College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Liberal Arts 
Communication Paradigm (revised fall 2018)

Fall Freshman

 

Spring Freshman

 

SSC 100 Intro to Social Sciences

3

SCI 100 Natural World

3

FDS 100 Freshman Development Seminar

1

SPA 131 or FRE 131 Foreign Language

4

MAT 140 or MAT 143 Mathematics

4

MAT 153 or MAT 232 or MAT 235 Math

4

ENG 120 Composition

3

COM 119 Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 110 Intro to Communication

3

PLS-200 Physical Education 2

2

 

*Computer Literacy Exam

0

Total 14   16
*Matriculating students must fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement during the freshman year. Transfer students may complete up to 24 credit hours before fulfilling the Computer Literacy Requirement.

Fall Sophomore

 

Spring Sophomore

 

COM 120 Public Speaking

3

HUM 115 Introduction to Humanities

3

SPA 132 or FRE 132 Foreign Language

4

COM 225 Intercultural Communication 

3

SCI 200 Changes in the Natural World

3

SPA 231 or FRE 231 Foreign Language

4

ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing

3

COM 205 Broadcasting 1

4

PHI 200 Critical Thinking

3

COM 227 Voice and Diction

3

 

*English Proficiency Exam (EPE)

0

Total

16

**17

*All students must take the EPE upon successful completion of ENG 201 or its equivalent.  Students should satisfy the EPE requirement no later than their junior year. **Students must maintain the appropriate GPA to take 17 credits.

Fall Junior

 

Spring Junior

 

COM 211, 212, 213, 214

3

ENG 262 World Lit II

3

COM 315 Into to Public Relations

3

COM 350 Public Relations Campaign

3

SCI 301 Application of Principles*

3

SSC (Choices)

3

ENG 261 World Literature 1

3

COM-352 Mass Media Research  

3

COM 308 News writing for Mass Media

3

SSC (Choices)

3

 

 

Total

15

15

Fall Senior

 

Spring Senior

 

THE 353 (Elective)

3

COM 402 Communication Law & Ethics

3

ART (Elective)

4

COM 403 Rhetorical Criticism   

3

COM 360 Communication Theory

3

COM 498 Senior Seminar

3

COM 497 Senior Seminar

3

*COM 404-Professional Internship

3

COM 435 Digital Entrepreneurship 

3

COM Course

3

 

 

Total

15

15

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus 3 and two other courses in the Social Sciences: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology  Credit Hours 123 total
Total Credits needed to Graduate 122 *May be taken multiple times*COM 404 - Professional Internship – may be taken in earlier semester w/approval Electives are subject to change based on discretion of departmental needs 

*Students should follow the curriculum within the published undergraduate catalog of their matriculation as well as seek assistance from advisor and/or department chair. 

 

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