Recommended Academic Plan for Communication Arts & Sciences at Berks

Effective Date: March 6, 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 (GWS) - Rhetoric and CompostionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 (GWS) - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
4
3
3
First-Year Seminar
1
Total credits 17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A or 202B or 202C or 202D (GWS) - Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 201 - Rhetorical TheoryNotes for: CAS 201

CAS 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CAS 202 - Introduction to Communication TheoryNotes for: CAS 202

CAS 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CAS 204 - Communication Research MethodsNotes for: CAS 204

CAS 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 201 - Rhetorical TheoryNotes for: CAS 201

CAS 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CAS 202 - Introduction to Communication TheoryNotes for: CAS 202

CAS 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CAS 204 - Communication Research MethodsNotes for: CAS 204

CAS 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
200-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 200-Level CAS Selection

200-Level CAS Selection

Choose from the following: CAS 203, 214W, 250, 252, 271, or 283. Courses may not be offered every semester or every academic year. Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective: Writing Across The Curriculum RequirementNotes for: Elective: Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement

Elective: Writing Across The Curriculum Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
300-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 300-Level CAS Selection

300-Level CAS Selection

Choose from the following: CAS 302, 311, 352, 375, 398, or 399. Courses may not be offered every semester or every academic year. Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS SelectionNotes for: CAS Selection

CAS Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 400-Level CAS Selection

400-Level CAS Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 400-Level CAS Selection

400-Level CAS Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
400-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 400-Level CAS Selection

400-Level CAS Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400-Level CAS SelectionNotes for: 400-Level CAS Selection

400-Level CAS Selection

Consult advisor for list.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Students should consult with an advisor when scheduling courses.

  • GWS, GQ, GHA, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to identify United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) requirements.  Students must complete three (3) credits of US and three (3) credits of IL as part of General Education.  A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.

 

  • The College of the Liberal Arts' policy allows only six (6) credits from outside the department at Berks.  In other words, students are limited to six (6) credits from on-line courses or other Communicaiton Arts & Sciences (CAS) programs including transfer courses.  Consult advisor for details.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

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ENGL 202
ENGL 202B is offered Spring Semester only.
200-Level CAS Selection
Choose from the following: CAS 203, 214W, 250, 252, 271, or 283. Courses may not be offered every semester or every academic year. Consult advisor for list.
300-Level CAS Selection
Choose from the following: CAS 302, 311, 352, 375, 398, or 399. Courses may not be offered every semester or every academic year. Consult advisor for list.
CAS Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level CAS Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level CAS Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level CAS Selection
Consult advisor for list.
400-Level CAS Selection
Consult advisor for list.