Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Communication Theory

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B.A.
B.S.
Computer Science
3
3
  COSC 1301
Developing a Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met.
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all freshman and trasfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours)
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405

(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

Natural Science
3-4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.
Religion
6-12
6-12
  RELI 1301, 1302, and six additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment.
Social Sciences
6
6
 
  • POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students.
  • Any 3 lower level hours selected from ECON, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI
Total General Studies Hours
51-70
54-64

Communication Theory Major:

36

36

Complete the following 10 courses for 30 semester hours:
 

COMA 1302Fundamentals of Speech Communication
COMA 2302Voice and Articulation
COMA 2305Interpersonal Communication
COMA 3301Nonverbal Communication
COMA 3302Public Forum Debate

COMA 3303Small Group Communication

COMA 3308   Persuasive Communication

COMA 4319Communication Styles: A Key to Business Success

COMA 4322   Leadership in Communication (S-L)

COMA 4323   Communication Theory

Specialization Electives:
Complete an additional 6 hours of courses in Communication, including at least 3 hours of upper-level courses with approval of advisor.
 

COMA 2261Opera Workshop
COMA 2304Introduction to Broadcast/Digital Media
COMA 2314Photography I
COMA 2317Advertising and Visual Communications
COMA 2318Basic Digital Design (S-L)

COMA 2371Theater Practicum
COMA 3304Writing Across Media
COMA 3314Photography II
COMA 3316Media Graphics
COMA 3318Web Design

COMA 3319Visual Communications

COMA 3321Graphic Design I

COMA 3322Graphic Design II
COMA 4301Readers Theater
COMA 4302Introduction to Linguistics
COMA 4310Internship in Communication

COMA 4315Political Communication

COMA 4318History of Graphic Design
COMA 4320Technology in Communication

COMA 4321Advertising Design (S-L)
COMA 4330   Special Topics in Communication

COMA 4380The Arts and the Creative Process
ENGL 3305 Advanced Written Communication (S-L)
ENGL 3307 Creative Christian Writing
MRKT 3303 Promotional Strategies

Electives
20-39
26-36
  Sufficient to complete 126-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours. A minor is recommended.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
126
126

 

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minor in Communication

A minor in Communication will consist of at least 18 hours of coursework in the department, including 9 hours of upper-level courses. The student must complete COMA 1302. The general communication theory achieved in this minor will supplement many professional programs in other departments as the student builds competency in general communication.

Speech Teacher Certification

B.A./B.S. in Speech Grades 7-12 Teacher Certification (Communication Studies academic major)

Students interested in studies to teach speech in grades 7-12 should check the speech teacher certification program listed in the Dorothy M. Bush College of Education section of this catalog.  For specific questions regarding the Communication Studies major, students may contact the Department of Communication.

 

Other Communication Majors:

Communication: Broadcast Communication

Communication: Graphic Design

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College of Fine Arts Majors:

ART:

BA/BS Art
   
COMMUNICATION:
BA/BS Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media
BA/BS Communication: Communication Theory
BA/BS Communication: Graphic Design
   
MUSIC:
BA/BS Music

BM Church Music

BM Vocal Performance
BM Piano Performance
BM Theory
BME EC-12 Choral Music with Teacher Certification
   
MUSIC BUSINESS:
BA/BS Music Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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