2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Communication, AA, Lake Campus (GPS)


This plan outlines a two-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to two-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: By Term One, complete ENG 1100  with a grade of C or better. Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or Better

Term Two


  • Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Element 4 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Element 5 Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Foreign Language - Second Semester Foreign Language Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Element 2 Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: By Term Two, complete ENG 2100  with a grade of C or better. Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or Better

Term Three


Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or Better
Completed COM 1010  (COM 101); COM 1040  (COM 104); and COM 1520  (COM 152).

Term Four


Total: 14 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or Better

Note(s):


By Term Four: For B.A. Communication Studies degree completion at WSU-Dayton: 1) Should have started language; and 2) made up or in progress to complete high school deficiencies.

Program Description


The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Communication is a two-year degree. It is a gateway for completing a Bachelor’s Degree (four-year degree), and/or entry level employment in the public and private sector.

Students will gain important job skills as well as a strong academic foundation in the field of communication. Employers seek persons who have excellent written and oral communication skills; are able to effectively work in teams with diverse members; can demonstrate strong listening skills; and, are able to provide effective leadership.

The A.A. degree will offer practical learning experiences and training in public speaking as well as in making business presentations; leadership; interpersonal communication; small group communication; mass media; and organizational communication. Classes are theory based but ample time is given for students to begin or to enhance their personal communication skills through classroom activities and assignments.

Career Opportunities


The sky is the limit for Communication majors with four-year degrees. Occupations include, but not limited to: public relations, marketing managers, broadcasting (on and off camera), editors, military, court reporters, office managers, event managers and hospitality specialists, teachers, advertising, politics, religious professions, technical writers, organizational management, and authors/writers. Students wishing to teach communication classes at the university/college level will need to complete an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in the area of communication.

Campus Contact Information


For initial information:
WSU-Lake Campus Student Services Office at 800-237-1477 OR 419-586-0300.

Faculty Advisor for Communication at WSU-LC:
Dr.Sharon A. Showman
Dwyer 242
sharon.showman@wright.edu
419.586.0301

Additional Comments


After completing the A.A. Degree in Communication a student may transition to the WSU-Dayton campus to begin work on the Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies OR Mass Communication. A student may also transfer to another college/university of his/her choice to complete the bachelor’s degree.