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Communication Studies, B.A.


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Description


Communication Studies focuses both on the practice and development of skills for competent communication as well as analyzing and studying the how people create shared meanings and interpretations of the world around them.  Students with communication competency can find success in a variety of careers and enriched personal relationships.  Communication Studies aims to connect the classroom to the real world. Our department focuses on two interrelated areas of communication:  Relational Dynamics (RD) and Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement (PACE). Relational Dynamics focuses on the development and maintenance of relationships (personal, friendship, romantic, family, workplace, organizational, intercultural, and community). Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement focuses on how we influence and persuade public audiences through speaking, argument, and mediated communication.  Students learn about advocacy campaigns in business, political, community, or social movement contexts.

Contact Information


Ansari Building, Room 624
(775) 784-6839

College of Liberal Arts Advising http://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/student-resources/academic-advising

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Major Coursework Must earn a “C” or better in required major courses
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirements 15 Units of the Major Requirements at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 42 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60

 

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-45 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 (3-5 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 four options:

  1. complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language or in American Sign Language;
  2. demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means determined by the Department of World Languages and Literatures, including minimum CBAPE, SAT II, or IB scores;
  3. show transcript evidence of successful completion of four years of high school coursework in the same foreign language; or
  4. participate in a Studies Abroad program pre-approved 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. 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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