Communication (BA): Communication Media (16COMBA-16COMMED)

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 A
3
GEP Math A
3 Free Elective 9 3
COM 110 Public Speaking or
COM 112 Interpersonal Comm.
3 History I C 1 3
COM 230 Intro to Comm Theory 3 GEP Interdisciplinary PerspectivesG 2-3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
17 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM 250 Communication & Techn. 3 Philosophy C 5 3
COM 257 Media History & Theory 3 GEP Social Science D 7 3
GEP Natural Science B 4 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science D 7 3 COM 327 Critical Analysis
of Comm. Media
3
Literature I 3 3 History II 2 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM Media Concentration Elective I10 3 COM Media Concentration Elective I10 3
GEP Addtl. Breadth Req.
(Math Sci/ Nat Sci/ Engineering) F
3 COM Media Concentration Elective I10 3
GEP Natural Science B 3 Free Elective 9 3
Social Science7 3 Arts & Letters 6 3
Literature II 4 3 Social Science 7 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
COM Media Concentration Elective I10 3 COM Media Concentration Elective II11 3
COM Media Concentration Elective II11 3 Free Elective 9 12
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3
Free Elective 9 3
Department Elective 12 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation* I, J,K 12: 123
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. Communication Media Concentration Option I – Four courses (12 credit hours) taken from the Department of Communication approved list.
  11. Communication Media Concentration Option II – Two 400-level courses (6 six credit hours) taken from the Department of Communication approved list.
  12. Department Elective – One course (3 credit hours) taken from Department of Communication approved list.
  13. 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 as listed in footnote 8 in the Major requirements
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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  College History I and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: College Social Science requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
     Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
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:
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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