Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Rhetoric B.A.

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog. 

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Area F

Required Courses

Satisfactorily complete both of the following courses:

RHET 1110Fndmtls of Public Speaking

3

RHET 2350Communication Theory

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Foreign Language

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). Up to three courses used to complete this requirement may be used in Area F.

FREN 1002Intro French Lang & Culture II

3

FREN 2001Interm Fren Lang & Culture I

3

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 1002Intro Ital Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2001Interm Ital Lang & Culture I

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 1002Intro German Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2001Inter German Lang & Culture I

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 1002Intro Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2001Interm Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Total Credit Hours:0-9

Liberal Arts Electives

Satisfactorily complete up to 9 hours from the following courses, as needed, to total 18 hours in Area F.

Any 1000-2000 level ARTS, BLST, ENGL, HIST, IDST, LING, MSCM, PHIL, RELI, THEA, or WMST.

0 - 9

Total Credit Hours:3-9

Major Requirements

Praxis

Voice

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

RHET 2315Voice for the Public Speaker

3

Public Address

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

RHET 3000Persuasion

3

RHET 3005Service Learning

1 - 3

RHET 3100Informative Speaking

3

RHET 4950Special Topics

3

Performance Studies

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

RHET 3310Performance Studies

3

RHET 3315Personal Narrative

3

RHET 3325Storytelling: Analysis & Perf

3

RHET 4310Performance of Comedy

3

RHET 4320Performance of Poetry

3

Public Address or Performance Studies

Satisfactorily complete one additional course from the Public Address or Performance Studies section above.

Communication Theory and Criticism

Theory

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

RHET 4305Classical Rhetorical Theory

3

General Communication

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

RHET 2210Small Group Communication

3

RHET 3210Communication in Organizations

3

RHET 3215Interpersonal Communication

3

RHET 3320Intercultural Communication

3

RHET 4100Instructional Communication

3

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

RHET 4315Modern/Postmodern Rhet Theory

3

RHET 4400American Public Discourse

3

RHET 4500Rhetorical Criticism

3

General Communication or Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

Satisfactorily complete one additional course from the General Communication or Rhetorical Theory and Criticism sections above.

Senior Capstone Experience

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

RHET 4999Undergraduate Research

1 - 4

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). Up to three courses used to complete this requirement may be used in Area F

Total Credit Hours:0-12

Electives

Total Credit Hours:24-33

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours: 120