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2012-2013 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Communication Design (B.A)



Communication Design (B.A)
1.     Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after.  See “General 
        Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.”
2.     Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts.
        6 semester hours of sophomore foreign language
3.     General requirements:
        • Upper Division – ENGL 3430 Professional Writing; DSGN 3320 Advanced Typography; DSGN 3321
           Theories of Design, DSGN 3322 Advanced Design; DSGN 4300 Selected Topics in Design; DSGN 
           4310 History of Design; DSGN 4312 Digital Design; DSGN 4316 Visual Communication; DSGN 4318 
           Senior Seminar; DSGN 4320 Design Internship; DSGN 4322 Senior Portfolio
4.     Concentration/Specialization: 12 semester hours.  Students must take four of the following courses: COMM
        4330 Theories of Web Design; COMM 4318 Mass Media Communication; GMNG 3310 3D Modeling; 
        GMNG 4316 Advanced Leveling; GMNG 4318 Advanced Animation for Gaming; HUMA 4312 
        Classical Greece and Rome; HUMA 4313 Medieval and Renaissance Civilization; HUMA 4314 The Age 
        of Enlightenment; HUMA 4315 The Age of Revolution; HUMA 4317 The Modern Era; MKTG 3311 
        Principles of Marketing
5.     Free electives - Enough electives to fulfill the 120 semester hour requirement and the 54 semester hours of 
        upper division courses.

These requirements are summarized in the following table:

Communication Design Plan

I. CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS
(42 total core hours required).
LD LD/UD UD TOTAL
    English Composition 6     6
    College Math or higher 3     3
    Natural Sciences 6     6
    Humanities 3     3
    Visual/Performing Arts 3     3
    U.S. History 6     6
    Political Science 6     6
    Social/Behavioral Science 3     3
    Speech 3     3
    Computer Literacy 3     3

II. PLAN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

LD

LD/UD

UD

TOTAL
    A. General
        ENGL 3430 Professional Writing     4 4
        Foreign Language (6 s.h. in same foreign language)   6   6
        DSGN 3320 Advanced Typography       3
        DSGN 3321 Theories of Design       3
        DSGN 3322 Advanced Design       3
        DSGN 4300 Selected Topics in Design       3
        DSGN 4310 History of Design       3
        DSGN 4312 Digital Design       3
        DSGN 4316 Visual Communication       3
        DSGN 4318 Senior Seminar       3
        DSGN 4320 Design Internship       3
        DSGN 4322 Senior Portfolio       3

B. Concentration / Specialization (12 s.h.)
        Four of the following courses:  COMM 4330, COMM 4318       3
        GMNG 3310; GMNG 4316; GMNG 4318; HUMA 4312       3
        HUMA 4313; HUMA 4314; HUMA 4315;       3
        HUMA 4317; MKTG 3311       3

III. FREE ELECTIVES – Additional hours to satisfy the minimum of 120 credit hours on the degree plan and any other minimums such as 54 upper division hours.
* TOTAL       120
* Total must be minimum of 120 semester hours with minimum 54 s.h.at upper division level.