Communication Studies B.A. - Rhetoric and Public Discourse

Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies; Rhetoric and Public Discourse Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 51-52

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: To graduate with a degree in Communication Studies, the student must complete 36 COMX credits with 18 of those credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Students must also complete an approved statistics course.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

12

Upper-Division Core Courses

6

Research

Upper-division Writing

Rhetoric & Public Discourse Concentration

30

Major Courses

Allied Courses

Additional Major Electives

Statistics Requirement

3-4

Total Hours

51-52


Lower-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

COMX 111A

Introduction to Public Speaking

3

COMX 115S

Introduction to Interpersonal Communications

3

COMX 220S

Introduction to Organizational Communication

3

COMX 240H

Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 6 total credits required.

Research

Note: Students must complete an approved Statistics course prior to taking COMX 460. Students taking COMX 460 in the fall or spring semester will also be required to take COMX 461. Those taking COMX 460 in summer are exempt from this requirement.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

COMX 460

Research Methods

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

Choose one of the following courses:

3

COMX 347

Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism

COMX 413

Communication and Conflict-Writing

COMX 414

Communication in Personal Relationshps

COMX 421

Communication in Nonprofit Organizations

COMX 422

Communication and Technology

COMX 424

Risk, Crisis, and Communication

COMX 445

Rhetorical Criticism and Theory

COMX 447

Rhetorical Contruction of Women

COMX 449

Rhetoric of Women's Activism

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rhetoric & Public Discourse Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 27 total credits required.

Major Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following courses:

12

COMX 241

Persuasive Communication

COMX 242

Argumentation

COMX 343

Persuasive Speaking and Criticism

COMX 347

Rhetoric, Nature, and Environmentalism

COMX 349

Communication, Consumption, and Climate

COMX 380

Gender and Communication

COMX 445

Rhetorical Criticism and Theory

COMX 447

Rhetorical Contruction of Women

COMX 449

Rhetoric of Women's Activism

COMX 191

Special Topics

or COMX 291

Special Topics

or COMX 391

Special Topics

or COMX 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete four of the following courses:

12

ANTY 102H

Intro to South & S. East Asia

ECNS 433

Economics of the Environment

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

ENST 230H

Nature and Society

ENST 367

Environmental Politics & Policies

ENST 420

US Environmental Movement

HSTA 102H

American History II

HSTA 262

Abolitionism

HSTA 321

America in Crisis

HSTA 322

U.S. History: WWII to Present

HSTA 344

African-American Struggle for Equality

HSTR 272E

Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld

HSTR 302H

Ancient Greece

HSTR 364

Environmental History

MART 101L

Intro to Media Arts

NRSM 349E

Climate Change Ethics/Policy

PHL 112E

Intro Ethics and Environment

PHL 235

Intro to Logic: Induction

PHL 422

Environmental Philosophy

PSCI 250E

Intro to Political Theory

PSCI 342

Media, Public Opinion, Polling

PSCI 352

American Political Thought

PSCI 444

Am Political Participation

PSCI 471

American Constitutional Law

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

WGSS 263S

Social and Political Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

WGSS 363

Feminist Theory and Methods

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 additional COMX credits to achieve a total 36.

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Statistics Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

EDU 421

Statistical Procedures in Educ

PSYX 222

Psychological Statistics

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-