - 80
  • Minimum credit hours in upper-division (3000-4000 courses)- 40
  • Minimum credit hours (3000-4000 courses) in major completed at SWOSU - 8
  • Minimum credit hours at SWOSU (15 of the last 30) - 30
  • Minimum Grade Point Average in all coursework - 2.50
  • Minimum Grade Point Average in major - 3.00

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type
Courses that are recommended are in italics

43-44 TOTAL HOURS

6 Composition

  • ENGL 1113 English Composition I
  • ENGL 1213 English Composition II

3 Mathematics

  • MATH 1143 Math Concepts
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra OR higher numbered math course

2 Computer Applications

  • COMSC 1022 Computer & Information Access

8 Natural Sciences

  • BIOL 1004  Biological Concepts (required)
  • SCI 1514 Concepts of Physical Science
  • ASTRO 1904  Astronomy
  • GEOL 1934  Physical Geology
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry OR higher numbered chemistry course

6 Humanities & Fine Arts

  • COMM 1313 Intro to Public Speaking
  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • LIT 2413 Intro to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Intro to Music I
  • PHILO 1453 Intro to Philosophy

6 US History & Government

  • POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics
  • HIST 1063  US History

6 Economic & International Studies

  • HIST 1033 World History
  • GEOG 1103 World Cultural Geography
  • ECONO 2263 Intro to Macroeconomics OR
  • ECONO 2363 Intro to Microeconomics

6-7 Behavioral, Social, & Cultural Studies

  • PSYCH 1003  General Psychology
  • SOCIO 1003  Intro to Sociology
  • ___4   World Language
  • TECH 1223  Technology and Society
  • KINES 1133  Wellness Concepts & Exercise Applications

Communication Arts Major

Code No 185

Core Curriculum 9

  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • COMM 2103 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 2123 Interpersonal Communication

Communication Studies Emphasis

9 Core Curriculum

22 Required

  • COMM 2223  Intro to Communication Studies
  • COMM 3073 Persuasion
  • COMM 3543  Small Group Communication
  • COMM 3563 Argumentation and Debate
  • COMM 3573 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 4343 Communication Theory
  • COMM 4363 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 4121  Senior Seminar

9 Electives

Theatre Emphasis

9 Core Curriculum

25 Required

  • COMM 2363 Acting I
  • COMM 2763 Stage Craft
  • COMM 3663  Script Analysis
  • COMM 3761 Theatre Production (four hours required)
  • COMM 4463  Theatre History: Greek to 1660
  • COMM 4483 Play Directing & Production
  • COMM 4663 Theatre History:  1660 to Present

Must choose three hours from the following:

  • COMM 3023  Lighting Design
  • COMM 3763  Stage Management
  • COMM 4403  Scene Design

Electives 6

Mass Communication Emphasis

9 Core Curriculum

21 Required

  • COMM 2113 Writing for Mass Media
  • COMM 2213 News Gathering and Reporting
  • COMM 3113 News Editing
  • COMM 3413 Desktop Publishing
  • COMM 3613 Specialized Publications
  • COMM 4243 Media Production
  • COMM 4293 Media Law and Ethics

9 Electives

Electives (including minor) to bring total to 120

For the minor program, refer to the Communication & Theatre minor in the Minor Programs of Study.

Students must participate in an exit assessment interview conducted by a faculty committee or the department chair.


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