B.A. in English - Communication Arts

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP credit for a language previously studied
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Select any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
English-Communication Arts Major Courses
EN 3300Advanced Composition3
CM 3322Media Writing and Reporting I3
CM 3353Survey of Mass Communication3
CM 3360Media Production I3
CM 4350Senior Capstone in Communication Studies3
CM 5390Internship in Communication Studies3
or EN 5390 Internship in English
Advanced Literature12
Select four courses from the following:
Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature
Poetry Analysis
Fiction Analysis
Drama Analysis
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Modern Short Story
Author and Work
Bible as Literature
American Romanticism: Origins and Development
American Realism and Naturalism
Contemporary American Literature
Literature and Film
Medieval English Literature
Shakespeare Studies I
Novel Analysis
Nineteenth Century British Literature
Classical Literature of the Western World
Multicultural American Literature
Mexican American Literature
Women Authors
Latin American Literature
Catholic Authors
Language of Peace
South Asian Literature
Irish Literature
Special Studies
Special Studies
Advanced Writing6
Select two courses from the following:
Media Writing and Reporting II
Technical Writing
Technical Writing
Introduction to the Creative Process
Persuasive Writing
Free-Lance Writing
Publication Writing
Business Writing
Creative Non Fiction
Communication Theory3
Select one course from the following:
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Communication Theory
Gender Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communication Arts Major Electives9
Select three of the following:
Media Production II
Graphic Design
Visual Communication Design
CM 4364
Web Design
Public Relations
Issues in International Communication
Media Law and Ethics
Linguistics: Grammar as Communication
The History of the English Language
How English Works
Rhetorical Criticism
Communication Arts Electives9
Select three of the following:
Design fundamentals
Persuasive Writing
Cases in Organizational Communication
Group Communication
Health Communication
Organizational Communication
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Communication Research Methods
Introduction to Stagecraft
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Research in English and Cultural Studies
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Communication Strategy and New Media
Organizational Behavior
Select one course from any discipline (PS 1301 or SC 1311 recommended)
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing:
Senior Capstone in Communication Studies
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis.

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Literature3
History/Social Science3Mathematics3
EN 13113Speech3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 23XX 3Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3CM 33533
CM 33223EN 33003
CM 33603Advanced Literature3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3CM 43503
Advanced Writing3Advanced Literature3
Advanced Literature3Advanced Writing3
Communicaton Theory3Communication Arts Elective (EA course)3
Communication Arts Elective (Non EA courses3Communication Arts Elective (Non EA course)3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013Fine Arts3
Science3Advanced Theology3
CM 53903Communication Arts Elective (EA course)3
Advanced Literature3Communication Arts Elective (Non EA course)3
Communication Arts Elective (EA course)3Elective (PS 1301 or SC 1311 recommended)3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120