2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Rhetorical Studies, BS


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Faculty

Richard W. Buttny, Anne Demo, Cynthia Gordon, Diane Grimes, Arthur D. Jensen, Kenneth M. Johnson, Amos Kiewe, Kendall Phillips, Amardo Rodriguez, Bradford Vivian

This program allows students to integrate their individual professional interests with a thorough background in communication and rhetorical studies and a selection of arts and sciences courses. The 120 credits required for the B.S. degree are divided into 36 credits in communication and rhetorical studies, 54 credits in arts and sciences, and 30 credits in University-wide electives.

Major Requirements


Students must complete a total of 120 credits. Of these, 36 credits must be in communication and rhetorical studies, including CRS 181 , CRS 183 , CRS 225 , and CRS 287 . Students must also take 54 credits in arts and sciences, including 6 credits in writing (English); 6 credits in the natural sciences and mathematics; 6 credits in the social sciences; 6 credits in the humanities, including foreign language proficiency at a 102 level (American Sign Language does not fulfill this requirement, although it can be taken as an Arts and Sciences elective); and 30 credits in areas supporting their studies in communication.

As of the academic year 2005-06, all communication and rhetorical studies majors who also pursue a second major, an additional minor, or attend one of the SU Abroad centers for a semester, are allowed to enroll in up to 57 credits in non-arts-and-sciences courses. This modification means that communication and rhetorical studies majors who fall under one or more of the above categories (double major, minor, or SU Abroad) are no longer required to pursue 54 credits in arts and sciences courses but are given greater flexibility in taking more non-arts-and-sciences courses. Please note that the current requirements, including WRT 105 , WRT 205 , two humanities courses, two science courses, two social science courses, and a language proficiency at the 102 level (for a total of 27 credits), remain intact.

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