Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies Major, BA


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The communication studies major begins with a traditional liberal arts perspective, infuses an international/intercultural perspective, and then focuses on practical application of communication knowledge and skill. The major is intended for students who wish to be at home in a wide range of situations and cultures and who value the role of communication in creating effective relationships locally and globally. The major is also an effective foundation for advanced study (academic or professional). Students must complete the two communication foundation courses (COM 201 and COM 207) with an overall average of B, in order to graduate from the major.

Communication Foundation Core Requirements


Total Communication Foundation Core Credits: 10


Total Required Course Credits: 45


Collaboration Requirement - minimum of 4 credits


Students are required to take at least one upper division course (300 level or above) in a department outside the Communication Department. Collaboration course must be approved by major advisor.

Specialization or Study Abroad


Study Abroad Option


Twelve (12) pre-approved credits from CWU or participating international institution.

OR


Non-Study Abroad Specialization Option


Twelve (12) pre-approved credits: You must take at least eight (8) credits from Intercultural/International Communication or at least eight (8) credits from Organizational Communication.

Intercultural and International Communication


Organizational Communication


Specialization or Study Abroad Total Credits: 12


Department-approved upper-division electives in COM Credits: 4


May include COM 315.

Total Credits: 75


College and Department Information


Communication Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

Program Outcomes
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