UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Communication Majors and Emphases


Tony Palmeri, Chairperson
Department Office: Arts & Communication Building S-106
Department Telephone: 920-424-4427

Code 96 or COMM

I. FACULTY

Angwall, Benson, Berry, Carrell, Donnelly, Egan, Folker, Gemin, Heil, Hoglund, Jarman, Kalinoski, Kile, Manning, Neal, Palmeri, Phillips, Roubidoux, Rossetti, Sacks, Thiry, Thorpe, Wesley

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Speech Communication can lead to the degrees: Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education. A major in Radio/TV/Film or Communicative Disorders can lead to the Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts.

The Communication Department affords a varied program in debate, theatre, and radio-television-film. A broad range of programmed participation opportunities are available to both majors and non-majors in these areas, and students are encouraged to become involved with the areas of their choice. Students may elect to satisfy up to eight semester hours as a major and four semester hours as a non-major toward graduation requirements through these programs. Students interested in theatre experience can call the theatre office at 920-424-7042; students interested in radio-tv-film experience can call the radio-TV-film office at 920-424-3131; students interested in debate and forensics may call 920-424-7048.

Graduate: Students who complete a major in our Department may want to continue in our graduate program in Communicative Disorders, leading to the degree: Master of Science.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers 3 majors. These are: 1) Communication 2) Radio/TV/Film, 3) Communicative Disorders.

Within the Communication Major, the Department offers a choice of these four emphases: 1) Drama Education; 2) Theatre; 3) Speech Communication; 4) Speech Communication Education.

Within the Communicative Disorders Major, the Department offers one emphasis: Communicative Disorders - Liberal Arts.

THE MINOR(S)

The Communication Department offers several minors: 1) Organizational Communication; 2) Theatre Arts; 3) Drama Education; 4) Speech Communication; 5) Speech Communication Education; 6) Speech Education Elementary; 7) Radio/TV/Film.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Communication major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher licensure must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

For the Communication Major the following admission requirements are in effect:

Speech Communication Emphases, Speech Communication minor, and Organizational Communication minor: Gateway courses, 96-118 and 96-236, must be completed with at least a "BC" average with no grade lower than a "C" in either course for a student to become a Communication major with a Speech Communication emphasis or to minor in Speech Communication or Organizational Communication.

Radio-TV-Film Emphasis: In order to be accepted as a major in Radio-TV-Film, an incoming freshman must earn a 2.5 GPA overall in the first 30 credits completed at the University, which must include 38-101 English Composition I, 96-101 Understanding Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, 96-111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, and 96-201 Radio-TV-Film Communication. Students transferring into the program must have a 2.5 GPA overall to be accepted as Radio-TV-Film majors. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 overall to continue in the program.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Communication

96-111 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3 cr.

Comment:

All programs in the Communication department are undergoing curricular revisions. Please consult with a department advisor before planning a course of study.

Candidates for degrees should not accumulate more than 8 of the 128 credits required for graduation in "activities" courses in Speech, Health Education, Music or Physical Education. Speech Communication majors may elect to satisfy up to 8 credits, and non-Speech Communication majors up to 4 credits, toward graduation requirements through programmed participation in selected Communication activities. Students desiring participation credit should develop a program of study in consultation with their advisor.

Course Offerings:

Communicative Disorders Courses: 96-255, 96-259, 96-328, 96-354, 96-355, 96-356, 96-357, 96-358, 96-381, 96-383, 96-385, 96-387, 96-457, 96-458.

Radio/TV/Film Courses: 96-091, 96-092, 96-093, 96-094, 96-095, 96-096, 96-097, 96-098, 96-101, 96-201, 96-222, 96-229, 96-231, 96-234, 96-239, 96-240, 96-241, 96-300, 96-301, 96-305, 96-307, 96-310, 96-313, 96-320, 96-327, 96-329, 96-333, 96-334, 96-336, 96-343, 96-344, 96-347, 96-348, 96-349, 96-400, 96-401, 96-406, 96-420, 96-425, 96-426, 96-429, 96-433, 96-434, 96-435, 96-437, 96-438, 96-446, 96-474.

Speech Communication Courses: 96-111, 96-112, 96-115, 96-118, 96-211, 96-212, 96-214, 96-215, 96-217, 96-220, 96-236, 96-267, 96-268, 96-275, 96-277, 96-300, 96-303, 96-304, 96-316, 96-318, 96-319, 96-325, 96-326, 96-331, 96-337, 96-368, 96-400, 96-411, 96-422, 96-427, 96-436, 96-442, 96-443.

Speech Communication Education Courses: 96-441, 96-444, 96-447.

Theatre Courses: 96-102, 96-161, 96-162, 96-165, 96-167, 96-168, 96-202, 96-203, 96-204, 96-205, 96-253, 96-260, 96-262, 96-265, 96-308, 96-309, 96-330, 96-340, 96-342, 96-351, 96-360, 96-362, 96-363, 96-366, 96-367, 96-369, 96-371, 96-372, 96-389, 96-402, 96-404, 96-409, 96-410, 96-460, 96-462, 96-463, 96-465, 96-469, 96-473.

Independent Study Courses: 96-446, 96-474.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. COMMUNICATION MAJOR

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for professions in the various areas of speech communication or theatre or who wish to pursue graduate study.

Required Courses: See paragraphs following for courses required in specific emphases, in addition to the Core and Gateway Courses:

Other Requirements: In addition to the Core and Gateway Courses: Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the four emphases.

Electives: See paragraphs following for information on electives in the emphases/options.

A. Speech Communication emphasis

Recommended for students who wish to pursue careers in a wide variety of communication areas including industry, labor, government, politics, business, service agencies or who wish to pursue graduate study in Speech Communication.

Required Credits: 35 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: 96-118, 96-236 (See Section IV. Admission/Graduation Requirements)

In addition to the Core and Gateway Courses:

Communication: 96-214; 96-215; 96-275 or 96-277; 96-319; 96-337; 96-212 or 96-115 or 96-211 or 96-331 or 9 6-411; 96-303 or 96-304.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

10 credits from the Department offerings to meet the minimum requirement. At least 6 of the 10 credits must be in 300-/400- level Speech Communication courses; 4 of the 10 credits may be selected from Radio/TV/Film, Theatre, or Speech Education courses as follows: 96-165, 96-167, 96-231, 96-260, 96-262, 96-265, 96-301, 96-307, 96-334, 96-336, 96-360, 96-362, 96-363, 96-401, 96-433, 96-438, 96-441, 96-444, 96-447, 96-460, 96-462.

Courses selected as electives may not also count as a required course in the Speech Communication major or in the minor elected.

B. Speech Communication Education emphasis

Recommended for students who wish to be licensed to teach Speech Communication in grades 6-12.

Required Credits: 38 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Course:

Communication 96-118; 96-214; 96-215; 96-265; 96-267; 96-275 or 96-277; 96-303 or 96-319; 96-337 or 96-422; 96-427, 96-444; at least 2 credits in Debate/Forensics Participation; 6 credits of electives in communication.

Other Requirements: For Secondary Education Majors and Minors: 96-441.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offering to meet the Minimum Requirement.

C. Theatre Arts emphasis

Recommended for students who are interested in pursuing careers in theatre and related fields, or who wish to pursue graduate study in theatre.

Required Credits: 34 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Course:

Communication 96-102, 96-203, 96-204, 96-367, 96-402; 1 course from: 96-205 or 96-308; 1 course from: 96-202, 96-304, 96-342, 96-360, or 96-404. Fulfill requirements in one of the following tracks: Group A, Acting: 96-308, 96-309, 96-409, 96-410; Group B, Design: 96-202, 96-351, 96-369, 96-371, 96-372, 96-473; Group C, Integrated: Fifteen additional hours of theatre electives to be selected in consultation with the student's advisor and approved in writing by the theatre faculty.

Other Requirements: None

Electives: None

2. RADIO/TV/FILM MAJOR

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for a career in the various facets of the Radio/TV/Film profession including: general Radio/TV/Film, Film/Video Production, Media Management and Sales, Media Writing, News, Performance; and for students who wish to pursue graduate study.

Required Credits: 36 minimum (minimum GPA 2.5)

Required Courses:

Four Semesters of 96-091 through 96-098; 96-201; 96-222; 96-234; 96-239; 96-240 or 96-241; choice of 1 course from the following: 96-165, 96-205, 96-220, 96-231, 96-265, 96-304, 96-367; choice of 1 course from the following: 96-336, 96-337, 96-348, 96-425, 96-426.

Other Requirements: Additional Radio/TV/Film electives to meet the credit total. Completion of a minor.

Electives: 9 to 15 credits of Radio/TV/Film electives, with up to 6 credits of Speech Communication or Theatre electives, provided they are not also used to fulfill the minor requirement.

3. COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS MAJOR

Recommended for students who wish to prepare for graduate studies in Speech/Language Pathology or Audiology.

Required Credits: 56 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Communication: 96-255, 96-259, 96-318, 96-328, 96-354, 96-356, 96-357, 96-358, 96-381, 96-383, 96-385, 96-387, (96-457 or 96-458).

Education: 12-235

English: 38-302 or 38-316 or 38-318

Psychology: 86-101; 86-203 or 92-281; 86-463 or 12-380

Special Education: 16-352

Comment:

The undergraduate degree is considered a pre-professional degree. To obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and/or Wisconsin licensure as a Speech and Hearing Clinician, students must complete a Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Science (Communicative Disorders). Upon entry to the University, students should see their faculty advisors to plan their total programs.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION MINOR

Recommended for students who are interested in business, service or governmental professions where organizational communication is essential and also as a cognate for a number of Speech Communication related fields.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: 96-118, 96-236

Required courses in addition to the Gateway Courses: Communication 96-220, 96-304, 96-319, 96-443; 6 credits of electives to be selected from the following: 96-214, 96-215, 96-217, 96-267, 96-318; 96-300 or 96-400; 96-326.

Electives: None

2. THEATRE MINOR

Recommended for students who are interested in Theatre in relationship to other fields of study in the arts, or who would like to work professionally in theatre or theatre related fields.

Required Credits: 21 minimum

Required Courses:

Communication: 96-102, 96-204, 96-367; 96-205 or 96-308; 96-351 or 96-369.

Electives: Sufficient theatre electives to meet the minimum requirement.

3. DRAMA EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to teach in Theatre and related areas in the secondary (6-12) or elementary grades.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Communication 96-111, 96-161, 96-265, 96-367, 96-369, 96-444, and a minimum of 1 credit in Theatre Participation.

Other Requirements: Methods course 96-441 is required of all Secondary Education Majors and Minors in Speech.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

4. SPEECH COMMUNICATION MINOR

Recommended for students who seeking a general minor in Speech Communication and who are interested in pursuing work in business, the service or government sector, and professions including broadcasting where communication is a significant part of the requirements for the field.

Required Credits: 24 minimum

Required Gateway Courses: 96-118, 96-236

Required Courses in addition to the Gateway Courses: Communication 96-214, 96-215; 96-275 or 96-277; 96-303 or 96-304; 96-319, 96-337.

Electives: None

5. SPEECH COMMUNICATION EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to teach in the secondary (6-12) or elementary grades and/or coach debate and/or forensics in the schools. (Would be taken in addition to a major licensure area such as English or Elementary Educaiton).

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Communication: In addition to 96-111, 96-118, 96-214, 96-215, 96-265; 96-275 or 96-277; 96-427, 96-444, a minimum of 1 credit in Intramural Debate Participation, or 2 credits Debate Participation.

Other Requirements: Methods Course 96-441 required of all Secondary Education Majors and Minors in Speech.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

6. SPEECH ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to teach in the elementary school as a cognate to the general elementary education major to give the teacher added strength in speech communication and related areas of communication.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Communication: 96-111, 96-118, 96-265, 96-267, 96-358, 96-447 and sufficient credits from the Department's offerings to meet the minimum requirements of 25 credits.

Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

7. RADIO/TELEVISION/FILM MINOR

Recommended for students who wish to work in fields related to Radio/TV/Film, such as art, business, speech communication, English, music, journalism.

Required Credits: 22 minimum

Required Courses:

Communication: 96-101, 96-201, 96-222, 96-234; 96-240 or 96-241.

Electives: 7 additional credits from Radio-TV-Film offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999