Document Type

Program Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 ACADEMIC PROGRAM PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 30, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Communication, Dr. Ann Atkinson, 358- 2466, PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Communication, Dr. Ann Atkinson, 358-2466, PROPOSED ACTION: Change in requirements CURRENT PROGRAM: LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT The student must complete a one-course requirement in a language other than English as specified by the Language Requirement for Students with Majors in the School of Arts and Humanities. The complete policy statement is located at the beginning of the Bachelor’s Degree Programs section in this catalog. INTEGRAT IVE STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (minimum) 44 credits MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 40 credits The application for formal admission to the Communication major typically occurs during the first or second semester of the sophomore year. To be admitted to the major, the student must have completed IHCOMM 171, COMM 175, and IHPHIL 100. The student must earn a grade of at least a C and achieve an average GPA of at least 2.5 for the three courses. The student must provide a transcript showing his or her grades to a Communication advisor. If the grade requirements are met, the advisor will sign the Declaration of Major form that formally admits the student to the major. Core Courses (16 credits) IHCOMM 171 Public Speaking COMM 175 Introduction to Communication Studies IHPHIL 100 Logical Argumentation JRN 100 Introduction to Mass Communication Communication Studies Option (24 credits) Ethics (4 credits) 2 one of the following: COMM 320 Ethics in Communication IHPHIL 220 Ethics PHIL 322 Media Ethics Theory (4 credits) COMM 376 Theory of Communication and Rhetoric Research Methods (4 credits) Research Met


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

COMM Program Proposal