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  Dec 16, 2017
 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Major, BA in Communication


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uTrack Requirements (for students entering Fall 2013 or later)

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 include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2013 or later. uTrack does not apply to transfer students who enter prior to Fall 2015.

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


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3 12 hours, 2.0 GPA
1Natural Sciences Electives * 4  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 2
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *
ENGL 102 * 3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 4  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 3
CMST 201  or CMST 207   3 Natural Sciences* or Social Sciences* Elective
7CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, or CMST 247 * 3  
4History Sequence* 3  
5Intermediate Foreign Language* 3  
MATH 115 *, STAT 201 *, or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 4
6Advanced Composition Elective* 3 PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 *
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3  
7CMST 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 CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, CMST 247 *, or CMST 250  with a grade of C- or better
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 6
CMST 354 , CMST 356 , CMST 360   6 No milestones
CMST 312  or CMST 342   3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
10CMST 400-level Content Courses 6 No milestones
8College Elective 3  
9Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
CMST 499   3 No milestones
10CMST 400-level Content Course 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 Two courses (6 hours) chosen from advertising, communication and information, communication studies, information sciences, journalism and electronic media, or public relations.
9 Four courses (12 hours, at least 6 hours must be at the 300-400 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 Select three courses from CMST 400 , CMST 410 , CMST 412 , CMST 414 , CMST 416 , CMST 419 , CMST 442 , CMST 444 , CMST 446 , CMST 449 , CMST 491 , and CMST 493 . CMST 492  may not be counted toward this requirement. 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 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. 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.

Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 * 3 12 hours, 3.0 GPA
1Natural Sciences Electives * 4  
2Quantitative Reasoning Elective * 3  
2Social Sciences Elective * 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 1  
Term 2
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 Natural Sciences* or Social Sciences* Elective
ENGL 102 * 3  
1Natural Sciences Electives * 4  
PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 * 3  
CMST 207   3  
Term 3
2Arts and Humanities Elective * 3 PSYC 110 * or PSYC 117 *
CMST 217 * or CMST 247 * 3  
4History Sequence* 3  
5Intermediate Foreign Language* 3  
MATH 115 *, STAT 201 *, or STAT 207 * 3  
Term 4
CMST 250 , CMST 312 , CMST 342   9 CMST 207  with a grade of C– or better;
CMST 210 *, CMST 217 *, CMST 240 *, CMST 247 * with a grade of C– or better
4History Sequence* 3 Intermediate Foreign Language Sequence*
5Intermediate Foreign Language* 3  
Term 5
6Advanced Composition Elective* 3 CMST 312  or CMST 342  with a grade of C– or better
CMST 352 , CMST 487   6  
7College Elective 3  
8Concentration Elective 3  
Term 6
CMST 354 , CMST 356 , CMST 360 , CMST 487   9 No milestones
8Concentration Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 7
CMST 487 , CMST 497 , CMST 499   9 No milestones
7College Elective 3  
3Unrestricted Elective 3  
Term 8
CMST 498   3 No milestones
8Concentration Electives 6  
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 247 *-HIST 248 * or HIST 267 *-HIST 268 *.
5 Six hours of the same intermediate foreign language.
6 Chosen from ENGL 257 *, ENGL 295 *, ENGL 357 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 455 *; JREM 200 *.
7 Two courses (6 hours) chosen from advertising, communication and information, communication studies, information sciences, journalism and electronic media, or public relations. CMST 492  may not be counted toward this requirement.
8 Four courses (12 hours, at least 6 hours must be at the 300-400 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.

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