2003-2004 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication (907) 474-6591B.A., M.A.
Minimum Requirements for Degree: B.A.: 120 credits; M.A.: 30-34 credits
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The communication program prepares students to handle the challenges of communicating effectively and ethically in a rapidly changing world characterized by diversity in gender, cultural background and belief. The communication program provides a comprehensive background in the discipline in preparation for employment or further education. Individuals majoring in other disciplines find communication electives valuable additions to their programs.
The M.A. in professional communication provides advanced education for individuals in or pursuing communication related careers in public/nonprofit organizations, media organizations, health care organizations or in higher education. Students take courses that focus on organizational communication theory and practices.
The program is both theoretically and pragmatically oriented to prepare students for the professional workplace or for doctoral study in organizations.
* M.A. degree in Professional Communication.
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** With approval of advisor, an appropriate level special topics or independent studies course in communication may be used to meet this requirement.
*** If taken to meet the upper division of baccalaureate core requirement for Ethics/Values and Choices in the Perspectives in the Human Condition, then the student must take an additional 300- or 400-level communication course to complete the major.
Minor1. Complete the following:
3. Minimum credits required (15 credits)
Note: Courses designated as social science or humanities that are taken for the minor may also be used to fulfill social science and/or humanities distribution requirements for the B.A. degree.
1. Complete the general university requirements.
Communicationa. Complete the following:
* Students in the journalism concentration who elect to complete a non-thesis project should take 6 credits of JRN 698 rather than COMM/JRN 699.
** Students may take 300-, 400-, and 600-level courses in art, education, English, journalism, communication, marketing, business administration, and northern studies as well as graduate level independent studies to fulfill 6-credits of the elective requirement, if approved by the student's committee. Students will also be able to apply up to 6 credits of appropriate graduate level coursework from other universities in the elective area if approved by the student's committee.
*** This 1 credit course may be taken up to four times.
Note: A maximum of 6 credits of approved 300- 400-level courses may be included in the 30-34 credit requirement.
Note: The comprehensive examination is to be taken no later than
the student's fourth semester of work.
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