2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Communication and Theatre, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in Communication Arts
Theatre Option

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
Required Courses
COMX 200 Exploring Communication Studies 3
COMX 210 Communication in Small Groups 3
*COMX 212 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 3
COMX 330 Principles of Mass Communication 3
COMX 340 Visual Rhetoric 3
COMX 341 History and Theory of Persuasion 3
COMX 470 Performance Skills for Professionals 3
FILM 340 Performance Theory and Criticism 3
FILM 353 Performance for the Camera 3
*THTR 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
THTR 102 Introduction to Theatre Design 3
*THTR 120 Introduction to Acting I 3
THTR 205 Theatre Workshop II 3
THTR 302 Theatre Design and Technology 3
THTR 305 Theatre Workshop III 3
THTR 375 Directing I 3
Total minimum credits required for major 48
Language Requirement (see page 161) 14-15
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives 20-21
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

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.

It is recommended that students with a Theatre Option take at least one elective course in THTR 205/305 Theatre Workshop in Theatre Production.

Since a Communication and Theatre major has 48 credits and is therefore by definition an extended major, students with a Communication and Theatre major are not required to complete a minor.

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

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Arts
Majors in Communication Arts

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 115 3  
COMX 111   3
COMX course   3
Foreign Language 4 4
General Education 6 3
Totals 16 16
Second Year F S
COMX 200 3  
COMX 210 3  
COMX 211   3
Foreign Language 3 3
General Education w/Lab 4  
General Education 3 6
Totals 16 15
Third Year F S
COMX 330 3  
COMX 340 3  
COMX 341   3
COMX courses 3 6
General Education 3 3
Electives  3 3
Totals 15 15
Fourth Year F S
COMX Courses 9 6
Electives 6 6
Totals 15 12

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