BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Intercultural Communication and Diversity

Suggested course sequencing: 15 – 18 semester hours is recommended; however, many students attend summer school or transfer high school dual enrollment. You will apply for admission to the degree program after your third semester.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. (All statements in this document concerning requirements, prerequisites, conditions or other matters are for informational purposes and subject to change. Effective academic advisement is a partnership, with advisees sharing in the responsibility.)

*Save artifacts for assessment portfolio: COM 300; COM 315; COM 322; COM 325; COM 350; COM 360; COM 566

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
2
General Education - The Arts 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
General Education - Cultural Competence 3
General Education - Natural World 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
General Education - Social & Behavioral Science 3
Language I 3
General Education - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills 3
COM 209 Survey of Communication Theory 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Language II 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 210 Communication Research Methods 3
Language III 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Minor elective 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
COM 322 Introduction to Argumentation 3
COM 325 Nonverbal Communication 3
Writing II 3
COM 315 Advanced Speaking in Professional Settings 3
Language IV 3
Fine Arts 3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 350 The Rhetorical Tradition and Contemporary Applications 3
COM 360 Intercultural Communication Theory and Research 3
General Education - Natural World 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3
Minor elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Minor elective 3
General Education - Social & Behavioral Science 3
Fine Arts II 3
Minor elective 3
COM 512 Communication and Diversity in the Workplace 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 499 Program Assessment 0
COM 495 Communication Internship 1-6
COM 390 Communication and Aging 3
Minor elective 3
Minor elective 3
Total hours12-15
Degree plan last reviewed 06-18-2018.

This is a non-comprehensive major requiring a minor or second major.