Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2005-2006 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: B.A. Major in Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Minimum Credits Required:__________________

B.A. Major in Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Candidates for graduation from the School of Communication with the degree of Bachelor of Arts must fulfill the B.A. requirements as listed under the School of Communication. In addition, students majoring in the Department of Speech Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies must complete the program requirements listed under one of the B.A. majors.

Program Requirements: - Total Semester Hours: 36

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SPCM 1 - (CP) Oral Communication Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 4 - Interpersonal Communication` Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 5 - Histories and Theories of Rhetoric Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 7 - (CP) Public Speaking Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 9 - Introduction to Performance Studies Credits: 3 s.h.

Choose From - Semester Hours: at least 6

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SPCM 33 - Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 53 - Gender and Intercultural Issues in Communication Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 119 - Small Group Communication Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 180 to 189 A-Z - Special Topics in Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Credits: 1-4 s.h.

Choose From - Semester Hours: at least 6

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SPCM 11 - Voice and Diction Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 24 - Readers Theatre Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 121 - Advanced Performance Studies Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 125 - Dramatic Activities in Educational and Therapeutic Settings Credits: 3 s.h.

Choose From - Semester Hours: at least 6

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SPCM 107 - Argumentation and Debate Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 117 - Advanced Public Speaking Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 128 - American Public Address: The Rhetoric of Conflict and Controversy Credits: 3 s.h.

Choose From - Semester Hours: 3

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
SPCM 170 - Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Internship Credits: 3 s.h.
SPCM 171 - Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Internship Credits: 3 s.h.

or any other SPCM elective.

The School of Communication Also Requires

The School of Communication also requires that Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies majors take the following:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
AVF 1 - Sound and Image Aesthetics Credits: 3 s.h.
MASS 1 - Mass Media: History and Development Credits: 3 s.h.

Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Majors

are also required to take:

6 semester hours chosen from comparative literature, linguistics, literature in translation, drama, English,  economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

Incoming freshman and transfer students may declare a Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies Major;  matriculated Hofstra University students must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 to declare a major in Speech  Communication. All declared Speech Communication majors must maintain a minimum grade point average in the  major of 2.5 and a grade point average of 2.0 overall in order to remain in the major.

Notes

Majors in speech communication and rhetorical studies who are also elementary education majors are required to take 6 semester hours in mathematics and/or science courses to satisfy this requirement.

For students interested in majoring in combined disciplines, inquiry should be made in the School of Communication Dean’s Office, Room 318, Dempster Hall.

Speech Communication and Rhetorical Studies majors are encouraged to take course work and/or minor in audio, video, film, journalism, mass media studies, psychology, linguistics, English, drama, literature in translation, comparative literature, management and marketing in consultation with the major adviser.

See Also: Communication B.A. Program Requirements

BA Requirements for School of Communication majors.

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