Accelerated B.A. Communication, Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change
Accelerated BA to MA Program
Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements).
Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).
Communication, Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change Track Accelerated Criteria
This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Communication, Corporate Communication Emphasis, Advertising Track a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Arts degree during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 9 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree. For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program, please see (Communication).
The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.
|Objective 3- MATH 1123 Recommended||3|
|Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 8||3|
Objective 7- CMP 2205
Objective 8- CMP 2203
|CMP 2205||Argumentation (Fulfills Objective 7)||3|
|CMP 2286||Visual Rhetoric||3|
|CMP 3383||Activism and Social Change||3|
|CMP 4483/5583||Rhetoric of Popular Culture||3|
|CMP 4487/5587||Rhetorical Theory||3|
|CMP 4488/5588||Rhetorical Criticism||3|
|Media Affairs Core|
|CMP 2203||Media Literacy (Fulfills Objective 8)||3|
|CMP 2241||Introduction to Public Relations||3|
|CMP 3382||Political Communication||3|
|CMP 4404/5504||Gender and Communication||3|
|CMP 4410/5510||Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics||3|
|Career Track Electives||9|
Complete 9 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least six (6) of which are at the 3000-level or above.
Students should meet with their major advisor to help plan their Career Track Elective courses.
|Students in the accelerated BA to MA program can use a total of nine credits of 5000/6000-level graduate coursework from the Communication, Media, & Persuasion Department in any of these three areas:|
Upper division Core Courses
Upper division Career Track Electives
Upper division Required Track Courses
|Program Admission Requirements||0|
|Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)||42|
|Upper Division Free Electives||9|