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Political Communication and Advocacy Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Communication and Advocacy. The Political Communication and Advocacy major gives students an understanding of the politics and ethics of the public sphere and prepares students for careers in the public or private sector. Detailed information about all requirements can be found in the academic catalog. Students are encouraged to consider hands-on field experiences sponsored by the department. Students should use Academic Planning on the mySXU portal to schedule courses and track degree progress.

Suggested four year academic plan for the major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Please consult with your academic advisor prior to course selection.

Semester 1 Credit Hours
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
GE History 3
POLSC 101: U.S. Government 3
GE Fine Arts or Literature 1
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
Semester 2 Credit Hours
COMM 227: Political Communication 3
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
Humanities elective 3
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
MATH 135: Statistics 4
Semester 3 Credit Hours
Producing Communication course 3
Humanities elective 3
GE Biological Science with lab* 3
GE Global Studies 3
GE Arts/Humanities 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
POLSC 268: Media and Politics 3
Producing Communication course 3
POLSC 250: Scope and Methods of Political Science 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
Organizational Communication course
or
Producing Communication course
3
GE Diversity course 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
Cultural Communication course 3
Communication Environments course 3
GE Physical Science with lab* 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
POLSC Capstone course
or
COMM methods
3
Cultural or Organizational Communication 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
COMM Capstone course 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 1-3

 

*One of the natural science courses must have a lab component.