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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Communication, Communications Studies Concentration (BA)


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Objectives


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with concentrations available in Communications Studies, Journalism, or Theatre) is designed to allow the student to study communication in its various aspects of contemporary communication, from interpersonal and small group communication to media literacy, journalism and theatre. The degree offers specific content concentrations in the areas of Communication Studies, Journalism or Theatre. The BA in Communication curriculum has 12 hours of core curriculum that all three concentrations share.

The Communication Studies Concentration requires 24 semester hours of core courses along with 6 hours of directed electives. All courses are concentrated in contemporary theory, research, and practical application of communication principles. This Concentration area focuses on communication in interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational contexts. Additionally, this curriculum offers 21 elective hours.While the degree can lead directly to careers in public relations, corporate consulting and advertising, it also serves as a rigorous discipline enabling students to pursue graduate work in a variety of fields.

Communication Curriculum (BA)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Fine Arts (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Elective  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select two Humanities (GER) courses from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  6 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Humanities (GER)


  • Select one Humanities (GER) course from the following disciplines: Literature, Foreign Languages, History, Classical Studies, Communications, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Interdisciplinary. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER) course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


  • Concentration Courses ** 15 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  12 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


* Nine hours Modern Language requirement must be in the same language.

**  Concentration Courses are to be selected by the student in consultation with an Academic Advisor from the following concentrations:

Requirements for the Concentration in Communications Studies


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