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CLAS ANTH 3200, 3250; CSE 35002, 35022, 4095; LING 3310Q2, 3410Q2, 3511Q2; 3610W; PHIL 2210/W, 2212/W, 3241, 3247/W, 3249/W, 3256/W; PNB 3251; PSYC 2200, 2400, 2500, 3100/W, 3440, 3470/W3, 3500, 3501, 3502; SLHS Commented [HM28]: CLAS C&C 4/28/15 2204, 4245/W, 4254/W Electives (3-6 credits) One or two additional courses (from above lists or other related courses from any department), chosen with the approval of the advisors.
Competency and Writing Requirements The exit requirements for computer technology and information literacy will be met by satisfaction of the Research Methods Requirement. The exit requirements for writing in the major are met by taking any W course on the Plan of Study. Students in the program will have an advisor and an associate advisor, each in different departments contributing to the cognitive science program. Students will consult with both of them to plan a course of study.
A minor in Cognitive Science is described in the “Minors” section.
Communication The Department of Communication offers an undergraduate major in Communication. The Communication major is designed to educate students about human communication behavior from a scientific standpoint. It concentrates on the empirical investigation of human communication, stressing developments in communication theory and research. The major emphasizes interpersonal, mass, new communication technologies, nonverbal, organizational, intercultural and international communication. Training in the basic theories, principles, practices and research methods of Communication can qualify students for a variety of positions in the communication and media industries, such as: business, advertising, public relations, marketing, electronic media, government/politics, and promotion.
Students must apply to the Department of Communication to become a Communication major. Applications are accepted for Fall and Spring semesters and the deadline for applications is the end of the second week of classes. Forms can be obtained from any communication advisor, or from the department website http://communication.uconn.edu/undergrad/undergrad-program-info/comm-major/, and from Communication faculty members at the Stamford Regional Campus.
The decision to admit students to the major will depend on several criteria:
Successful completion of at least 54 credits, or successful completion of 40 credits plus current enrollment that should result in at least 54 credits by the end of the current semester.
Cumulative GPA Completion of COMM 1000 with a grade of “C” or better.
The applicant’s academic record and space availability are also considered.
Prior to acceptance into the Communication major, students with fewer than 70 credits may declare themselves a Pre-Communication major online at www.ppc.uconn.edu or at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Services Center (www.services.clas.uconn.edu). The Pre-Communication designation indicates an intention to apply to the major. It does not ensure acceptance into the Communication major or give students priority in registering for Communication courses. Pre-Communication majors must still apply to become Communication majors by following the process described above.
Students interested in the Communication major should complete COMM 1100 and COMM 1300 before junior year, if possible. COMM 1300 is a prerequisite for many 2000-level media courses and is advised for all students, particularly those interested in media production, communication technology, marketing, public relations, or advertising.
Successful completion of a BA degree in Communication requires the following:
1. Acceptance as a Communication major.
2. COMM 1000, 1100, 3000Q.
The following courses may be used to fulfill both the Formal Systems and Advanced Courses requirements: CSE 3500, 3502; LING 3310Q, 3410Q , 3511Q. In this event, two electives are required. PSYC 3470 is a variable topics course and may only be counted toward the major with advisors’ approval. CLAS
3. At least two (2) of the following Core courses: COMM 3100, 3200, 3300. Students are welcome to take all 3 Core courses.
4. A total of 24 credits in Communication at the 2000 or above level (typically 8 courses).
5. A minimum of 5 theory courses including a W course in Communication at the 2000 or above level.
Communication offers applied and theory courses:
a. Applied courses include the following: COMM 4800, 4820, 4940, 4991 and, 4992.
i. Applied courses are optional and students are not required to take any applied courses, though they are highly recommended for a variety of career paths. As long as students have met the above requirements, they may take additional applied courses, but only two may be applied towards the minimum 24 credits of upper level Communication courses required for the major.
b. Theory courses are the remaining COMM courses numbered 2000 or above including the Core courses.
6. Related Courses: 12 credits required. Related courses can be uniquely tailored to the needs of the student but must be approved by a Communication advisor.
Note: All students are encouraged to do at least one internship (COMM 4991). Internships can be taken during the academic year or summer. Students must have completed 12 credits in Communication courses at the 2000-level or above to be eligible for internship credit.
To satisfy the information literacy competency, all students must pass COMM 1000, 1100, and 3000Q. Other courses that will further enhance competency in information literacy include COMM 1300, 3100, 3103, 3200, 3300, 3321, 3400, 3450, 3600, 4089, 4100, 4120, 4220W, 4230, 4320, 4330, 4410W, 4420, 4450W, 4451W, 4460, and 4500, 4551W, and
4620. To satisfy the writing in the major requirement, students must pass at least one course from COMM 2310W, Commented [HM29]: COMM 4420, 4551W and 4220W, 4410W, 4450W, 4451W, 4551W, 4660W, 4930W, 4996W, or any 2000-level or above W course approved for this major. For students interested in media and public relations careers, journalism courses are recommended for ad- 4620 archived (5-YR) ditional writing competency.
A minor in Communication is described in the “Minors” section.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology may opt for either a Bachelor of Arts degree or Bachelor of Science degree. Both B.A. and B.S. degree candidates must complete the following courses in addition to the general
CLAS requirements for these degrees:
BIOL 1107, and BIOL 1108 or 1110 CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; or CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q, and 1126Q Requirements for the EEB Major (B.S. or B.A.) I. Both of the following core courses: EEB 2244 or 2244W and EEB 2245 or 2245W II. At least one of the following animal diversity courses: EEB 2214, 3254, 3265, 3269, 3273, 4200, 4250, 4252, 4274, 4275, or 4260 and 4261 III. At least one of the following plant diversity courses: EEB 3203, 3204, 3220/W, 3240, 3250, 3271, 4272 IV. A course in physiology - EEB 4215, PLSC 4210, or PNB 2250.
V. At least two of the following courses with extensive laboratory or field work, which may include courses used to satisfy the animal or plant diversity requirement: EEB 3203, 3204, 3221, 3230, 3240, 3247, 3250, 3254, 3265, 3271, 3273, 4120, 4200, 4230W, 4250, 4252, 4261, 4272, 4274, 4275, 4276 or 4276W.
VI. Students are encouraged to complete a course in statistics.
VII. At least 24 credits of EEB courses at the 2000-level or above, which may include courses in I-V above. A maximum of 3 independent study credits from EEB 3899 may count toward the 24 credit requirement.
VIII. Related Course Requirements: At least 12 credits of 2000-level or above science courses outside EEB, which must include MCB 2410. One semester of organic chemistry is recommended.
IX. To satisfy the Writing in the Major and Information Literacy competency requirements, all students must pass at least one of the following courses: EEB 2244W, 2245W, 3220W, 4230W, 4276W, 4896W, 5335W CLAS A minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is offered. A minor in Bioinformatics is offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Both programs are described in the “Minors” section of this Catalog.
Economics A student majoring in economics should acquire a thorough grounding in basic principles and methods of analysis, plus a working competence in several of the specialized and applied fields. Examples of such fields are industrial organization, law and economics, money and banking, international trade and finance, public finance, labor economics, health economics, urban and regional economics, and economic development.
Economics majors must earn twenty-four credits in courses at the 2000-level or above, including two intermediate theory courses (ECON 2201 and 2202), plus at least nine credits in either quantitative skills courses (ECON 2301-2328) and/or courses at the 3000-level or above. No more than 6 credits in ECON 2499 and/or 3499 may be counted toward the required 24 credits in economics courses at the 2000-level or above. ECON 2481 does not count toward fulfilling the major requirements.
Economics majors are also required to pass twelve credits in 2000-level or above courses in fields related to economics or to fulfill a minor related to economics. In addition, all Economics majors must take STAT 1000Q or 1100Q and one of the following: MATH 1071Q, 1110Q, 1126Q, 1131Q, 1151Q or 2141Q. MATH 1125Q or higher is recommended, and STAT 1100Q is recommended over STAT 1000Q. Students may substitute more advanced MATH and STAT courses with consent of the faculty advisor.
The intermediate theory courses (ECON 2201 and 2202) should be taken early in the student’s major program. Recommended courses for economics majors include ECON 2311 and ENGL 3003W. The department has special requirements for economic majors in the University Honors Program and for majors who qualify for the department’s Economics Scholars and Quantitative Certificate Programs.
Course work in economics serves a wide variety of vocational objectives. An economics major (supplemented by a rigorous calculus and statistics course sequence) is excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, which qualifies a person for academic, business, or government employment. Majors and others with strong economics training are attractive prospects for business firms and government agencies, and for professional graduate study in business or public policy. An economics background is especially desirable for the study and practice of law.
Economics majors satisfy the computer technology competency by passing either STAT 1000Q or 1100Q in addition to meeting the University-wide computer entrance expectations.
Economics majors satisfy the information literacy competency by passing at least one W course in Economics. Students may gain enhanced competence in information literacy by taking ECON 2311, 2312W, 2326, or 2327.
Economics majors satisfy the writing in the major requirement by passing at least one W course in Economics.
A minor in Economics is described in the “Minors” section.
Commented [HM30]: ENGL 3801W-3811W English dropped (CLAS 11/11/14; Senate 4/20/15) To satisfy the English major, the student must present for the degree thirty credits of English courses numbered 2000 or
above and including the following:
A. Introduction to Literary Studies (3 credits) ENGL 2600. This course should be taken within a semester of declaring the major or at its next offering.
B. Literary History (9 credits): One course from group 1, one course from group 2, and a third course from
group 1, 2, or 3:
1. Survey and period courses before 1800: 2100, 3111, 3113, 3115, 3805W, 3807W.
2. Survey and period courses after 1800: 2101, 2201, 2203, 2301, 3117, 3118, 3123, 3124, 3207, 3801W, 3803W, 3809W, 3811W.
3. Multi-period, multicultural, and ethnic literature courses: 2274W, 3120, 3122, 3210, 3212, 3214, 3216W, 3218, 3220, 3320, 3605, 3607, 3629.
C. Methods (3 credits). One course from the following: 2401, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2411, 3235W, 3240, 3265W, 3318, 3403, 3420, 3422, 3601, 3603, 3609, 3613, 3617, 3619, 3621, 3623, 3625, 3631, 3633/W, 3635, 3650, 3651.
D. Major Author (3 credits). One course from the following: 3501, 3503, 3505, 3507, 3509.