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B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) 2017-2018: Option 1- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES160 Inquiry Seminar3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM213 Media Communication3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 COM220 Group Communication4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 THE201 Christian Theology3
Electives 9 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
  Elective 3
 16 3 17
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM370 Interpersonal Communication4Communication Analysis Course choice 3-4COM400 Family Communication4
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 14-15 3-4 14-18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Interim Off COM497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Elective 3 Electives 6
 12 0 13-17
Total Credits: 122-132
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Choose from: COM314G,  COM355ZCOM462, or GES448P.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Communication Studies (Relational Studies Emphasis) 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 Elective 3
 13 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM220 Group Communication4
COM213 Media Communication3 THE201 Christian Theology3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 4
Elective 3  
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM370 Interpersonal Communication4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM400 Family Communication4
COM363 Methods of Communication Research4 COM481 Internship in Communication3-4
Relational Topics choice2 3-4 Oral Communication Course choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 14-15 3 14-18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Interim Off COM497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Relational Topics choice 2 3-4
Relational Topics Course choice2 3 Electives 6
Elective 6 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
 15 0 13-17
Total Credits: 122-131
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent (Check the catalog for details of this option.)

2

Choose from: COM314G,  COM355ZCOM462, or GES448P.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)