A new curriculum
went into effect in the School of Communications this year. In addition
to new course names and sequencing, the 52-hour major requires
an internship or non-credit work experience, which 75 percent of
our students already do voluntarily. Also, the new curriculum waives
eight hours of JCM electives for any student who does a double major
outside the School of Communications.
advising season, we provide students and faculty advisers with the
following overview of our transition plan from the old to the new
JUNIORS AND SENIORS
degree audit continues to show the old curriculum. Of courses, some
courses in the old curriculum are no longer offered. For example,
the old Corporate curriculum lists JCM 318 Organizational Communications
as a requirement. To fulfill this requirement, students must take
the replacement course JCM 334 Communications Research.
A master list
of old courses matched with equivalent new courses is provided at
the bottom of this article. We continue to ask juniors and seniors
to comply with the School's 80/65 accreditation requirement (80
or more credit hours outside the School of Communications, with
at least 65 of those hours in General Studies or the arts and sciences).
The degree audit shows where you stand in relation to the 80/65
requirement. In order to host an accreditation review team, we must
graduate the next two senior classes in compliance with the rule.
FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES
degree audit shows the new curriculum.
this is exactly what appears in your 2003-04 Academic Catalog.
we designated the new curriculum on your degree audit because you
are very early in our curriculum and we didn't want you and your
adviser to spend the next two or three years working with a degree
audit showing courses that no longer exist. We did go through sophomore
records individually to address any complication (for instance,
a few Corporate students took a business course not in the new curriculum,
and we are in the process of updating degree audits to give credit
for the course).
transfer students with a lot of credit hours have degree audits
that reflect the old curriculum.
Here are Winter
Term and Spring 2004 courses in the new curriculum (with the equivalent
courses of the old curriculum in parentheses). One substitutes for
Comm in a Global Society (formerly 215 Intro to Comm)
Professional Speaking (formerly Presentational Speaking)
Media Writing (formerly Writing and Info Gathering)
Digital Media Convergence (formerly 240 TV Production)
Reporting for Public Good (formerly 225)
Public Relations (formerly 333)
Development of Cinema (formerly 261)
Media and Culture (formerly Media and Society)
Writing for Electronic Media (formerly 335)
Editing and Design (formerly Editing and Layout)
Comm Research (fulfills 318 Org Comm requirement)
Broadcast Performance (formerly 245)
Web Publishing (formerly 387)
Media Law and Ethics (formerly 465)
To view the
new curriculum by interest area, go to the"Our Curriculum"
link on the site navigation area of this web site and click on the
right on Journalism, Broadcast and New Media, Corporate Communications,