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    Oct 23, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 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
ENGL 101 *, ENGL 102 * 6
1Quantitative Reasoning Elective *            3
PSYC 110 * 3
2Natural Sciences Electives * 8
3Arts and Humanities Elective * 3
4Social Sciences Elective * 3
11General Electives 4
   
Second Year  
CMST 201  3
5CMST 210 *, CMST 240 *, CMST 250  6
HIST 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 312 , CMST 342  6
CMST 352  3
CMST 356  3
8College Electives 6
9Concentration Electives 6
11General Electives 6
   
Fourth Year  
10CMST 400-level Electives 6
CMST 499  3
8College Electives 6
9Concentration Electives 6
11General Electives 9
   Total 120
   
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 One course from the Quantitative Reasoning  (QR) University General Education list.
2 Two 4-credit lab sciences (8 hours) from the Natural Sciences  (NS) General Education list.
3 Two courses from the Arts and Humanities  (AH) University General Education list.
4 One course from the Social Sciences  (SS) University General Education list.
5 Select two of the three speaking-emphasis classes listed.
6 Six hours of foreign language (same language) at the intermediate level.
7 One course from ENGL 255 * or ENGL 257 *, ENGL 295 *, ENGL 355 * or ENGL 357 *, ENGL 360 *, ENGL 455 *; JREM 200 *.
8 Four courses (12 hours) 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.
11 Any courses not already required for the major.

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.