Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Communication Studies (Organizational Communication Concentration), Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

Summary

General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements46
Other Requirements11
Minor21
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

Communication
ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
Mathematics
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 33
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Music Appreciation
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Intro African Art
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
Total Hours42
1

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

2

(N) represents the number of course credits.

3

ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature

Major (Speech Communication)

COMM 110Speech Proficiency Lab1
COMM 130Introduction to Communication Studies3
COMM 200Intro to Media Research Tech3
COMM 330PROFFESS DEVELOPMENT & ETHIC3
COMM 332Computer Applications in Communication3
COMM 430Experiential Learning3
COMM 1315Public Address3
COMM 230STUDIES URBAN RHETORICAL3
COMM 232INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 331Persuasion3
COMM 333INTERVIEWING3
COMM 338INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
COMM 334Group Comm3
COMM 434PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP3
COMM 438ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR3
COMM Electives3
Total Hours46

Other Requirements

FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Elective10
Total Hours11

Minor Requirements

Contact Department of choice after being admitted as a major in the Department21
Total Hours21
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
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
3
 Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatre 3
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
COMM 110 Speech Proficiency Lab 1
COMM 1315 Public Address 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
Select one of the following: 2 3
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
African-American Literature
COMM 200 Intro to Media Research Tech 3
COMM 230 STUDIES URBAN RHETORICAL 3
 Hours15
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
COMM 330 PROFFESS DEVELOPMENT & ETHIC 3
COMM 232 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fifth Semester
COMM 332 Computer Applications in Communication 3
COMM 331 Persuasion 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Sixth Semester
COMM 333 INTERVIEWING 3
COMM 338 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3
COMM 334 Group Comm 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
Minor 3
Minor 3
COMM 430 Experiential Learning 3
COMM 434 PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP 3
COMM Elective 3
 Hours15
Eighth Semester
Elective 4
Minor 3
COMM 438 ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR 3
Minor 3
 Hours13
 Total Hours120
1

PSYC 2301 General Psychology; SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology: or SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues

2

ENGL 2332 World Literature I; ENGL 2333 World Literature II; ENGL 2326 American Literature; or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature

3

MUSI 131 Introduction To Music; MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living; or THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatre