Communications (COMCL) - Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date Fall 2007

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)

3.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.0
Total credits 13.0

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

CAS 100 - Effective Speech (GWS)

3.0
COMM 160 - Basic News Writing Skills

COMM 160 - Basic News Writing Skills

1.0
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 230W - Writing for the MediaNotes for: COMM 230W - Writing for the Media

COMM 230W - Writing for the Media

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 260W - News Writing and ReportingNotes for: COMM 260W - News Writing and Reporting

COMM 260W - News Writing and Reporting

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
COMM Supporting Course

COMM Supporting Course

3.0
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3.0
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.0
Total credits 16.0

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 251 - The Nature of MediaNotes for: COMM 251 - The Nature of Media

COMM 251 - The Nature of Media

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
COMM Supporting Course

COMM Supporting Course

3.0
ENGL 202 - Effective Writing (GWS)

ENGL 202 - Effective Writing (GWS)

3.0
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3.0
Supporting Course from D listNotes for: Supporting Course from D list

Supporting Course from D list

See Footnotes below.
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
I HUM 300W - Interpretations in the Humanities

I HUM 300W - Interpretations in the Humanities

3.0
COMM Selection from Department List FNotes for: COMM Selection from Department List F

COMM Selection from Department List F

At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Visual COMM Course from List ENotes for: Visual COMM Course from List E

Visual COMM Course from List E

At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
B HUM Selection

B HUM Selection

3.0
Supporting Course from List DNotes for: Supporting Course from List D

Supporting Course from List D

See Footnotes below.
3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
COMM Selection from Department List FNotes for: COMM Selection from Department List F

COMM Selection from Department List F

At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Supporting Course from D ListNotes for: Supporting Course from D List

Supporting Course from D List

See Footnotes below.
3.0
B HUM Selection

B HUM Selection

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
I HUM 400 - Expressions in the Humanities

I HUM 400 - Expressions in the Humanities

3.0
COMM Selection from Department List FNotes for: COMM Selection from Department List F

COMM Selection from Department List F

At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
Visual COMM Course from List ENotes for: Visual COMM Course from List E

Visual COMM Course from List E

At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
B HUM Selection

B HUM Selection

3.0
Elective

Elective

3.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 456 - Media Criticism and TheoryNotes for: COMM 456 - Media Criticism and Theory

COMM 456 - Media Criticism and Theory

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
B HUM Selection

B HUM Selection

3.0
Supporting Course from D ListNotes for: Supporting Course from D List

Supporting Course from D List

See Footnotes below.
3.0
Elective or Internship

Elective or Internship

1.0-6.0
Total credits 10.0-15.0

Additional Notes

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes

Of these selections (12 credits) select 4 upper or lower division courses, each from a different major/program offering from the following list: AAA S, AM ST, ARAB, ART, ART H, BRASS, CAS, CAMS, CHNS, CMLIT, COMM, DANCE, ENGL, FR, GER, GREEK, HEBR, HIST, INART, IT, J ST, JAPNS, KOR, LATIN, LING, MEDVL, MUSIC, PHIL, PORT, RL ST, RUS, SPAN, STS, THEA, WMNST.

Supporting Course and Related Area List D (18 Credits)

Select 6 credits from any COMM courses and 12 credits from Humanities approved list in consultation with an academic adviser, or select a Capital College minor in support of student's interest. Recommended list: AAA S, ANTH, AM ST, AMSTD, ART H, CAMS, CAS, COMM, CMLIT, ENGL, GD, HIST, I HUM, INART, MUSIC, PHIL, PHOTO, RL, ST, THEA, WMNST, or any foregin language.
 

Visual Communications List E (6-8 Credits)

Select two courses in visual communications from the following list:

Additional Course List F (9 Credits)

Select 9 credits of Communications courses from the following list:

Students must complete a 3-credit course in "United States Cultures (US)" and a 3-credit course in "International Cultures (IL)."

Legend

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

Footnotes

Supporting Course from D list
See Footnotes below.
COMM Selection from Department List F
At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Visual COMM Course from List E
At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Supporting Course from List D
See Footnotes below.
COMM Selection from Department List F
At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Supporting Course from D List
See Footnotes below.
COMM Selection from Department List F
At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Visual COMM Course from List E
At least 12 credits of COMM courses must be taken at the 400 level. See Footnotes below.
Supporting Course from D List
See Footnotes below.