Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.9
Major Requirements
COMM 201Public Speaking1
COMM 301Qualitative Theory and Methodology1
COMM 302Rhetorical Theory and Criticism1
Select two of the following:2
Communication and Media Ethics
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication (Can be used as a D course)
Critical Studies of Mass Media
Visual Communication
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Select one of the following:1
Media Theory and Analysis
Classical Rhetoric
Rhetoric, Culture, & Identity
Gender in Communication
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Philosophy of Communication
Select one of the following:1
Argumentation
Organizational Communication
Health Communication
Food, Communication and Culture
Communication and Technology
Special Topics in Communication Studies (Applied)
History and Criticism of American Public Address
One 300- or 400-level, non-required COMM course1
COMM 397Internship in Communication and Media Studies1
COMM 498Senior Seminar1
COMM 499Senior Project1
General Electives12
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100 ; ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisors regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 1
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses)
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility and Junior Seminar 22
Select one of the following:
Environmental Responsibility (any R course)
Ethical or Spiritual Inquiry (any E course)
Health and Wellness (any W course)
Human Diversity (any D course)
Social Justice (any J course)
Select one Junior Seminar of the following: 3
Environmental Responsibility (any R/JS course)
Ethical or Spiritual Inquiry (any E/JS course)
Health and Wellness (any W/JS course)
Human Diversity (any D/JS course)
Social Justice (any J/JS course)
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.

1

1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas

2

1 unit MUST BE a Junior Seminar

3

Junior seminars may not be taken pass/fail.