2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 23, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Major, BA in Communication


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


 

First Year

Hours Credit

CCI 150  3
CMST 201                      3
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective* 3
PSYC 110 * 3
2Natural Sciences* 8
3Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
General Elective 1
   

Second Year

 
CMST 210 * or CMST 240 * 3
CMST 250  or CMST 270  3
4Social Sciences Elective* 3
5HIST 241 *, HIST 242 * or HIST 261 *, HIST 262 * 6
MATH 115 * or STAT 201 * 3
3Arts and Humanities Elective* 3
6Foreign Language* 6
7Advanced Composition Elective* 3
   

Third Year

 
CMST 300 , CMST 310 , CMST 320 , or CMST 330  3
CMST 340  3
CMST 350  3
8Communication Studies Electives 6
9College Elective 3
10Arts and Sciences Electives 6
General Electives 6
   

Fourth Year

 
CMST 499  3
8Communication Studies Elective 3
10Arts and Sciences Electives 6
9College Electives 6
General Electives 12
   
 

Total 120

   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 To be chosen from MATH 113  or MATH 117 , MATH 123 , MATH 125 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 151 , or MATH 152 .
2 This requirement is met by taking two courses from: ASTR 161  or ASTR 217 , ASTR 162  or ASTR 218 ; BIOL 101 , BIOL 102 , BIOL 111 , BIOL 112 , BIOL 130 , BIOL 140 , BIOL 157 ; CHEM 100 , CHEM 110 , CHEM 120  or CHEM 128 , CHEM 130  or CHEM 138 ; GEOG 131 , GEOG 132 ; GEOL 101  or GEOL 107 , GEOL 102  or GEOL 108 , GEOL 103 .
3 Two courses from the Arts and Humanities (AH) University General Education list .
4 To be chosen from the Social Sciences (SS) University General Education list .
5 Completion of one sequence. HIST 241 -HIST 242  is the preferred sequence.
6 Six hours of foreign language (same language) at the intermediate level.
7 ENGL 255 , ENGL 295 , ENGL 355 , ENGL 360 , ENGL 455 ; JREM 200 .
8 Three courses, two of which (6 hours) must be 400-level courses, and no more than one of which (3 hours) may be a 200-level course. Students who complete CMST 210  may not count CMST 240  toward the major. Students who complete CMST 240  may not count CMST 210  toward the major. CMST 445  may not be counted toward the major. A total of no more than 3 hours each of CMST 491  and CMST 493  may be counted toward the major.
9 Three courses (9 hours) from advertising, information sciences, journalism and electronic media, or public relations. These courses must come from at least two different areas of study. JREM 201  will not satisfy this requirement.
10 Four courses (12 hours) to be taken from the following academic disciplines – Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, art history, cinema studies, classics, economics, English, French, geography, German, history, Italian, musicology, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, Russian, sociology, Spanish, theatre, and women’s studies. Six hours of these courses must be at the 300 or 400 level.

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 the college prerequisite course, CCI 150 ; and CMST 207 , CMST 210  or CMST 240  (or honors equivalents CMST 217  or CMST 247  ), CMST 250  or CMST 270 , CMST 340  and CMST 350 . 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 are available in the school office, 293 Communications Building, and may be downloaded at http://www.cci.utk.edu/commstudies.

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

  • CMST 407  (9 hours to include three of four topics – health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational and team communication, public communication).
  • CMST 497 , CMST 498  (3, 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.