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    For students entering in 2023-24
Global Communication & World Languages (B.A.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Global Communication & World Languages (B.A.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major and not meant to replace regular academic or program advising.
  • The plan is flexible and can be changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with an academic and/or program advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and 45 major-specific credits to earn a B.A. in Global Communication & World Languages.
  • Transfer students and those seeking second majors should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, contact a School of Communication Program Advisor.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.

Year 1

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • COM 100 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)*
  • COM 111 - We Are What We Speak: Communicating with Linguistic Diversity (3 credits)

Spring Semester (9 credits for major)

  • COM 210 - Theories of Persuasion (3 credits)
  • COM 102 - Public Speaking in a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • Complete up to 201 in Language focus based on your chosen language track (3 credits). You can find all 201 language courses on the Global Communication and World Languages Catalog page.

* To enroll in 300 level courses in the School of Communication, the prerequisites are COM 100 with a minimum grade of B- and COM 295 with a minimum grade of C, or as a corequisite.

 


 

Year 2

Year 2 Notes

During your second year, you need to complete 9 credits of electives in your chosen language track,  3 credits of COM 295, 3 credits of COM 211, and  3 credits from COM 314 or COM 350. You can choose how to distribute these credits over the year. Please note that COM 295 is a co-requisite for 300 level courses in the School of Communication. Below is a sample.

Fall Semester (9 credits for major)

You select three classes from the following list:

  • COM 211-  Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 295 - Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • COM 314 - Communication Theory (3 credits) or COM 350 Mass Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • Select 9 credits in your language focus. You can find all language courses on the Global Communication and World Languages Catalog page.

Spring Semester (9 credits for major)

You select three remaining classes from the following list:

  • COM 211 - Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 295 - Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • COM 314 - Communication Theory (3 credits) or COM 350 Mass Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • Select 9 credits in your language focus. You can find all language courses on the Global Communication and World Languages Catalog page.

 



Year 3

Year 3 Notes

During your third year, you need to complete 9 credits of electives in your chosen language track, 3 credits from 399/499/490 in your language track, and 3 credits of COM 411. You can choose how to distribute these credits over the year. Below is a sample.

Fall Semester (9 credits for major)

You select three classes from the following list:

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

You select two remaining classes from the following list:

 


 

Year 4

Year 4 Notes

During your fourth year, you need to complete the 498 Junior/Senior Seminar in your chosen language track, and can finish any remaining major electives. You can choose how to distribute these credits over the year. Below is a sample.

Fall Semester (3 credits for major)

  • 498 Language Junior/Senior Seminar

Spring Semester (0-3 credits for major)

  • If you have not completed all of your language track electives, you can do so in your fourth year.

  

 

Chapman Catalog

Global Communication & World Languages (B.A.)


View all requirements, courses, and electives on the Global Communication & World Languages (B.A.) catalog page.