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  Jul 24, 2017
 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Major, BA in Communication


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uTrack Requirements (for first-year students)

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester known as milestones. Milestones may include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect first-time, first-year, full-time, degree-seeking students entering Fall 2013.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication • Communication Studies Major


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3 Natural Sciences* or Social Sciences* Elective
1Natural Sciences Elective * 4  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 2
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ENGL 102 *
ENGL 102 * 3  
1Natural Sciences Elective * 4  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 3
CMST 201  or CMST 207  3 Arts and Humanities Elective*
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3 PSYC 110 *
4History Sequence* 3  
5Intermediate Foreign Language* 3  
MATH 115 *, STAT 201 *, or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 4
6Advanced Composition Elective* 3 CMST 210 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 250 
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Intermediate Foreign Language Sequence*
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, CMST 247 * or CMST 250  3  
4History Sequence* 3  
5Intermediate Foreign Language* 3  
Term 5
CMST 352  3 CMST 201  with a grade of C- or better
CMST 312  or CMST 342  3 One additional course from CMST 210 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 250 
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
CMST 356  3 No milestones
CMST 312  or CMST 342  3  
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
10CMST 400-level Electives 6 No milestones
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
CMST 499  3 No milestones
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Electives 6  
     
TOTAL 120  

* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Select two 4-credit lab sciences (8 hours) from the University General Education list .
2 Chosen from the University General Education list .
3 Any courses not already required for the major.
4 Select sequence from HIST 241 *, HIST 242 *, HIST 247 *-HIST 248 *, HIST 261 *, HIST 262 *, HIST 267 *-HIST 268 *.
5 Six hours of the same intermediate foreign language.
6 Chosen from ENGL 255 * or ENGL 257 *, ENGL 295 *, ENGL 355 * or ENGL 357 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 455 *; JREM 200 *.
7 Select two of the three speaking-emphasis classes listed.
8 Four courses (12 hours) chosen from advertising, communication and information, communication studies, information sciences, journalism and electronic media, or public relations. These courses must come from at least two different areas of study.
9 Four courses (12 hours, at least 6 hours must be at the 300- or 400- level). These courses may be used to complete a minor or may be a combination of classes from all departments except Advertising, Communication and Information, Communication Studies, Counselor Education, First Year Studies, Information Sciences, Journalism and Electronic Media, Physical Education, Public Relations.
10 CMST 492  may not be counted toward the major. No more than 3 hours each of CMST 491  and CMST 493  may be counted toward the major; additional hours for these courses may be counted as College Electives.

Honors Program in Communication Studies


The School of Communication Studies offers an honors program that provides an intense educational experience by challenging superior participating students. All students must complete CMST 207 ; CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * (or honors equivalents CMST 217 * or CMST 247 *); and CMST 250 . After completing these required courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5, students are eligible to apply for admission to the communication studies honors program. Application forms may be downloaded at http://www.cci.utk.edu/commstudies.

Upon acceptance into the program, students are required to complete the following:

CMST 312   
CMST 342   
CMST 352   
CMST 356   
CMST 487  (6)  
CMST 497  (3), CMST 498  (3)  
CMST 499  (3)  

To graduate with honors, students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA in all courses in the major and a 3.25 cumulative GPA in all university courses.

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