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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Communication


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The B.S. in Communication requires a total of 124 credit hours, including 44 credit hours of major requirements. Of the remaining credit hours, 32 are free electives, 24 meet Rensselaer requirements in the humanities and social sciences, and 24 are taken in math, science, and computing.

 

First Year


Second Year


Fall


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Hum./Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Hum./Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Math/Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Hum./Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Requirement Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Footnotes


  1. Major Requirement (44 credit hours required) All Communication majors are required to take IHSS 196x or COMM 1510, COMM 2610, and IHSS 196x or COMM 196x (Comm. and Info. Tech.) Students who are following the General Communications major (i.e., those who are not following the Graphic Design Concentration) are also required to take LITR 2110 and WRIT 2110. The remaining 24 credit hours are comprised of courses taken from the Language, Literature, and Communication Department. Courses with the codes COMM, LANG, LITR, and WRIT fulfill the requirement.
  2. BIOL 1010 is not required if first major is Engineering.

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