Jul 16, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Global Communication - BA


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  • For more information about Global Communication, please see Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course of the student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

NOTE:  A Minor or additional Major must be completed in order to complete all requirements for this major.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     CMST 1330: Introduction to Global Communication (BSS)   3    
Breadth Requirement 3   ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Literacy (QL)   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Lower Division Language or Elective 3-5   Lower Division Language or Elective 3-5  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15-17   TOTAL CREDITS: 15-17  

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Area I Option Course 3   CMST 3330: Intercultural Communication (DSS)   3    
Ethics Requirement Course 3   Area II Option Course 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Elective Course 3  
Lower Division Language or Elective 3-5   Lower Division Language or Elective 3-5  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15-17   TOTAL CREDITS: 15-17  

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Area III Option Course 3   CMST 4330: Advanced Perspectives in Global Communication   3    
Area Specialization Course 3   Language/Culture Required Option II Course 3  
Language/Culture Required Option I Course 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Area Specialization  Course

3   CMST 5950: Global Communication Practicum   3    
Language/Culture Required Option III Course  3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Communications Intensive (CI)  3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Minimum Departmental Requirements


Total Credits:

Global Communication Major                                                     39

Grade Point Average to Declare this Major                               3.0 Career GPA

Grade Point Average to Graduate with Major                              2.5 GPA within Major/Minor Classes

A minimum of 50 percent of major credits must be earned at USU

At least half (50 percent) of the credits earned for these degrees must be completed in upper-division USU courses offered by the Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies.  All other credits (including transfer and study abroad credits) must be approved by the  faculty or academic advisor in order to be counted toward these degrees.

Note:

A Minor or additional Major must be completed in order to complete all requirements for this major.

Courses for the Global Communication Major require minimum grades of C- or better

Courses for the Global Communication Major may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis

Course Requirements


Global Communication Major Requirements (39 credits) (2.5 GPA)


NOTE:  A Minor or an additional Major is required in order to complete requirements for the Global Communication Major.

No more than 9 credit hours of the Global Communication major can overlap with an additional declared major.

As many as 19 credits completed at other colleges or universities may be used to partially satisfy these requirements. For more information, students should contact their advisor.

Students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in all classes applied toward the major.

B. Communication Specialization Requirement (15 credits)


Three courses must be completed from your chosen Area of Specialization.   Plus 1 course from each of the remaining two areas shown below:

D. Language/Culture Specific Requirement (9 credits)


One course with 3 or 4 credits is required from each of the three options below. Important: All three courses must be from the same language.

If your area of language expertise is not in one of the languages we teach, please see the department academic advisor for other options.

E. Practicum (3 credits)


The Practicum may not be completed (not concurrent enrollment) until the student has taken at least one course in each of the five areas (A-D) shown above and at least 18 credits in the major have been completed.  Students are responsible for arranging for their own practicum. Students are encouraged to find or create a practicum that is related to their personal interests and will serve their goals after graduation. The practicum should tie together various elements of the program through practical experience, in-service learning, or internship experience in a cultural community distinct from the student's own culture.  Students should complete their practicum plan on at least 135 contact hours, and should plan for their practicum early.  We recommend at least 1 year of study and coursework before the planned practicum semester.  Approval for a particular practicum experience must be granted by the student's faculty advisor and the LPCS Department Head prior to the experience.  Students should visit with the faculty advisor early in the decision process.  There are three types of options for a student to complete the practicum requirement.  1.  Global Engagement; 2.  Institutional Global Experience; and 3. Local Intercultural Experience.   See the academic advisor for more information about Global Com Practicum Options and Practicum Guildelines Information Packet.   

Bachelor of Arts Degree Language Requirement


Bachelor of Arts Degree


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree signifies proficiency in one of more foreign languages.  Specifically, the BA requirement may be completed in one of the following ways:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language by successful completion of one course at the 2020-level or higher (or its equivalent).

    Or
  • Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language by successful completion of COMD 4920 and COMD 4780, and by passing an exit interview.

    Or
  • Demonstration of proficiency in two foreign languages by successful completion of the 1020 course level in one language and the 2010 course level in the second language (or its equivalent).

    Or
  • Completion of an upper-division (3000-level or higher) foreign language grammar or literature course requiring the 2020 course level (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite.  Conversation courses cannot be considered for satisfying this requirement.

For nonnative English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  • Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students.

    Or
  • TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

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