Dec 17, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Communication Studies, B.A.


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Communication Studies students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to promote effective communication processes within public and private organizations. The program emphasizes both written and oral communication, and students are encouraged to prepare themselves for a broad range of employment possibilities in areas such as sales, special events planning, human resources, industrial relations, training, and management.

Core Curriculum Requirements:


See Undergraduate Core Curriculum  

Major Requirements:


36 credit hours, as follows

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A., Communication Studies


Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • CORE 101: Goa
  • COMM 101: Oral Comm (OC Flag)
  • English Composition or Rhetoric
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • CORE 100: First-Year Seminar
  • MATH 116: Math Perspectives

Spring Semester


  • CORE 102: Goa
  • COMM 123: Intro to Comm & Media
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • THEO 111: Theological Foundations
  • PHIL 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


  • COMM 207: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM ST.  ELECTIVE A: (221, 260, or 270)
  • Creative Perspectives
  • PHIL 200: Philosophical Perspectives
  • Social Science Elective

Spring Semester


  • COMM 206: Writing for the Media (Writing flag)
  • ENGL 205: Lit & the Moral Imagination
  • Theology Perspectives (THEO 200+)
  • Scientific Perspectives
  • Natural Science Elective

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • COMM 264: Persuasion
  • COMM 329: Comm Research (Quant. Flag)
  • COMM 360: Advanced Organizational Comm.
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Spring Semester


  • COMM 209: Group Dynamics (Diversity Flag)
  • COMM ST. ELECTIVE B: (323, 324, 327, 385 or 433)
  • Humanities Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • COMM 301: Presentational Speaking
  • ERS Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Spring Semester


  • COMM 469: Comm Studies Senior Seminar
  • CORE 499: CORE Capstone Reflection
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the communication arts courses of the major.

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