B.A. Communication Arts Degree Plan

GENERAL EDUCATION

Courses that are required are in bold type.

Courses that are recommended are in italics.

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION HOURS Min. 40

REQUIRED CORE COURSES - 31-35

Written Communication - 6

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

Mathematics - 3

Select one course.

  • MATH 1143 Mathematical Concepts
  • MATH 1153 Mathematical Applications
  • MATH 1513 College Algebra or a higher numbered math course

U. S. History - 3

Select one course.

  • HIST 1043 U.S. History to 1877
  • HIST 1053 U.S. History since 1877

American Government - 3

POLSC 1103 American Government & Politics

Science - 7-8

Select one course from Life Science and one course from Physical Science. One Science course must be a lab science.

Life Science - 3-4

  • BIOL 1004 Biological Concepts w/Lab
  • BIOL 1054 Principles of Biology I w/Lab
  • BIOL 1013 Current Issues in Biology

Physical Science - 3-4

  • ASTRO 1904 Astronomy
  • CHEM 1004 General Chemistry w/Lab
  • GEOL 1934 Physical Geology w/Lab
  • SCI 1513 Conc of Phy. Science (may also take w/lab)
  • SCI 1501 Concepts of Phy. Science Lab
  • PHY 1044 Basic Physics I
  • PHY 1063 General Physics
  • a higher numbered chemistry or physics course

Humanities - 6

  • HUM 1103 Introduction to Humanities

OR

  • HIST 1033 World History

AND one of the following:

  • ART 1223 Art Survey
  • COMM 1263 Introduction to Theatre
  • LIT 2333 Introduction to Film
  • LIT 2413 Introduction to Literature
  • MUSIC 1013 Introduction to Music I
  • MUSIC 1103 Music and Culture
  • PHILO 1453 Introduction to Philosophy

Human, Cultural, & Social Diversity - 3

  • COMM 1313 Introduction to Public Speaking

Computer Proficiency - 0-3

Students must demonstrate computer proficiency (high school Computer Science course, SWOSU computer proficiency exam, or COMSC 1023 Computer & Info Access).

GE electives (from at least two different categories) to total 40

Communication Arts Major

Core Curriculum - 9

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

Choose an option below - 30-31

Communication Studies Option

Required - 22

  • 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

Electives - 9

Theatre Option

Required - 25

  • 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

Choose three hours from the following:

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

Electives - 6

Mass Communication Option

Required - 21

  • 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

Electives - 9

Minor - 18-24

Electives to bring total to 120 - 16-23

TOTAL HOURS - 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.

 

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 - 2.00

Minimum Grade of C in all major courses