Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012

English and Professional Communication Bachelor of Arts Requirements

ENGL 1101

Composition I

3

ENGL 1102

Composition II

3

MATH 1111

College Algebra

3

MATH 1113

Pre-Calculus I

4

COMM 2400

Public Speaking

2

STS 2400

Science, Technology, and Society

2

Area C Group 1

Take One Course from the Literature Group

3

Area C Group 2

Take One Course from the Art and Culture Group

3

Area D

Any Two Lab Sciences

8

Area E Group 1

American Context

3

Area E Group 2

World History

3

Area E Group 3

Behavioral Science

3

Area E Group 4

Cultures and Societies

3

Required Foundations Courses (9 credits)

COMM 2000

Business Communication

3

TCOM 2010

Technical Writing2

3

TCOM 2020

Foundations of Technical Communication

3

 

 

 

Required Research Methods Course (3 credits; choose one)

TCOM 2030

Research in Technical Communication

 

 

OR

3

ENGL 2030

Research in Professional and Critical Writing

 

Area F Electives (6 credits; choose two)

ARTS 2020

History and Principles of Design

3

ENGL 2xxx

Any 2000-level literature survey

3-6

Comm 2170

Intro to Media Studies

3

COMM 2060

International Communication1

3

COMM 2150

Ethics and Communication

3

Other coursework appropriate to major, as approved by the department (3 credits max)

3

Any foreign language, 2001 or higher

3

Basic Required Courses in the Major (15 hours)

ENGL 3030

English Grammar for Professional Writing

3

TCOM 3430

Foundations of Graphics

3

COMM 4100

Small Group Communication

3

ENGL 3100

Rhetoric: History, Theory, and Practice

3

TCOM 4800

Project Portfolio2

3

English and Professional Communication Electives

15

Take any 3000-level or higher ARTS, COMM, ENGL, or TCOM Course, or

other courses (not to exceed 6 credits) as approved by the department.

Free Electives

15

Concentration Courses (Professional Writing and Communication or Media, Communication and Culture) or Minor Courses (International Studies or Spanish)

15

Professional Writing and Communication (15 hours)

COMM 3035

Organizational Communication

3

COMM 3040

Health Communication

3

ENGL 3010

Science Writing

3

ENGL 3015

Environmental Writing

3

ENGL 3025

Creative Writing

3

ENGL 3035

Problems in Language

3

ENGL 3040

Article & Essay Workshop

3

ENGL 3050

Journalism

3

ENGL 3081

Studies in Genre

3

ENGL 3082

Science & Literature

3

ENGL 4010

Publishing for New Media

3

TCOM 3020

Proposal Writing

3

TCOM 4000

Professional Editing

3

or

Media, Communication, and Culture (15 hours)

ARTS 3000

Visual Thinking

3

COMM 3060

Media, Culture, and Society

3

COMM 3160

Media Theory and Practice

3

ENGL 3045

Writing for New Media

3

ENGL 3180

Film as Literature

3

ENGL 4170

Media and Narrative

3

COMM 4060

Cross-Cultural Communication

3

TCOM 4045

Foundations of Multimedia

3

TCOM 4170

Video Production

3

Degree Program Total

120 credits

Minors:

International Studies

15 hours

In place of a concentration, students can choose to complete the BA in English and Professional Communication with a minor in International Studies. To be eligible for a minor in International Studies, the student must complete the following with a grade of C or better:

SIS 2903

Special Topics in Studies Abroad

 

 

OR

3

SIS 400x

Regional Studies

 

Additional approved SIS courses3

12

Spanish

15 hours

In place of a concentration, students can choose to complete the BA in English and Professional Communication with a minor in Spanish. To be eligible for a minor in Spanish, the student must complete the following:

SPAN 2001

Intermediate Spanish I

3

SPAN 2002

Intermediate Spanish II

3

Additional courses in Spanish at the 3000 level

9

For additional information about the B.A. program, contact the English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts Department at 678-915-7202, or email to TCOM@spsu.edu. You can also visit our website at tc.spsu.edu.

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