Mar 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Communication (B.A.)

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Program: B.A.
Department of Communication  
College of Arts and Sciences

Neff Hall 230 ~ 260-481-6825 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Articulate the historical traditions of the discipline.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and skillful use of the use of new technologies relevant to their major.
  • Explain communication concepts and theories relevant to the major.
  • Explain, evaluate and apply the processes involved in productive conflict in the contexts (interpersonal, small group, organizational, mediated, public) relevant to their major.
  • Demonstrate awareness of diverse perspectives.
  • Read, speak, write and listen competently.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a critically engaged citizen.

To earn the B.A. with a major in communication, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ), the College of Arts and Sciences (Colleges ), and the Department of Communication as listed below.  You also must earn a minor in an appropriate discipline or a second major outside the department.  Two courses in a major offered in the Department of Communication can also be counted in the required minor, except that students in the Multimedia Newsgathering and Reporting concentration and the Media Production minor may count three courses in their major toward this minor.  If the minor is selected from an Arts and Sciences department, the courses may be used to satisfy distribution requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

General Education Requirements    

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

English Writing and Speaking

  • See Arts and Sciences Part A for Speaking requirement 

Foreign Language

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part B Credits: 14

Distribution (not in COM)

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C Credits: 9

Cultural Studies

  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

Core and Concentration Courses

A grade of C- or higher is required for all courses in the major

Total Credit Hours for Major: 36 - 39

Minor and Elective Courses

  • Credits in approved minor (with grades of C- or higher) Credits: 12-21
  • COM 32300 is not available for credit toward any communication major or minor.
  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120

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