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Academic Four-Year Plan

Courses are offered in sequences, or on a rotation basis. Students should be aware of when courses are offered and prerequisites for courses to avoid postponing graduation due to missing required courses. Please click on the email or or use the phone contact to talk to a faculty member in a specific program for more information


 

Communication Studies

Contact Person: Tracy Frederick
Phone: 6329  Email: tracy.frederick@sckans.edu

Freshman FALL
COMM 102 Oral Communication (3 hr)
    Offered every semester, but advised to take at the beginning of the program
COMM 110 Media Writing (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Freshman SPRING
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hr)
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Sophomore FALL
COMM 203 Interpersonal Comm (3 hr)
COMM 208 Critical Thinking & Argument (3hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Sophomore SPRING
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hr)
COMM 303 Family Communication (3hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Junior FALL
COMM 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hr)
COMM 340 Communicating Teamwork (3  hr)
COMM 350 Communicating Pop Culture (3 hrs)

Plus General Education Courses 

Junior SPRING
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hr)
COMM 317  Advanced Presentational Speaking  (3 hr)


Plus General Education Courses

Senior FALL
COMM 400 Communicating the Law (3 hrs)

Plus General Education Courses

Senior SPRING
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication (3 hr)
COMM 420 Recreating Image  (3 hrs)

Plus General Education Courses

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Convergent Journalism

Contact Person: Stacy Sparks
Phone: 6320  Email: Stacy.Sparks@sckans.edu

Freshman FALL
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hr)
COMM 110 Media Writing I (3 hr)
COMM 205 Intro to Photography (3 hr)
COMM 231 Radio Experience (1 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Freshman SPRING
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hr)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hr)
COMM 111 Radio Production (3 hr)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3 hr)
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3 hr)

Sophomore FALL
COMM 102 Oral Communication (3 hr)
COMM 214 Video News Production (3 hr)
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1 hr)
COMM 231 Radio Experience (1 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Sophomore SPRING
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3 hr)
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hr)
COMM 233 Television Experience (1 hr)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hr)
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Junior FALL
COMM 223 Yearbook Experience (1 hr)
COMM 312 Visual Story Telling (3 hr)
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1 hr)
Required elective(s): see suggested electives for this major

Plus General Education Courses

Junior SPRING
COMM 223 Yearbook Experience (1 hr)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hr)
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1 hr)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 hr)
Required elective(s): see suggested electives for this major

Plus General Education Courses

Senior FALL
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1 hr)
Required elective(s): see suggested electives for this major

Senior SPRING
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1 hr)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3 hr)

Special Instructions for Advisors:
Majors should take at least one activity hour a semester and/or the required activities for any COMM scholarship.  See catalog for list of approved electives.

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Film Studies and Production

Contact Person: Bill DeArmond
Phone:  6337     Email: Bill.DeArmond@sckans.edu

Freshman FALL
ENG 110 College Writing 1 (3 hr)
COMM 211 Intro to Cinema (3hr)
COMM 246 History of TV (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Freshman SPRING
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hr)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3hr)
COMM 349 Asian Cinema (3hr)
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses
   

Sophomore FALL
COMM 248 History of Cinema (3 hr)
COMM 110 Media Writing 1 (3 hr)
COMM 205 Intro to Photography (3 hr)
COMM 214 Video News Production (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Sophomore SPRING
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Comm (3 hr)
COMM 103 Graphic Design (3 hr)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hr)
COMM 312 Visual Storytelling (3 hr)
COMM 348 Western Cinema (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Junior FALL 

Junior SPRING
COMM 315 Persuasion (3hr)

Senior FALL
COMM 399 Screenwriting (3 hr)

Senior SPRING
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3 hr)
COMM 454 Senior Project in Film (3 hr)


 

New Media

Contact Person: Tom Jacobs
Phone: 6351   Email: Tom.Jacobs@sckans.edu

Freshman FALL (12 hr)
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hr)
COMM 110 Media Writing (3 hr)

Plus 2 General Education Courses

Freshman SPRING (12 hr)
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hr)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hr)
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3 hr)

Plus General Education Course

Sophomore FALL (12 hr)
COMM 346 MM Auth For CD ROM & Web (3 hr)
CPTR 211 Basic Info & Website Design (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Sophomore SPRING (12 hr) 
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3 hr)
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3 hr)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 hr)
COMM 320 Adv Web Design: Graphic Tech (3 hr) or 
  CPTR 321 Adv Web Design  – offered every fall

Junior FALL (18 hr) 
CPTR 321 Adv Web Design: Dynamic; Interactive (3 hr)  
    or COMM 320 – offered every spring
ENG 260 Advanced Composition (3 hr)
MATH 110 College Algebra (3 hr)
Required elective (3 hr): see suggested electives for this major

Plus 2 General Education Courses (6 hr)

Junior SPRING (9 hr)
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hr)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hr)
ENG 340 Lang: Structure and Meaning (3 hr)

Senior FALL (6 hr)
Required elective (3 hr): see suggested electives for this major

Plus 1 General Education Course (3 hr)

Senior SPRING (9 hr)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hr)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3 hr)

 

Special Instructions for Advisors:
Majors should take at least one activity hour a semester and/or the required activities for any COMM scholarship.  See catalog for list of approved electives.

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Professional Communciation

Contact Person: Dr. Tracy Frederick
Phone: 620.229.6329   Email: Tracy.Frederick@sckans.edu

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2011

Semester 1 FALL 2011:
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hrs)
COMM 102 Elements of Oral Communication (3 hrs)*
COMM 110 Media Writing 1(3hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspective

 

Semester 2 SPRING 2012:
ENG 120 College Writing II (3hrs)


General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 3 FALL 2012:
COMM 208 Critical Thinking & Argumentation (3hrs)
COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs)1
ENG 330 Creative Writing: Short Story (3hrs)5


General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 4 SPRING 2013:
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hrs)3
COMM 317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3hrs)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3hrs)
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3sh)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 5 FALL 2013:
COMM 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hrs)2
CPTR 211 Basic Information and Web Site Design (3hrs)
ENG 260 Advanced Composition (3 hrs)4
ENG 337 Creative Writing: Poetry (3hrs)5
COMM 294 Public Relations (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 6 SPRING 2014:
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hrs)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
ENG 445 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3 hrs)5


General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 7 FALL 2014:
COMM 340 Communicating Teamwork, Leadership, Group Communication (3hrs)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 hrs)
LAS  499 Responsibility for the Future (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 8 SPRING 2015:
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication ( 3 hrs)
ENG 340 Language Structure and Meaning (3 hrs)
ENG 348 Creative Writing: Novella (3hrs)5


General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Special Instructions for Advisors:
Students in this major should declare a minor.

* offered every semester but should be taken early in the program for student success.
1 or COMM 215 Intercultural Communication
2 or COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication
3 or COMM 205 Intro. to Photography, or COMM 114 Video Field Production
4 or  COMM 210
5 Choose three hours (one class) from the following:

ENG 330 Creative Writing: Short Story
ENG 337 Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 348 Creative Writing: Novella
ENG 445 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
ENG 447 Creative Writing: Genre Fiction

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Radio/Television Production and Performance

Contact Person: Tom Jacobs
Phone: 6351   Email: Tom.Jacobs@sckans.edu

Freshman FALL (12 hr)
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hr)
COMM 110 Media Writing (3 hr)

Plus 2 General Education Courses (6 hr)

Freshman SPRING (15 hr)
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hr)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hr)
COMM 111 Radio Production (3 hr)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3 hr)
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3 hr)

Sophomore FALL (12 hr)
COMM 214 Video News Production (3 hr)
COMM 248 History of Cinema (3 hr)
Required elective (3 hr): see suggested electives for this major

Plus 1 General Education Course (3 hr)

Sophomore SPRING (15 hr) 
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3 hr)
COMM 202 Oral Storytelling (3 hr)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hr)

Plus 2 General Education Courses (6 hr)

Junior FALL (12 hr) 
COMM 246 History of TV (3 hr)
COMM 312 Visual Storytelling (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Junior SPRING (6 hr)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hr)

Plus General Education Courses

Senior FALL (3 hr)
Required elective (3 hr): see suggested electives for this major

Senior SPRING (6 hr)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3 hr)

Special Instructions for Advisors:
COMM 233 TV Experience (1 sh) must be taken 3 times.
COMM 231 Radio Experience (1 sh) must be taken 3 times.
Majors should take at least one activity hour a semester and/or the required activities for any COMM scholarship.  See catalog for list of approved electives.

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Speech and Theatre Education

Contact Persons:
Education: Dr. Pam Green  Phone: x6331
Speech:  Dr. Tracy Frederick  Phone: x6329
Theatre:  Allyson Moon or Roger Moon  Phone: x6244 or 6328

This plan is for freshmen entering Fall 2011.

Semester 1 FALL 2011:
EDUC 150  Introduction to Education1 (2 hours)
ENG 110  College Writing 1 (3 hours)
PSYC 112  General Psychology2 (4 hours)
COMM 102 Elements of Oral Communication3 (3 hrs)


* See note
General Education Disciplinary Perspectives3

Semester 2 SPRING 2012:
ENG 120  College Writing 2 (3 hours)
MATH 110  College Algebra (3 hours)
PSYC 218  Developmental Psychology  (3 hours)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives3

Semester 3 FALL 2012:
EDUC 215  Foundations of Education1 (3 hours)
General Education Disciplinary Elective3 (3 hours)
COMM 110 Media Writing 19 (3hrs)
COMM 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hrs)

Recommend making formal application to Teacher Education Program during sophomore year

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives3

Semester 4 SPRING 2013:
EDUC 216 Diversity Field Experience5 (1 hour)
EDUC 220 Educational Technology (3 hours)
PESS 205 Critical Issues in Health (3 hours)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Electives3

Semester 5 FALL 2013:
EDUC 322 Educational Psychology6 (3 hours) OR
EDUC 323 Introduction to Exceptionalities6
(3 hours)
EDUC 344 Content Area Literacy (3 hours)
COMM 208 Critical Thinking & Argumentation (3hrs)
COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 6 SPRING 2014:
EDUC 322 Educational Psychology6 (3 hours) OR
EDUC 323 Introduction to Exceptionalities6 (3 hours)
EDUC 352 Principles of Effective Secondary Instruction6 (3 hours)
COMM 317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3hrs)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication ( 3 hrs)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives3

Semester 7 FALL 2014:
EDUC 438 Teaching (subject) in the Secondary School6 (3 hours)
EDUC 439 Secondary School Methods and Management6 (3 hours)
LAS 499 Responsibility for the Future (3 hours)
COMM 401 Debate Case Analysis and Case Construction8 (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives3

Semester 8 SPRING 2015:
EDUC 440 Student Teaching Seminar6 (1 hour)
EDUC 449 Observation and Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School6 (12 hours)

Special Instructions for Advisors: 

* Note: Students much complete a Speech and a Theatre “experience checklist” prior to graduation. It is in the best interest of the student to begin working through this checklist as soon as possible.

1 Alternately may enroll in this course in a subsequent semester (prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program) if necessitated by scheduling constraints.

2 General Psychology (a required course for admission into the Teacher Education Program) may also be used to satisfy the General Education Disciplinary Elective in the area of Social Science.

3 All remaining General Education Disciplinary Electives should be carefully selected in order to ensure meeting course requirements in the areas of Natural Science, Humanities, Other Cultures and the Arts.

4 Refer to Four-Year Plan relative to applicable licensure area for suggested sequence of content area courses.  (Note: Some adjustment to prototype format may be necessary due to prerequisites and/or course rotation considerations).

5 EDUC 216 requires 20 hours of field-based observation in a diverse school setting.  This course can be taken any semester prior to student teaching.

6 Enrollment in this course is open only to those students who have been formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

7 Students are required to take 2 hours minimum (2 semesters) of this course. Students are, however, encouraged to continue their participation beyond the required semesters.

8 EDUC 438: It is in the best interest of the student to take this course in the fall along with COMM 401.
This course must be taken in the fall since debate is only offered in the fall semester in Kansas High Schools.

9 Offered every fall.

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