Communication Studies Major: Interpersonal Communication Emphasis - Bachelor of Arts (BA)
(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)
Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.
|CST 190||Introduction to Communication Studies||3|
|CST 301||Theories of Communication||3|
|CST 498||Research Methods in Communication||3|
|CST 499||Senior Project in Communication Studies||3|
|CST 230||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|CST 334||Gender Communication||3|
|or CST 336||Family Communication|
|CST 430||Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Select at least three credits of the following:||3|
|Lying and Deception in Human Interaction|
|Communication and Race|
|Sex, Love, and Romance in the Media|
|Communication and Aging|
|Select nine credits of electives, three credits from each emphasis area (see below)||9|
|Select a minimum of six credits of electives from any CST course 1||6|
excluding CST 110
Areas of emphasis:
Organizational & professional communication emphasis
|CST 260||Professional Communication||3|
|CST 350||Organizational Communication||3|
|CST 351||Interviewing: Principles and Processes||3|
|CST 353||Workplace Relationships||3|
|CST 354||Health Communication||3|
|CST 355||Diversity and Organizational Communication||3|
|CST 358||New Media and Technologies in Modern Organizations||3|
|CST 360||Public Relations||3|
|CST 365||Communication in Teams||3|
|CST 380||Communicating Leadership||3|
Public communication & advocacy emphasis
|CST 210||Presentational Speaking||3|
|CST 315||Communication Criticism||3|
|CST 410||Advocacy and Argumentation||3|
|CST 412||Advocacy and Persuasion||3|
|CST 413||Advocacy and Persuasive Campaigns||3|
|CST 415||Advanced Topics in Advocacy and Communication Criticism||3|
Media studies emphasis
|CST 270||Broadcast Announcing||3|
|CST 271||Media and Society||3|
|CST 274||Television Production||3|
|CST 275||Applied Television||1-3|
|CST 338||Sex, Love, and Romance in the Media||3|
|CST 370||Broadcast Media Writing||3|
|CST 372||Audio Production||3|
|CST 374||Television Workshop||3|
|CST 376||Remote Video Operations||3|
|CST 378||Computer Mediated Communication||3|
|CST 419||Communication, Media and Identity||3|
|CST 471||Broadcast and Digital Media Management||3|
All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
College of Liberal Studies (CLS/SAC) Bachelor of Arts core requirements
The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:
- Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree).
- Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
- Language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
- All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program.
- At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CLS designated diversity course.
- Applicable courses may be found on the CLS B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.
Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).
Declare ONE of the following tracks in the CLS Academic Services Office in 260 Morris Hall:
A. Language track
- Native speakers of English complete:
Course List Code Title Credits Select one of the following: Intermediate Chinese II Intermediate French II Intermediate German II Intermediate Russian II Intermediate Spanish II World Languages: Intermediate II Heritage Language: Intermediate Heritage Language: Advanced
- Two additional courses outside of the student's major in two of the following: humanities, social sciences or fine arts.
B. Humanities track
- One modern language course 102 or higher; and
- Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: history, English, philosophy; and
- One additional course in social sciences or fine arts.
C. Fine arts track
- One modern language course 102 or higher; and
- Two additional courses outside the department of the student's major from two different departments chosen from: art, communication studies, music, theatre; and
- One additional course in social sciences or humanities.
In addition to all other College of Liberal Studies core requirements, all students in CLS must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
- Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
- Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
- Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.
Baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the college academic services director in their college/school for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)||3||CST 190||3|
|Gen Ed Self & Society||3||ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)||3|
|HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3||102+ Level Gen Ed/SAC Core Language1||3-4|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3||Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|Gen Ed Math||4||Gen Ed Health & Well-Being||3|
|CST 230||3||CST 336 or 334||3|
|Minor Course||3||University Elective||3|
|Gen Ed Natural Lab Science||4||Organizational & Professional Comm. Emphasis Elective||3|
|CST Interpersonal Communication Core Elective||3||Minor Course||3|
|University Elective||3||Gen Ed Global Studies||3|
|CST 301||3||CST Elective||3|
|Minor Course||3||CST 498||3|
|Gen Ed Elective||3||Minor Course||3|
|SAC Core Course||3||SAC Core Course||3|
|Media Studies Emphasis Elective||3||Gen Ed Hum-Lit||3|
|CST 499||3||CST 430||3|
|Minor Course||3||Minor Course||3|
|Gen Ed Minority Cultures||3||University Elective||3|
|CST Elective||3||Gen Ed Elective||3|
|Public Communication & Advocacy Emphasis Elective||3||SAC Core Diversity Course||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
SAC Core Humanities and Fine Arts Tracks require 102+ level language. SAC Core Language Track requires 202 level language. Students unprepared for 202 level will need to complete prerequisite course work.