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    Weber State University
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Communication Studies Emphasis, Communication Teaching (BA)


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Communication Teaching Major (BS or BA)


  • Program Prerequisite: Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).
  • Minor: Required.
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses is required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation.  A minimum of 47-48 of these are required within the major, depending on the selected emphasis. A total of 40 upper-division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above); a minimum of 24-36 of these are required within the major, depending on the selected emphasis.

Advisement

Communication students are required to meet with a faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269).  (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study at the Communication Department office, Elizabeth Hall 330. Teaching majors must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department  in this catalog).

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  of this catalog for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. See specific requirements for the BA and BS under the major course requirements. The following courses required for this major will also fulfill general education requirements: COMM 1020  or COMM 2010  and COMM 2110 .

Emphasis Requirements

The State of Utah endorses secondary teachers in two areas of Communication: Speech and Journalism. Accordingly, the Communication Teaching major is divided into two emphasis areas: Communication Studies (Speech) and Multimedia Journalism (Journalism). All Communication Teaching majors must complete one of these two emphasis areas.

Major Course Requirements for BS or BA Degree


Students, regardless of their emphasis, must successfully complete required and elective Communication courses specified for each emphasis.  Students must also complete required and/or elective courses from non-Communication departments.

Communication Courses Required of all Communication Teaching Majors (21 credit hours)


Note:


*Students must take either COMM 1020  or COMM 2110  as a foundation course requirement for the Communication Teaching major, whichever is not used for Teacher Education Admission requirements.

Courses Required to Fulfill the BA (12 credit hours)


Complete either Option 1 or Option 2.

Option 1 - Foreign Language


  • Select 4 courses (12 credit hours) in a foreign language.

Communication Studies Emphasis (27 credit hours)


Electives (9 credit hours)


Select 9 credit hours of electives from the following with approval from the department’s communication education advisor for the Communication Studies emphasis.

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