University Catalog

Communication Studies

Chairperson: R. Jeffrey Ringer
Address: 117 Riverview
Phone: 320.308.2216
Email: cmst@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/cmst
Faculty: Communication Studies

BA in Communication Studies-Comprehensive Concentration (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  Select one course from the required courses in two of the following emphases (6 credits): Relational, Persuasion and Advocacy, Intercultural. Select one course (3 credits): CMST 340 or CMST 341 or CMST 441.

Electives

Communication Studies Comprehensive General Electives (9 credits): Select any three CMST 3 credit courses.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies-Intercultural Communication Concentration (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. 9 credits: CMST 338, CMST 339, CMST 439.

Electives

Intercultural Communication Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 229, CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 310 or CMST 410, CMST 324, 327, CMST 338 (repeatable with different world region), CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 420, CMST 428, CMST 429. Intercultural Communication General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403 or CMST 411.


BA in Communication Studies-Leadership & Organizational Communication Concentration (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  9 credits: CMST 340 or CMST 341, CMST 441, CMST 448

Electives

Leadership and Organizational Communication Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 229 or CMST 240, CMST 302 (Special Topics in Communication Studies with Leadership and  Organizational Communication designation - repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 318, CMST 321, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (Special Topics in Communication Studies with Leadership and Organizational Communication designation - repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 412, CMST 428, CMST 429, CMST 439, CMST 444. Leadership and Organizational Communication General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies-Relational Communication Concentration (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300/400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. 9 credits: CMST 320, CMST 321, CMST 420

Electives

Relational Communication Electives (6 credits):  Select two courses: CMST 229, CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 324, CMST 327, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 410, CMST 420 repeatable with different topic), CMST 439, CMST 444, CMST 448. Relational Communication General Electives (3 credits):  Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


BA in Communication Studies-Persuasion and Advocacy (40 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • FOR ALL concentrations: Take at least six CMST courses (18 credits) at the 300 or 400 level with at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 300 or 400 level requirement.
  • The B.A. major requires a minor or one year in a single foreign language.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330.  9 credits: Select one of the following: CMST 310 or CMST 318. Select two of the following: CMST 410 or CMST 411 or CMST 412 or CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration).

Electives

Persuasion and Advocacy Electives (6 credits): Select two courses: CMST 210 (if not taken in core), CMST 211 (if not taken in core), CMST 302 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 306 or ENGL 306, CMST 310, CMST 313, CMST 314, CMST 316, CMST 318, CMST 338, CMST 340, CMST 341, CMST 402 (repeatable with different topic and designated for this concentration), CMST 410, CMST 411, CMST 412, CMST 439, CMST 441, CMST 448. Persuasion and Advocacy General Electives (3 credits): Select any CMST 3 credit course.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403 or CMST 411. Students who double count CMST 411 as both the UDWR and as three credits of the emphasis program requirements should take one additional CMST elective.


BA in Communication Studies Supplementary Major (28 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • To be eligible for this major, the student must declare a primary major from another department in the University.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

16 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 301, CMST 300 or CMST 319, CMST 330.

Electives

Select 12 elective credits from the CMST curriculum in consultation with a CMST advisor. Take at least 5 CMST courses at the 300/400 level; 1 of those must be at the 400 level (excluding CMST 444, CMST 452, CMST 453, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies as counting toward the 400 level).

The Upper Division Writing Requirement (UDWR) is to be met in the student's primary major.


BS in Communication Arts and Literature (60 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Completion of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU, and submission of scores on the MTLE.
  • C or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; ; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421, ED 431, and CMST 455 or ENGL 455 (all three taken together); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • Double counting of one liberal education course toward an English program is permitted, but credit for 100 level courses and for 201 does not count toward the English major or minor.

Program Requirements

Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language (23 credits) Upper Level Writing (Select one): ENGL 331, ENGL 332, ENGL 333, ENGL 353; Required CMST 211, CMST 229, CMST 300, CMST 310; ENGL 361. Select one: CMST 220, CMST 340. Literature in Historical Context (19 credits) British Literature: ENGL 323. Early British Literature (Select one): ENGL 321, ENGL 322, ENGL 325. Late British (Select one): ENGL 326, ENGL 327, ENGL 328. American Literature: Early American (Select one): ENGL 310, ENGL 311. Late American (Select one): ENGL 312, ENGL 313. Multicultural, Global, and Gender Perspectives (Select one): (To double count for Liberal Education, students must take at least one of the following Diversity courses: ENGL 203, ENGL 215, ENGL 216) or other diversity courses with approval of advisor. Theory and Practice (Select one): ENGL 300 or another course with approval of advisor. Pedagogy. ENGL 351, ENGL 451 (UDWR), CMST 452.



Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing ENGL 451.


BS in Communication Studies Interdepartmental (55 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Take at least two courses (6 credits) at the 400 level: CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies will not count toward the 400 level requirement.
  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

19 credits: CMST 200, CMST 211 or CMST 210, CMST 220, CMST 300, CMST 301, CMST 319, CMST 330. Students will select 3 credits from the following courses: CMST 410, CMST 411, CMST 412, CMST 420, CMST 439, CMST 441, CMST 448.

Electives

Students will select 6 elective CMST credits in consultation with an advisor. Students will select 24 elective credits from at least two other departments (in consultation with an advisor and approved by the department).

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing CMST 403.


Minor in Applied Relational Conflict Management (21 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

CMST 321, CMST 428, CMST 429. Select two of the following: CMST 220, CMST 229, CMST 302, CMST 318, CMST 339, CMST 412, CMST 402. In consultation with advisor, select 6 credits of related coursework from: CJS 489, ETHS 312, ETHS 405, HURL 201, HURL 406, MGMT 352, MGMT 365, MGMT 451, PSY 270, PSY 355, PSY 425, SOC 201, SOC 268, SOC 310, SOC 366, SOC 374, SOC 472, SOC 474.



Minor in Communication Studies (19 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

CMST 200, CMST 210 or CMST 211, CMST 220 or CMST 340, CMST 300 or CMST 319. Select: One course at 400 level.

Electives

Select: Two electives, one of which must be at 300/400 level. CMST 444, CMST 491, CMST 492 and independent studies do not count toward the 300/400 level requirement.

Minor in Intercultural Communication (21 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0

Notes

  • Transfer students - please see department website for additional information.

Program Requirements

CMST 220, CMST 330, CMST 338, CMST 439. Select one: ETHS 201, ANTH 250. Select two: CMST 339; AFST 250; ANTH 311; LAST 250, LAST 350; ENGL 184; GER 341; JPN 101; GEOG 270, GEOG 486; HIST 350, HIST 352, HIST 354, HIST 370; EAST 363, EAST 364; HURL 201; MGMT 470; POL 251, POL 337; SST 470 or any foreign language course 200-level or above.



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