Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Communication Studies (Persuasion, Advocacy, and Civic Engagement Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires six additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  4. The core courses required of all Communication Studies students are COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301 and COMM 3302.
  5. For transfer students, 12 semester credit hours in Communications (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Communications Field of Study (FOS) and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication Studies at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list. In the case where there is no Texas State University course number equivalent to a TCCN number, an elective will be counted.
    COMM 1310Fundamentals of Human Communication3
    TCCN: SPCH 1311
    COMM 2338Public Speaking3
    TCCN: SPCH 1315
    COMM 2315Interpersonal Communication3
    TCCN: SPCH 1318
    COMM Elective3
    TCCN: SPCH 1321
    Total Hours12
  6. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

 Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
US 11001
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 23153
COMM 23383
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 31
SophomoreHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
COMM 23303
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
Modern Language 14104
Modern Language 14204
American History Component Code 0606
 29
JuniorHours
COMM 33013
COMM 33023
Persuasive COMM Advanced Electives6
Minor9
BA ENG Literature3
Modern Language 23103
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
 30
SeniorHours
Persuasive COMM Advanced Electives9
Modern Language 23203
Minor9
Free Electives9
 30
Total Hours: 120
Persuasive Communication Electives
Communication Theory
Rhetoric, Race, and Memory
Speechwriting
Communication and Conflict Management
Argumentation and Debate
Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement
Media Criticism
American Speeches
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
Organizational Rhetoric
Persuasion
Advanced Public Speaking
Political Communication
Environmental Communication and Sustainability
Leadership and Communication
Communication Internship