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Communication Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor Degree
Lewis-Clark State College
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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
4 years

About the Program

Communications is an academic discipline that encompasses all forms of human communication. The broad range of communicative skills acquired from the study of this discipline may be applicable in any successful career or activity. Graduates with a degree in Communication Arts enter a wide variety of occupations, including radio and television broadcasting, public relations, technical editing, sales, government and academic administration, and teaching, to name a few. A number go on to graduate and professional schools. This major provides students with an understanding of communication in a variety of contexts (e.g., interpersonal, intercultural, organizational, political, and mass communication) and prepares them to be effective and well-rounded communicators. Participation in co-curricular activities such as public speaking competitions, speech and debate, and as staff for the campus newspaper and radio stations are available to students.

Program Requirements

  • Comm Arts/English Core Requirements complete the following 8 requirements
    26 credits
    Written Communication, complete one option.
    Take ENGL 101 and 102.
    ENGL101 - Writing/Rhetoric I
    3 credits
    ENGL102 - Writing/Rhetoric II
    3 credits
    Take ENGL 109.
    ENGL109 - College Writing & Research
    6 credits
    Oral Communication.
    COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm
    3 credits
    COMM204 - Public Speaking
    3 credits
    Mathematical Ways of Knowing.
    MATH123 - Math in Modern Society
    3 credits
    MATH130 - Finite Mathematics
    4 credits
    MTHPT130 - Finite Mathematics
    3 credits
    MTHPT137 - Math for Technology
    4 credits
    MATH143 - College Algebra
    3 credits
    MATH147 - College Algebra Trig
    5 credits
    MATH153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    MTHPT153 - Statistical Reasoning
    3 credits
    MATH170 - Calculus I
    4 credits
    MATH253 - Statistical Methods
    3 credits
    MATH257 - Math Elem Teachers II
    4 credits
    Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing.
    Take 1 ENGL-Literature course Choose from ENGL 175, 257, 258, or 261.
    ENGL175 - Literature and Ideas
    3 credits
    ENGL257 - World Classics
    3 credits
    ENGL258 - International Literature
    3 credits
    ENGL261 - Mythologies
    3 credits
    Take 1 course in the arts. Choose from ART 100, HUM 101 or 150, MUS 101, 102, 150, 151 or 152, or THEA 101.
    ART100 - Introduction to Art
    3 credits
    HUM101 - Art/Hist Motion Picture
    3 credits
    HUM150 - Intro/Arts
    3 credits
    MUS101 - Survey/Music
    3 credits
    MUS102 - Music in America
    3 credits
    MUS150 - World Music
    3 credits
    MUS151 - History Musical Theater
    3 credits
    MUS152 - Hist Jazz/Pop Music
    3 credits
    THEA101 - Survey/Theater
    3 credits
    Scientific Ways of Knowing
    BIOF100 - Intro Bioinformatics
    3 credits
    BIOL100 - Concepts of Biology
    4 credits
    BIOL120 - Plants and People
    4 credits
    BIOL123 - Biology in Film
    3 credits
    BIOL175 - Human Biology
    4 credits
    BIOL227 - Anatomy/Physiology I
    4 credits
    CHEM100 - Concepts of Chemistry
    4 credits
    CHEM105 - Gen Organic/Biochemist
    4 credits
    CHEM111 - Prin/Chemistry I
    4 credits
    CS108 - Intro to Computer Sci
    4 credits
    CITPT108 - Intro to Computer Sci
    4 credits
    FSCI101 - Intro/Forensic Science
    4 credits
    GEOL101 - Physical Geology
    4 credits
    GEOL120 - Intro Earth Systems
    4 credits
    GIS271 - Intro/Geog Info Sci
    4 credits
    ID240 - Integrated Science II
    4 credits
    NS140 - Integrated Science I
    4 credits
    NS150 - Intro/Natural Sciences
    3 credits
    NS174 - Nat Sci Elem Education
    4 credits
    PHYS111 - General Physics I
    4 credits
    PHYS112 - General Physics II
    4 credits
    PHYS171 - Phys Sci Elem Educ
    4 credits
    PHYS205 - Descriptive Astronomy
    4 credits
    PHYS211 - University Physics I
    5 credits
    Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
    ECON201 - Principles of Macro
    3 credits
    ECON202 - Principles of Micro
    3 credits
    HRPT185 - Hum Rel/Organizations
    3 credits
    PSYC101 - Intro/Psychology
    3 credits
    PSYC205 - Lifespan Develop Psyc
    3 credits
    POLS101 - Amer National Government
    3 credits
    POLS237 - International Politics
    3 credits
    SS185 - Hum Rel/Organizations
    3 credits
    SOC102 - Social Problems
    3 credits
    ANTH102 - Cultural Anthropology
    3 credits
    ANTH120 - World Prehistory
    3 credits
    ANTH170 - Intro/Native Amer Studies
    3 credits
    GEOG102 - Intro to Geography
    3 credits
    HIST101 - World History I
    3 credits
    HIST102 - World History II
    3 credits
    HIST111 - US History I
    3 credits
    HIST112 - US History II
    3 credits
    HRPT184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    POLS285 - Comparative Government
    3 credits
    SS184 - Diversity/Organization
    3 credits
    SOC101 - Intro/Sociology
    3 credits
    One semester of foreign or heritage language.
    NP101 - Nez Perce Lang/Culture
    4 credits
    NP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History
    4 credits
    SPAN101 - Elementary Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    SPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II
    4 credits
    Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values Requisite for all Integrative Seminars: Completion of ENGL 102 or 109, and 24 credits of General Education Core courses.
    ID300A - Animals and Society
    3 credits
    ID300B - Art and Censorship
    3 credits
    ID300C - Ethics and Identity
    3 credits
    ID300D - Ethics and Ecology
    3 credits
    ID300E - Ethics and Technology
    3 credits
    ID300F - Gender and Culture
    3 credits
    ID300G - Health Integrative Seminar
    3 credits
    ID300H - Law and Society
    3 credits
    ID300J - Terrorism
    3 credits
    ID300K - Values and Sports
    3 credits
    ID300L - Vietnam
    3 credits
    ID300M - Vulnerable Populations
    3 credits
    ID300N - Wilderness
    3 credits
    ID300P - Diseases and Society
    3 credits
    ID300Q - Econ of Good & Evil
    3 credits
    ID300R - Leadership & Ethics
    3 credits
    ID300S - NW Culture/Hist/Lit
    3 credits
    ID300T - Propaganda
    3 credits
    ID300U - Women in 20th Century
    3 credits
    ID300V - Gandhian Ethics/Values
    3 credits
    ID300W - Food and Agriculture
    3 credits
    ID300X - Civil Rights Movement
    3 credits
    ID301A - Hells Canyon Institute
    3 credits
    SS350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
    HUM350 - Ethics:
    3 credits
  • Communication Arts Major complete the following 3 requirements
    48 credits
    Take the following
    Take COMM 201, 320, 330, 380, 384, and 498.
    COMM201 - Intro/Mass Communication
    3 credits
    COMM320 - Persuasion
    3 credits
    COMM330 - Prof Communication
    3 credits
    COMM380 - Ethical Iss/Communications
    3 credits
    COMM384 - Communication Theory
    3 credits
    COMM498 - Senior Res Proj Design
    3 credits
    Choose COMM 211 or 301.
    COMM211 - Video Production I
    4 credits
    COMM301 - Media Relations
    3 credits
    Take 3 credits of COMM 499.
    COMM499 - Research Project/Seminar
    3 credits
    Choose one Communication Track.
    Public Advocacy Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 205, 250, 291, 300, 301, 304, 340, 345, 346, 347, 348, 370, 405, 420, 440, 470, or 475, or THEA 215.
    COMM205 - Logic/Argumentation
    3 credits
    COMM250 - Intro to Journalism
    3 credits
    COMM291 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM300 - Print/Online Editing
    3 credits
    COMM301 - Media Relations
    3 credits
    COMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking
    3 credits
    COMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod
    3 credits
    COMM345 - Intercultural Comm
    3 credits
    COMM346 - Nonprofit Management
    3 credits
    COMM347 - Nonprofit Fundraising
    3 credits
    COMM348 - Nonprofit Grnt Writng
    3 credits
    COMM370 - Political Comm
    3 credits
    COMM405 - Multimedia Writing
    3 credits
    COMM420 - Restorative Comm
    3 credits
    COMM440 - Social Media Marketing
    3 credits
    COMM470 - Conflict Management
    3 credits
    COMM475 - The Dark Side
    3 credits
    THEA215 - Principles/Acting
    3 credits
    Digital Visual Arts Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 211, 301, 302, 311, 340, 361, 362, 363, 402, or 450, ART 235, THEA 480, CITPT 101, or 265, or PITPT 119, 139, 229, or 254.
    COMM211 - Video Production I
    4 credits
    COMM311 - Video Production II
    1 - 4 credits
    COMM301 - Media Relations
    3 credits
    COMM302 - Screenwriting
    3 credits
    COMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod
    3 credits
    COMM361 - Animation
    3 credits
    COMM362 - Documentary Tradition
    3 credits
    COMM363 - Native American/Film
    3 credits
    COMM402 - Advanced Screenwriting
    3 credits
    COMM450 - Digital Photography
    3 credits
    ART235 - Composition
    2 credits
    THEA480 - Directing
    3 credits
    CITPT101 - Intro Web Design/Dev
    3 credits
    CITPT265 - Image Edit & Illustration
    3 credits
    PITPT119 - Adobe InDesign
    3 credits
    PITPT139 - Adobe Photoshop
    3 credits
    PITPT229 - Prin Design I
    3 credits
    PITPT254 - Photoshop Photography
    3 credits
    Professional Communication Track Take 12 credits, choose from COMM 203, 304, 310, 345, 350, 400, 420, 440, or 470, BUS 311 or 321, 360 or 431, or ENGL 305, 308, or 497.
    COMM203 - Sm Group Communication
    3 credits
    COMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking
    3 credits
    COMM310 - Organztnl Communication
    3 credits
    COMM345 - Intercultural Comm
    3 credits
    COMM350 - Sports Communication
    3 credits
    COMM400 - Advertising
    3 credits
    COMM420 - Restorative Comm
    3 credits
    COMM440 - Social Media Marketing
    3 credits
    COMM470 - Conflict Management
    3 credits
    BUS311 - Foundation/Mgmt Theory
    3 credits
    BUS321 - Prin/Marketing
    3 credits
    BUS360 - Leadership
    3 credits
    BUS431 - Public Relations
    3 credits
    ENGL305 - Advanced Writing/Comm
    3 credits
    ENGL308 - Survey of Pro Writing
    2 credits
    ENGL497 - Pro Writing Capstone
    1 credit
    Take 4 more COMM classes, for a total of 12 credits. Limit 6 credits of Co-op, Internship, or Practicum.
    COMM492 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM250 - Intro to Journalism
    3 credits
    COMM294 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM490 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM290 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM390 - DS:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM350 - Sports Communication
    3 credits
    COMM395 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM211 - Video Production I
    4 credits
    COMM292 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM361 - Animation
    3 credits
    COMM295 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM363 - Native American/Film
    3 credits
    COMM491 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM299 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM311 - Video Production II
    1 - 4 credits
    COMM360 - History/Motion Pictures
    3 credits
    COMM399 - Research Assistantships
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM411 - Video Production Unit
    1 - 4 credits
    COMM495 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM394 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM306 - Playwriting
    3 credits
    COMM475 - The Dark Side
    3 credits
    COMM494 - IN:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM312 - Video Editing/Compositing
    3 credits
    COMM450 - Digital Photography
    3 credits
    COMM195 - PR:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM480 - Theory In Communicatn
    3 credits
    COMM384 - Communication Theory
    3 credits
    COMM194 - In:
    1 - 12 credits
    COMM346 - Nonprofit Management
    3 credits
    COMM300 - Print/Online Editing
    3 credits
    COMM440 - Social Media Marketing
    3 credits
    COMM380 - Ethical Iss/Communications
    3 credits
    COMM402 - Advanced Screenwriting
    3 credits
    COMM301 - Media Relations
    3 credits
    COMM204 - Public Speaking
    3 credits
    COMM348 - Nonprofit Grnt Writng
    3 credits
    COMM310 - Organztnl Communication
    3 credits
    COMM375 - Creating Digital Media
    3 credits
    COMM340 - Aesthetics/Vis Prod
    3 credits
    COMM470 - Conflict Management
    3 credits
    COMM291 - WK:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM362 - Documentary Tradition
    3 credits
    COMM405 - Multimedia Writing
    3 credits
    COMM406 - Adv Playwriting
    3 credits
    COMM304 - Adv. Public Speaking
    3 credits
    COMM357 - Eur Culture in Film
    3 credits
    COMM370 - Political Comm
    3 credits
    COMM302 - Screenwriting
    3 credits
    COMM320 - Persuasion
    3 credits
    COMM420 - Restorative Comm
    3 credits
    COMM202 - Interpersonal Comm
    3 credits
    COMM330 - Prof Communication
    3 credits
    COMM201 - Intro/Mass Communication
    3 credits
    COMM203 - Sm Group Communication
    3 credits
    COMM392 - ST:
    1 - 3 credits
    COMM400 - Advertising
    3 credits
    COMM101 - Fundamentals Oral Comm
    3 credits
    COMM345 - Intercultural Comm
    3 credits
    COMM498 - Senior Res Proj Design
    3 credits
    COMM205 - Logic/Argumentation
    3 credits
    COMM347 - Nonprofit Fundraising
    3 credits
    COMM499 - Research Project/Seminar
    3 credits
  • Foreign Language Bach Arts complete 1 of the following requirements
    12 credits
    Complete foreign or heritage language, through the 202 level for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Course number 101, the first semester of language, is also required as a pre-requisite and may be used as Diversity or general electives.
    Spanish
    SPAN102 - Elementary Spanish II
    4 credits
    SPAN201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    4 credits
    SPAN202 - Intermediate Spanish II
    4 credits
    Nez Perce
    NP102 - Nez Perce Lang/History
    4 credits
    NP201 - Inter Nez Perce Lang I
    4 credits
    NP202 - Inter Nez Perce Lang II
    4 credits
    Other Foreign or Heritage languages
  • 120 Credits Required for Bachelor's Degree
    120 credits
  • Lab Science Requirement
    3 credits
Grand Total Credits
120

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.