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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Program Coordinator: Dr. Charles Mullins

Alice Lloyd College Humanities Department

2020-21 Curriculum Guide Sheet

Course Descriptions

The major in Communication Studies is a broad-based academic program, providing a balance between practical and theoretical knowledge. The student majoring in Communication Studies has an opportunity to obtain knowledge and develop skills in public speaking, persuasion and advocacy, organizational communication, mass communication, journalism, and public relations. The degree program is designed to be flexible enough to provide the student with the necessary background to pursue graduate studies in 

  • journalism
  • speech communication
  • student personnel services
  • media
  • performing arts
  • business
  • social and human services
  • ministry 
  • education
  • government
  • politics

Students that complete the degree program should become competent and ethical communicators who can demonstrate a proficiency in research and theory of the discipline of Communication Studies. Moreover, students majoring in Communication Studies examine communication processes in interpersonal, small group, and public settings within organizations and cultures, and in the mass media. In order to graduate, students must earn a “C” grade in each course in the major and collateral areas; students also must achieve an overall GPA of 2.00 as well as the minimum 2.00 in the major and collateral areas.

Communication Studies Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Communication Studies may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Science/Mathematics: 12 hours

Communication Studies Core Requirements / 18 hours

COMM 126, COMM 201, COMM 215, COMM 320, COMM 350, COMM 490

Communication Studies Electives / 19 hours

Comm 130, 225, 301, 460-463 (up to 6 hours)
THEA 113-120(up to 3 hours), THE 161, 162, 301, 380, 460-463 (up to 3 hours)
BUS 212, 240
CIS 210
ENG 302, 303, 304, 305, 310
POLS 465

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENG 101                                
PE 103                          
A Phys. Science              
CIS 110                              
General Elective       

Second Semester

ENG 102                                
LE 101                              
BIO 101/108             
COMM 126
General Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
COMM 215
Communication Studies Elective
Math Elective

Second Semester

Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
COMM 201
Communication Studies Elective
General Elective

Junior Year

First Semester

COMM 320
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
Communication Studies Elective
General Elective  
General Elective

Second Semester

COMM 350
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
Communication Studies Elective
General Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

General Elective
Social Science Elective
Communication Studies Elective
Communication Studies Elective
General Elective

 

Second Semester

COMM 490
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective
Communication Studies Elective
General Elective

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2020-22. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.