B.A. in Organizational Communication, Strategic Communication Academic Plans

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B.A. in Organizational Communication (Strategic Communication) 2020-2021: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Second Language (S) course1 4
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 Electives 6
 13 3 14-17
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 350 Corporate Communication3COM 213 Media Communication3
COM 248 Organizational Communication3 COM 376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3
ENW 115 Reporting I3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
THE 201 Christian Theology3 World Cultures (U) course 3
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 15 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 302 Media Law3Communication Analysis Course choice2 3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Strategic Communication Track Choice 12 4 Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
  Elective 3
 14 3 12-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 220 Group Communication4Interim Off COM 494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4
Strategic Communication Track Choice 22 3 Elective (2nd Internship suggested) 4
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3 Oral Communication choice2 4
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Elective 3
Elective 3  
 16 0 15
Total Credits 122-129

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 Organizational Communication (Strategic Communication) 2020-2021: 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 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Mathematics (M) course (BUS100M suggested) 3
Elective 3 Second Language (S) course1 4
  Elective 3
 13 4 14-17
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 210 Perspectives on Human Communication3COM 350 Corporate Communication3COM 213 Media Communication3
COM 248 Organizational Communication3 COM 376 Public Relations Writing and Strategies3
ENW 115 Reporting I3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
  World Cultures (U) course 3
 13 3 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 363 Methods of Communication Research4Communication Analysis Course choice 3COM 481 Internship in Communication3-4
Strategic Communication Track Choice 12  Comparative Systems (G) course 3
Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3 Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3
Electives 6 Electives 6
 13 3 12-16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
COM 220 Group Communication4Interim Off COM 494 Capstone: Organizational Communication4
COM 302 Media Law3 Strategic Communication Course choice 22 3
Strategic Communication Track Choice 12 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3 Elective (2nd Internship suggested) 4
Elective 3 Elective 3
 17 0 17
Total Credits 123-130

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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