Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Communication Studies (Rhetoric, Culture and Performance Concentration), BA

SUMMARY

Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Requirements (30 hours)
COMM 130Introduction to Communication Studies3
COMM 200Intro to Media Research Tech3
COMM 220Media Literacy3
COMM 221Intercultural Communication3
COMM 232INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 330PROFFESS DEVELOPMENT & ETHIC3
COMM 331Persuasion3
COMM 336Comm Research Design3
COMM 332Computer Applications in Communication3
COMM 430Experiential Learning3
Rhetoric, Culture, and Performance Concentration Courses (27 hours)
COMM 335RHETORICAL CRITICISM3
Choose 24 additional hours of concentration courses from the approved list 24
VOICE & DICTION
STUDIES URBAN RHETORICAL
ARGUMENTATION & DEBATE
Perf. Theory & Methods
Rhetoric of Social Movements
Sexuality, Gender and Perform
Spec Topics in Rhetoric & Cult
Special Topic in Performance
Or "COMM 325 African American Rhetoric"
Or "COMM 326 Theory & Method Black Feminist Rhetoric"
Electives
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
20 hours of electives Transfer students do not take FS 102. They will take 21 SCH of electives20
Total Hours120

Degree Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ARTS 1315
Intro African Art
or Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur
or Music Appreciation
or Fine Arts In Daily Living
or Introduction to Theatre
3
 Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
COMM 1315
Public Address
or Business & Professional Comm
3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction To Sociology
or Contemporary Social Issues
3
 Hours15
Second Year
Third Semester
ENGL 2326
American Literature
or African-American Literature
or World Literature I
or World Literature II
3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
COMM 232 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
 Hours15
Fourth Semester
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
COMM 200 Intro to Media Research Tech 3
COMM 220 Media Literacy 3
"COMM 221 Intercultural Communication" 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fifth Semester
COMM 332 Computer Applications in Communication 3
COMM 336 Comm Research Design 3
COMM 335 RHETORICAL CRITICISM 3
Concentration Course 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Sixth Semester
COMM 330 PROFFESS DEVELOPMENT & ETHIC 3
COMM 331 Persuasion 3
Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
COMM 430 Experiential Learning 3
Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Eighth Semester
Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Concentration Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours120