B.A. in Communication Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis Academic Plans

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B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Influence 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 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM 213 Media Communication3 THE 201 Christian Theology3
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 World Cultures (U) course 3
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Electives 6
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1  
 14 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
History or Political Science choice 2 4 Relational Communication choice 4
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Oral Communication choice 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Elective 3 Elective 3
 16 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 12-15 0 16
Total Credits 124-130

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 (Rhetoric and Public Influence Emphasis) 2019-2020: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4COM 213 Media Communication3
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Second Language (S) course1 4
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 4
Elective 3  
 14 4 15
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3Communication Analysis Course choice 1 3COM 318 Argumentation and Debate4
COM 230L Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Influence3 History or Political Science Choice I 3
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Mathematics (M) course 3
 13 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 361 Rhetorical Criticism3COM 463 Topics in Communication Analysis3COM 498 Capstone: Rhetoric and Public Influence4
History or Political Science Choice 2  Relational Communication choice 4
Oral Communication Course choice 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 Electives 6
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3  
Elective 3  
 16 3 14-17
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
History or Political Science course 3Interim Off COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Communication Analysis choice 2 3
Cross-cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 12-15 0 16
Total Credits 124-130

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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