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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

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
PREP 100  First Year Seminar (1 hour)
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hrs)
COMM 102 Elements of Oral Communication (3 hrs)1

General Education Disciplinary Perspective
Meet with your advisor to prepare for Prep 499

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hrs)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hrs)

 General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 110 Media Writing 1
COMM 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hrs)
COMM 400 Communicating the Law, Social Unrest, and Political Change (3 hrs)4

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COM 303 Family Communication (3 hrs)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 5 FALL 2017
COMM 208 Critical Thinking & Argumentation (3 hrs)
COMM 340 Communicating Teamwork, Leadership, Group Communication (3 hrs)
COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs)

 General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 395 Research Methods (2 hrs)3
COMM 317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hrs)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication ( 3 hrs)
COMM 420 Recreating Image: Religion, Sport, Organizations, and Politics (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 7 FALL 2018
COMM 395 Research Methods (2 hrs)3
COMM 450 Tpcs in Communication: Contemporary Issues (3 hrs)2
COMM 350 Communication in Pop Culture (3 hrs)4

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
COMM 450 Tpcs in Communication: Contemporary Issues (3 hrs)2
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Special Instructions for Advisors:

1This course is offered every semester but should be taken early in the program for student success.
2 This course is offered as the scheduling allows and as contemporary issues arise.
3 This course is an independent study kind of course in which the student will work on a research project of her/his choosing.
4 This course may be offered at different times, depending on the demand.

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Convergent Journalism

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

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
ENG 110 College Writing I (3sh)
COMM 110 Media Writing I (3sh)
COMM 111 Radio Production
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1sh)
PREP 100 First Year Seminar (1sh)
 

Plus General Education Course(s)

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
ENG 120 College Writing II (3sh)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3sh)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3sh)
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1sh)

Plus General Education Course(s)

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 102 Oral Communication (3sh)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3sh)
COMM 205 Intro to Photography (3sh)
COMM 214 Video News Production (3sh)
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1sh)
COMM 233 Television Experience (1sh)

Plus General Education Course(s)

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3sh)
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3sh)
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3sh)
COMM 221 Newspaper Experience (1sh)
COMM 231 Radio Experience (1sh)

Plus General Education Course(s)

Semester 5 FALL 2017
CPTR 211 Basic Information and Website Design (3sh)
COMM 223 Yearbook Experience (1sh)
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1sh)
 

Plus General Education Course(s)
Required elective(s) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3sh)
COMM 312 Visual Story Telling (3sh)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3sh)
COMM 223 Yearbook Experience (1sh)
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1sh)


Plus General Education Course(s)
Required elective(s) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 7 FALL 2018
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1sh)

Required elective(s) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3sh)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3sh)
COMM 321 Convergent News Experience (1sh)

All students must complete 124 total credit hours
All students must take general education courses plus PREP 499

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

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
LAS 110 College Writing I (3sh)
COMM 110 Media Writing 1 (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
LAS 120 College Writing II (3sh)
COMM 102 Oral Communications (3sh)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 214 Video News Production (3sh)
COMM 246 History of TV (3sh)
COMM 211 Intro to Cinema (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Comm (3sh)
COMM 103 Graphic Design (3sh)
COMM 349 Asian Cinema (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 5 FALL 2017
COMM 248 History of Cinema (3sh)
COMM 205 Intro to Photography (3sh)
   (or COMM 206)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 312 Visual Storytelling (3sh)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication (3sh)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3sh)
COMM 348 Western Cinema (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 7 FALL 2018
COMM 399 Screenwriting (3sh)
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
COMM 315 Persuasion (3sh)
COMM 454 Senior Project in Film (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

 

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New Media

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

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
LAS 110 College Writing I (3sh)
COMM 110 Media Writing I (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
LAS 120 College Writing II (3sh)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3sh)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3sh)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3sh)
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3sh)

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 346 MM Auth For CD ROM & Web (3sh)
CPTR 211 Basic Info & Website Design (3sh)
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3sh)
COMM 320 Adv Web Design: Graphic Tech (3sh) OR
CPTR 321 Adv Web Design 

Semester 5 FALL 2017
ENG 260 Advanced Composition (3sh)
MATH 110 College Algebra (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3sh
ENG 340 Lang: Structure and Meaning (3sh)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses
Required elective (3sh) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 7 FALL 2018
Required elective (3sh) see suggested electives for this major

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
COMM 315 Persuasion (3sh)
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3sh)

 

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 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
PREP 100  First Year Seminar (1 hour)
ENG 110 College Writing I (3 hrs)
COMM 110 Media Writing 1(3 hrs)
COMM 102 Elements of Oral Communication (3 hrs)*

General Education Disciplinary Perspective

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
ENG 120 College Writing II (3 hrs)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 345 Desktop Publishing (3 hrs)
COMM 215 Intercultural Communication (3 hrs)2
CPTR 211 Basic Information and Web Site Design (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3 sh)
COMM 206 Digital Photography (3 hrs)3

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 5 FALL 2017
COMM 208 Critical Thinking & Argumentation (3 hrs)
COMM 203 Interpersonal Communication (3 hrs)1
COMM 205 Intro to Photography (3 hrs)3
COMM 340 Communicating Teamwork, Leadership, Group Communication (3 hrs)
ENG 360 Advanced Composition (3 hrs)4
COMM 294 Public Relations (3 hrs)

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3 hrs)3
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3 hrs)
COMM 317 Advanced Presentational Speaking (3 hrs)
ENG 330 Creative Writing: (3 hrs)5
COMM 410 Theories of Human Communication ( 3 hrs)

 General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 7 FALL 2018
ENG 445 Creative Writing: (3 hrs)5

General Education Disciplinary Perspectives

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
COMM 315 Persuasion (3 hrs)
ENG 340 Language Structure and Meaning (3 hrs)
ENG 424 Professional Writing (3 hrs)
ENG 348 Creative Writing: (3 hrs)5
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3 hrs)

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

This plan is for freshman entering: Fall 2015

Semester 1 FALL 2015
LAS 110 College Writing I (3sh)
COMM 110 Media Writing I (3sh)
COMM 111 Radio Production (3sh)

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 2 SPRING 2016
LAS 120 College Writing II (3sh)
COMM 101 Survey of Mass Communication (3sh)
COMM 114 Video Field Production (3sh)
COMM 250 Media Law and Ethics (3sh)

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 3 FALL 2016
COMM 214 Video News Production (3sh) 
COMM 246 History of TV (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses (3sh)
Required elective (3sh) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 4 SPRING 2017
COMM/ART 103 Graphic Design (3sh)
COMM 202 Oral Storytelling (3sh)
COMM 201 Media Writing II (3sh)

Plus General Education Courses

Semester 5 FALL 2017
COMM 248 History of Cinema (3sh)

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 6 SPRING 2018
COMM 312 Visual Storytelling (3sh)
COMM 410 Theories of Human Comm (3sh)

Plus  General Education Courses

Semester 7 FALL 2018
Required elective (3sh) see suggested electives for this major

Semester 8 SPRING 2019
COMM 315 Persuasion (3sh)
PREP 499 Career Prep and Plan (3sh)

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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