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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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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 communicationsstudies.unlv.edu for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.

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

 Accreditation

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

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define communication in interpersonal and rhetorical contexts
  2. Analyze and evaluate messages and interaction in interpersonal and rhetorical
  3. Identify and explain historical developments and key theories in interpersonal and rhetorical communication
  4. Explain and recognize self-reflexivity in interpersonal and rhetorical contexts
  5. Critically analyze and evaluate published research articles
  6. Explain and recognize multiple perspectives in interpersonal and rhetorical communication
  7. Successfully conduct research in interpersonal and /or rhetorical communication at a level appropriate for undergraduate students
  8. Explain and recognize 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.

In addition


Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to join a Learning Community (LC) during their first year at UNLV. A Learning Community is a cohort of students who take coursework together and might benefit from the following outcomes: greater course satisfaction, increased interaction between faculty and students, increased understanding of the connections between disciplines, better connection with peers, improved student engagement and involvement on campus, increased satisfaction with the college experience.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal 36-40 credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Constitutions - Credits: 4-6


Mathematics - Credits: 3


  or higher

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 Communications Studies -Subtotal: 36 Credits


Outside Area of Interest - Credits: 15


Other Electives - Credits: 29-33


Total Credits: 120


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