Telecommunications Recommended Academic Plan (for students entering Penn State summer 2015 and after)

Effective Fall 2015

Semester 1

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
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Science (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science

Social and Behavioral Science

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification

Quantification

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts

Arts

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 014 (GS) Principles of EconomicsNotes for: ECON 014

ECON 014

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SCM 200 (GQ) Introduction to Statistics for BusinessNotes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
HumanitiesNotes for: Humanities

Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign LanguageNotes for: Foreign Language

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
Total credits 16-17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 180 Survey of Electronic Media and TelecommunicationsNotes for: COMM 180

COMM 180

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B.A. Knowledge Domain (US)

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
COMM 280 Introduction to Telecommunications TechnologiesNotes for: COMM 280

COMM 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ) or Elective if STAT 200 taken for second GQNotes for: Quantification

Quantification

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

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 380 Telecommunications ManagementNotes for: Telecommunications Management

Telecommunications Management

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM Professional CourseNotes for: COMM PXX

COMM PXX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts

Arts

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Non-Communications Elective

Non-Communications Elective

3
B.A. Knowledge Domain (IL)

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
COMM Professional CourseNotes for: COMM PXX

COMM PXX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 110 Media and Democracy Notes for: COMM 110

COMM 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 118 Introduction to Media Effects Notes for: COMM 118

COMM 118

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 205 Women, Minorities, and the MediaNotes for: COMM 205

COMM 205

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 304 Mass Communication ResearchNotes for: COMM 304

COMM 304

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 403 Law of Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 405 Political Economy of CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 405

COMM 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 409 News Media EthicsNotes for: COMM 409

COMM 409

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 410 International Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 410

COMM 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 411 Cultural Aspects of the Mass MediaNotes for: COMM 411

COMM 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 412 Sports, Media and SocietyNotes for: COMM 412

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 413W The Mass Media and the PublicNotes for: COMM 413W

COMM 413W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 417 Ethics and Regulation in Advertising and Public RelationsNotes for: COMM 417

COMM 417

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 418 Media Effects: Theory and ResearchNotes for: COMM 418

COMM 418

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 419 World Media SystemsNotes for: COMM 419

COMM 419

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: COMM 496

COMM 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 486W Telecommunications Ethics Notes for: COMM 486W

COMM 486W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 487W Advanced Telecommunications Management and LeadershipNotes for: COMM 487

COMM 487

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 489W Media and Information IndustriesNotes for: COMM 489W

COMM 489W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 403 Law of Mass Communications Notes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 404 Telecommunications LawNotes for: COMM 404

COMM 404

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 492 Internet Law and PolicyNotes for: COMM 492

COMM 492

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

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity

Health and Physical Activity

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Elective (if ECON 102 taken instead of STAT 200 for required major course)

Elective

1
Total credits 14.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
COMM Professional CourseNotes for: COMM PXX

COMM PXX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM Professional CourseNotes for: COMM PXX

COMM PXX

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 13.5

Additional 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

*Students studying at any of the commonwealth campuses that do not offer COMM 180 or COMM 160 will take those courses 5th semester upon arrival to University Park.  In place of COMM 180, students should take ENGL 202 in their 4th semester.  COMM 180 will replace COMM 380 5th semester.  COMM 380 should be taken 6th semester in place of ENGL 202.*

*Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester.  These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100.*

Legend

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

Footnotes

Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.