Communication Studies Health Communication Emphasis Academic Plans

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B.A. in Communication Studies (Health Communication Emphasis) 2019-2020: Option 1- CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course 3GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 Elective 3
 13 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 209 Introduction to Health Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 213 Media Communication3
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3 COM 319 Health Campaigns and Technology3
HAS 110 Introduction to Healthcare3 THE 201 Christian Theology3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3
Elective 3  
 16 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 355Z Intercultural Communication4Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4 Communication Studies Choice2 3
Communication Studies Choice2 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 6
 14 3 12-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4Interim Off COM 324 Professional and Technical Communication4
Communication Analysis course 3 COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Communication Studies choice2 3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 16 0 14-17
Total Credits 124-131

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 (Health Communication Emphasis) 2019-2020: Option 2-Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  Elective 3
 13 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3World Cultures (U) course 3COM 209 Introduction to Health Communication3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 COM 213 Media Communication3
HAS 110 Introduction to Healthcare3 THE 201 Christian Theology3
Communication Studies choice 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Elective 3  
 16 3 13
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 319 Health Campaigns and Technology3Elective 3COM 355Z Intercultural Communication4
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4 COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
Communication Studies Choice 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
  Elective 3
 13 3 13-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 370 Interpersonal Communication4Interim Off COM 324 Professional and Technical Communication4
Communication Analysis choice 3 COM 497 Capstone: Relational Studies4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Communication Studies choice 3
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 16 0 15
Total Credits 124-128

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.)

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