Recommended Academic Plan for Communications B.A. Corp. Comm. option at Greater Allegheny

Effective Summer 2017

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
COMM 100 (GS) The Mass Media and SocietyNotes for: COMM 100

COMM 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
World Language Level 001 - Elementary 1Notes for: World Language Level 001

World Language Level 001

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 160 Basic News Writing SkillsNotes for: COMM 160

COMM 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
World Language Level 002 - Elementary 2Notes for: World Language Level 002

World Language Level 002

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Students must complete MATH 21 as a pre-requisite for MKTG 301, a required course for the Communications degree
3
Total credits 15

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 260W News Writing and Reporting Notes for: COMM 260W

COMM 260W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 201 (GH) Rhetorical TheoryNotes for: CAS 201 (GH)

CAS 201 (GH)

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

CAS 202 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
World Language Level 003 - Intermediate 1Notes for: World Language Level 003

World Language Level 003

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Option - Additional courseNotes for: Option - additional course

Option - additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

We recommend ECON 102 or 104 for this requirement because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites. Other choices are available (see program notes)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

We recommend ECON 102 or 104 for this requirement because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites. Other choices are available (see program notes)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 270 Introduction to Multimedia ProductionNotes for: COMM 270

COMM 270

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 370 Public RelationsNotes for: COMM 370

COMM 370

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option - additional courseNotes for: Option - additional course

Option - additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA FieldsNotes for: BA Fields

BA Fields

Choose from University lists
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Students must complete MATH 21 as a pre-requisite for MKTG 301, a required course for the Communications degree
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 204 Communication Research MethodsNotes for: CAS 204

CAS 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 471 Public Relations Media and MethodsNotes for: COMM 471

COMM 471

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MKTG 301 Principles of MarketingNotes for: MKTG 301

MKTG 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 252 Business and Professional CommunicationNotes for: CAS 252

CAS 252

Choose from University list
3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 494 Research Project Notes for: COMM 494

COMM 494

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option - additional course - 400 levelNotes for: Option - additional course - 400 level

Option - additional course - 400 level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA FieldsNotes for: BA Fields

BA Fields

Choose from University lists
3
3
COMM 403Notes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

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

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Option - additional courseNotes for: Option - additional course

Option - additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 495 InternshipNotes for: COMM 495

COMM 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Option - additional courseNotes for: Option - additional course

Option - additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Fields

BA Fields

3
3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

Program Notes

  • Minimum 120 credits required for graduation for the B.A. in Communications with the Corporate Communications option (http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/C/COMCC)
  • The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to progress through the curriculum. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.
  • As part of the Additional Courses requirement, students may choose from any of the following courses and double count toward general education: AM ST 105 GH;US(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3), PHIL 103 GH(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 005 GS(3).
  • For selections labeled "Option - Additional course," select 15-16 credits from the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level): CAS 203 GS(3), CAS 206(3), CAS 222 GS;US;IL(3), CAS 271 US;IL(3), CAS 352(3), CAS 404(3), CAS 426(3), COMM 1(1-3), COMM 2(1-3), COMM 3(1-3), COMM 205 US(3), COMM 215(3), COMM 241(3), COMM 251(3), COMM 282(3), COMM 292 GH(3), COMM 297(1-3), COMM 299 IL(1-3), COMM 320(3), COMM 370(3), COMM 407A(3), COMM 407B(3), COMM 407C(3), COMM 409(3), COMM 410 IL(3), COMM 412(3), COMM 413W(3), COMM 428A(3), COMM 428C(3), COMM 428D(3), COMM 462(3), COMM 468(3), COMM 471(3), COMM 473(3), COMM 476(3), COMM 495(3), COMM 496(3), ENGL 420(3), MKTG 301(3), STAT 200 GQ(4) (Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not required in the program. Credits applied may not double count with any other major or option requirements. Only 3 credits combined maximum or COMM 1, 2, 3 may apply. Only 3 credits maximum of COMM 297 may apply. Only 3 additional credits maximum of COMM 299 may apply. Only 3 additional credits of COMM 495 may apply. Courses from selected tracks (PR/MARKETING TRACK OR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION TRACK) may not double count in this category. STAT 200 may double count as GQ. Courses may double count toward IL and US requirements.)
  • B.A. students must take 9 credits in BA fields courses (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences [except CRIMJ], Arts, World Languages [3rd language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the 2nd], Natural Sciences, Quantification). See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm.
  • B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses. See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=otherCultures

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.

 

Legend

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

Footnotes

World Language Level 001
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World Language Level 002
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
Quantification (GQ)
Students must complete MATH 21 as a pre-requisite for MKTG 301, a required course for the Communications degree
World Language Level 003
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
ECON 102
We recommend ECON 102 or 104 for this requirement because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites. Other choices are available (see program notes)
ECON 104
We recommend ECON 102 or 104 for this requirement because of the MKTG 301 prerequisites. Other choices are available (see program notes)
BA Fields
Choose from University lists
Quantification (GQ)
Students must complete MATH 21 as a pre-requisite for MKTG 301, a required course for the Communications degree
CAS 252
Choose from University list
BA Fields
Choose from University lists