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NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
    
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies (BA)


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No grade below a “C” will be accepted in a course taken to fulfill the Communication Studies requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will describe the discipline and employ its theories, perspectives, and concepts. (Cross-curricular Skill: Foundational Lifelong Learning Skills)
  • Students will engage in Communication inquiry. (Cross-curricular Skill: Inquiry and Analysis)
  • Students will create influential messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
  • Students will critically analyze messages. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals (self-efficacy). (Cross-Curricular Skill: Integrative Learning)
  • Students will apply ethical communication principles and practices and embrace difference. (Cross-Curricular Skill: Ethical Reasoning)

Area of Emphasis (12 credits)


Total: 41 credits


Communication Studies Emphases


Critical Practice Emphasis


Group Communication elective – Choose two: (6 credits)


Performance elective - Choose two: (6 credits):


Interdisciplinary elective – Choose one: (3 credits)


Writing elective – Choose one: (3 credits)


Note:


Students selecting this program are strongly encouraged to take ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics  as part of the General Education requirement. ECON 201  is a pre-requisite for BADM 370 - Marketing , which is a required or elective course in this program.

General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (AAC Guidelines 7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BA) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • At least one course must be in the fine arts (ART, ARTH, MUS, THEA).
  • At least one course must be in literature (ENGL).
  • At least one course must be in a foreign language.
  • At least one course must be in Western Civilization (HIST 121  or HIST 122 )

TOTAL DEGREE: 120 CREDITS


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