Jan 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Studies Major (BA)

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Communication Studies Major- Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Please see the UNLV Greenspun Department of Communications Studies web page at communicationstudies.unlv.edu for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-communication-studies.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Student Advising Center urbanaffairs.unlv.edu/advising


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts program, students should be able to:

  • Define communication in interpersonal and rhetorical contexts.
  • Analyze and evaluate messages and interaction in interpersonal and rhetorical settings.
  • Identify and discuss historical developments and key theories in interpersonal and rhetorical communication.
  • Recognize and explain self-reflexivity in rhetorical and interpersonal contexts.
  • Read critically and analyze productively published research articles.
  • Recognize and explain multiple perspectives in rhetorical and interpersonal communication theory.
  • Conduct original research in interpersonal and/or rhetorical communication at a level appropriate to capstone work in an undergraduate education.
  • Identify and assess features of ethical and unethical interpersonal and rhetorical communication

University Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements - Total: 120 Credits

Recommended Courses That Meet General Education Requirements Core

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs strongly recommends that students address their General Education Core curriculum requirements through our college. The following classes offered in our college meet graduation requirements.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 36-40 credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Constitutions - Credits: 4-6

URST 241  

Mathematics - Credits: 3

Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18-19

 (See Recommended courses That Meet General Education Core Requirements)

Multicultural and International

(See Recommended Courses That Meet General Education Core Requirements)

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students.

Major Degree Requirements - BA in Communication Studies -Subtotal: 36 Credits

Outside Area of Interest - Credits: 15

Other Electives - Credits: 29-33

Total Credits: 120

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