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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Program Coordinator: Dr. Charles K. Mullins

Alice Lloyd College Humanities Division

2019-20 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2020-21 Curriculum Guide Sheet 

Communication Course Descriptions

Why Communication Studies?

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 a student with the necessary background to pursue graduate studies (including journalism, speech communication, student personnel services, and law) or to pursue professions in diverse areas including media, performing arts, business, social and human services, ministry, education, government, and politics.

Students that complete the degree program should become competent and ethical communicators who can demonstrate 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.

Core Education Requirements / 54 hours

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 English can 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 Science: 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 / 21 hours

Comm 130, Comm 225, Comm 301, Comm 460-463 (up to 6 hours);

Thea 113-120, (up to 3 hours), Thea 161, Thea 162, Thea 301, Thea 380, Thea 460-463 (up to 3 hours);

Bus 212, Bus 240;

Cis 210;

Eng 302, Eng 303, Eng 304, Eng 305, Eng 310;

Pols 465

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

Eng 101
PE 101
A Phys Sci
Cis 110
Gen Elect

Second Semester

Eng 102
LE 101
Biol 101/108   
Comm 126   
Gen Elect

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Hum Elect
Soc Sci Elect 
Comm 215
Comm St. Elect 
Math Elect 

Second Semester

Hum Elect 
Soc Sci Elect
Comm 201
Comm St. Elect 
Gen Elect

Junior Year

First Semester

Comm 320 
Hum Elect 
Soc Sci Elect 
Comm St. Elect 
Gen Elect 
Gen Elect 

Second Semester

Comm 350
Hum Elect
Soc Sci Elect
Comm St. Elect
Gen Elect

Senior Year

First Semester

Hum Elect
Social Sci Elect
Comm St. Elect
Comm St. Elect
Gen Elect

Second Semester

Comm 490
Hum Elect
Soc Sci Elect
Comm St. Elect
Gen Elect

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2020-22 and the Social Science Major Handbook. 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.