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: 2019-2020

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 Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses6
Research
Upper-division Writing
Rhetoric & Public Discourse Concentration30
Major Courses
Allied Courses
Additional Major Electives
Statistics Requirement3-4
Total Hours51-52

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COMX 111AIntroduction to Public Speaking3
COMX 115SIntroduction to Interpersonal Communications3
COMX 220SIntroduction to Organizational Communication3
COMX 240HIntroduction to Rhetorical Theory3
Total Hours12

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.

Complete the following course:
COMX 460Research Methods3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Writing Course

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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rhetoric & Public Discourse Concentration

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

Major Courses

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 Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Allied Courses

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 Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Major Electives

Complete 3 additional COMX credits to achieve a total 36.3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Statistics Requirement

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 Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-