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
Speech3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
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
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
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
Theology3
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
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
English-Communication Arts Major Courses
EN 3300Advanced Composition3
EA 3321Media Writing and Reporting I3
EA 3353Survey of Mass Communication3
EA 3360Media Production I3
EA 4350Career Seminar3
EA 5390Internship in English/ Communication Arts3
Advanced Literature12
Select four courses from the following:
Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature
The History of the English Language
Poetry Analysis
Fiction Analysis
Drama Analysis
Contemporary Literary Criticism
Modern Short Story
Masterpieces of Drama
Author and Work
Author and Work
Bible as Literature
Advanced Writing6
Select two courses from the following:
Introduction to the Creative Process
Poetry Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Linguistics: Grammar as Communication
Persuasive Writing
Teaching of Composition
Creative Non Fiction
Media Writing and Reporting II
Free-Lance Writing
EA 3333
Publication Writing
Technical Writing
Communication Theory3
Select one course from the following:
Topics in Communication Theory
Issues in International Communication
Topics in Communication Theory
Gender Communication
Intercultural Communication
Communication Arts Major Electives (EA course)9
Select three of the following:
Media Writing and Reporting II
Free-Lance Writing
EA 3333
Publication Writing
Technical Writing
American Cinema-Drama
Media Production II
Graphic Design
Video Production
Photojournalism
Public Relations
Issues in International Communication
Media Law and Ethics
Communication Art Electives (Non EA courses)9
Select three of the following:
Design fundamentals
Photography
Acting
Introduction to Stagecraft
Directing
Media Writing and Reporting II
Free-Lance Writing
EA 3333
Publication Writing
Technical Writing
American Cinema-Drama
Media Production II
Graphic Design
Photojournalism
General Topics in Communication
Public Relations
Issues in International Communication
Media Law and Ethics
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Principles of Marketing
Consumer Behavior
Promotion
Organizational Behavior
Communication Studies CM 23XX/33XX/43XX
Electives
Electives3
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:
Media Writing and Reporting I
Technical Writing
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Communication Theory
Survey of Mass Communication
American Cinema-Drama
Media Production II
Graphic Design
Public Relations
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

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 Language3EA 33533
EA 33213EN 33003
EA 33603Advanced Literature3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3EA 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
EA 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