Communication (BA): Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetorical Communication (16COMBA-16COMIOR)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 COM 240 Communication Inquiry 3
FL 2018 3 Math ScienceA
3
Math Science A
3 Free Elective  9 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 History I C 1
3
COM 230 Intro to Communication Theory 3 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 2-3
HESF1** Health & Exercise StudiesE 1 HES_ *** Health & Exercise Studies E 1
17 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 250 Communication & Technology 3 Philosophy C,5 3
IORC Theory 10 3 Social Science D,7 3
Natural Science w/ Lab B 4 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science D,7 3 IORC Theory 10 3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Methods 11 3 IORC Concentration Competency 12 3
Additional Breadth
(Math Science, Natural Science, Engineering) F
3 IORC Concentration Specialization 13 3
GEP Natural Science B 3 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science 7 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature II 4 3 Social Science 7 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
IORC Concentration Specialization13 6 IORC Concentration Specialization13 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Free Electives 9 12
Free Elective 9 3
Department Elective 14 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I K J 15, 16: 123-124
Major/Program Footnotes

  1. History I – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History I course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western).
  2. History II – One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture).
  3. Literature I – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century).
  4. Literature II – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language).
  5. Philosophy – Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list.
  6. Arts and Letters –One 3-credit hour course is required from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
  7. Social Sciences – Twelve (12) credit hours required from three different disciplines, six (6) must be on GEP-Social Sciences list.
  8. Foreign Language – Completion of FLx 201, or comparable proficiency as demonstrated by examination.
  9. Free Electives – Only 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
  10. Two 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Theory Requirement list.
  11. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Research Methods list.
  12. One 3- credit course must be taken from the approved Concentration Competencies list.
  13. Four 3-credit courses must be taken from the approved Concentration Specialization List.
  14. Department Elective – Any COM course not already used to satisfy departmental requirement, excluding COM 296.
  15. Twelve credit hours of IORC Concentration courses must be completed at the 300/400 level. A minimum of 6 credits must be completed at the 400 level.
  16. All COM courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher even if taken as free electives, EXCEPT COM 437 and COM 496 (taken for S/U credit only).

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at  https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list.

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list.
E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: COM 447
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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