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  Jul 24, 2017
 
University General Course Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED CATALOG: LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE. CHECK WITH YOUR ADVISOR.

Communication Studies, B.A.


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I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options: 1.) complete a fourth-semester college course in a foreign language; 2.) complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign Language; 3.) demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; 4.) show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or 5.) participate in a studies abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (33 units)


Note(s):


In addition to the general university requirements of at least a “C” (2.0) average for graduation, Communication Studies majors must earn at least a “C” in the required major courses.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The Division of Communication Studies accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (0-27 units)


VI. Total Units (120 units)


Forty-two or more units must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


  • Core Curriculum English (3 units) *
  • Core Curriculum Math (3 units) *
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Core Curriculum Social Science (3 units)

Spring Semester (16-17 units)


  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Natural Science (3-4 units)
  • Foreign Language 112 (4 units)
  • Core Curriculum Fine Arts (3 units)
  • General Elective (100 level) (3 units)

B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


  • COM Elective (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • COM Elective (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (12-13 units)


  • COM Elective (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • COM Elective (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • General Elective (0-1 unit)

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