Major Academic Plan for B.A. in Communication, Rhetoric and Media Affairs Emphasis

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GE Appropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 5: Lecture & Lab 4  GE   
CMP 2203 Media Literacy 3   F, S  
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GE ENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8: CMP 2205 3  GEF, S  
CMP 2209 Persuasion 3   F, S  
CMP 2241 Introduction to Public Relations 3   F  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
CMP 2286 Visual Rhetoric 3   S  
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
CMP 3382 Political Communication 3  UMF  
CMP 4404 Gender and Communication 3  UMF  
CMP 4483 Rhetoric of Popular Culture 3  UMF  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
CMP 4488 Rhetorical Criticism 3  UMS  
CMP Career Track Electives (3 cr. must be UD) 6  UM   
Free Elective 6      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
CMP 4410 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics 3  UMF  
CMP 4487 Rhetorical Theory 3  UMF  
CMP Career Track Electives 3  UM   
Upper Division Free Electives 6  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
CMP 4489    UMS  
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Free Electives 9      
Semester Total12
Total117
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major42
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits41
Total120