2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Communication and Theatre, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Communication Arts
Organizational Communication Option Ñ

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73) Students should consult with their advisors to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.
31
Organizational Communication Core Requirements
COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 210 Communication in Small Groups 3
COMX 211 Advanced Public Speaking 3
COMX 320 Principles of Organizational Communication 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
COMX 331 Theories of Media and Society 3
COMX 340 Visual Rhetoric 3
COMX 341 History and Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 400 Communication Theory 3
COMX 414 Communication in Personal Relationships 3
COMX 420 Issues in Organizational Communication 3
COMX 426 Leadership and Communication 3
COMX 470 Performance Skills for Professionals 3
COMX 499 Capstone 3
One COMX restricted elective from the courses listed below:
COMX 351 Principles of Public Relations
COMX 434 Political Communication
COMX 436 Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
3
Total minimum credits required for major 45
Language Requirement (see page 161) 14-15
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives 24
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

Note:  Substitutions between options can be made with advisor or consent.  Students must earn a grade of “C” or above in courses used to satisfy major or minor requirements in the Communication and Theatre Department.   The Department of Communication and Theatre offers a BA in Communication & Theatre online.  Check the university website for details at www.msubillings.edu.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Ñ This program is also offered in an online format.

Suggested Plan of Study

B.A. Major in Communication Arts Organizational Communication Option
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Arts programs in Communication & Theatre.  Due to course schedule changes and staff assignments, students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  This suggested plan is not a substitute for careful advising by Departmental faculty.  Students should consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term.

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
WRIT 201   3
COMX 110 3  
COMX 130   3
Foreign Language 4 4
General Education 6 6
Totals 16 16
Second Year F S
COMX 200   3  
COMX 210 3  
COMX 230   3
Foreign Language 3 3
General Education w/Lab 4  
General Education  3 9
Totals 16 15
Third Year F S
COMX 310 3  
COMX 320   3
COMX 330   3
COMX courses 3 6
General Education  3  
Electives 6 3
Totals 15 15
Fourth Year F S
COMX Courses 9 9
Electives 6 3
Totals 15 12

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