Prairie State College

PSC Communication Transfer Guide

This transfer guide assists communication students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Prairie State College (PSC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

The Communication Department offers a rewarding curriculum that focuses on the process and effects of communication, the Internet and personal media, in both mediated and face-to-face contexts. Communication majors can select from three areas of emphasis: strategic communication, media communication or sports communication. The department also offers an Applied Communication Major which is an online adult degree completion program designed to prepare the student for a career in communication-related and professional fields.

General Education Courses

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Communication
ENG 101 ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing
ENG 102 ENGL 188: Transfer English Elective
COMM 101 COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
College Level Math
Choose IAI approved course/s Approved College Level Math
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours, including a lab)
Choose IAI approved course/s Life Science and Physical Science
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Students have the opportunity to satisfy 6 credit hours from the Humanities/Fine Arts General Education at SXU by completing PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Choose IAI approved course/s Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines)

Communication Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

To receive a B.A. in Communications a student must complete 120 hours.

Students select one of three concentrations (21 hours) to complete the major:

Students must obtain a grade of C or better for any course to be applied to the communication major or minor.

Core Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

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  COMM 200: Perspectives on Human Communication
  COMM 205: Mediated Message Production
COMM 111 COMM 211: Introduction to Mass Communication
  COMM 324: Senior Seminar I: Communication Research
  COMM 369: Senior Seminar II: Research Applications

Strategic Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

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  COMM 216: Introduction to Health Communication
  COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations
  COMM 335: Organizational Communication


Choose four courses from the following:

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COMM 104 COMM 203: Intercultural Communication
  COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media
COMM 108 COMM 210: Interpersonal Communication
  COMM 313: Persuasion
  COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics
  COMM 350: Gender, Identity and Communication
  COMM 375: Emerging Technologies
  COMM 337: Leadership Communication
  COMM 325: Internet as Communication
  COMM 306: Organizational Assessment
COMM 103 COMM 209: Small Group Communication
  COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities

Media Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

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  COMM 220: Digital Audio Production
PHOTO 267 COMM 221: Digital Video Production
  COMM 222: Critical Television Studies


Choose four courses from the following:

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  COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media
  COMM 301:Law of Mass Communication
  COMM 321: Electronic Journalism
  COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics
  ART 322: Advertising in Marketing
  COMM 375: Emerging Technologies
  COMM 325: Internet as Communication
  COMM 305: Television and Scriptwriting
  COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations
PHOTO 180 ART 113: Photo 1: Digital
  ART 315: Website Art and Design
  COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities

Sports Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

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  COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media
  COMM 207: Sports Communication
  COMM 321: Electronic Journalism


Choose four courses from the following:

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  COMM 203: Intercultural Communication
PHOTO 267 COMM 221: Digital Video Production
  COMM 220: Digital Audio Production
  COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations
  COMM 335: Organizational Communication
  COMM 321: Electronic Journalism
  COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics
  COMM 350: Gender and Communication
  COMM 375: Emerging Technologies
  ART 322: Advertising in Marketing
PHOTO 180 ART 113: Photo 1: Digital
  ART 315: Website Art and Design
  ENGL 235: Literature and Sports
  SOC 140: Sociology of Sports
  COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities

Applied Communication Major/Degree Completion (30 Credit Hours)

The Applied Communication Major is an online adult degree completion program designed to prepare the student for careers in communication-related and professional fields. Potential career areas include advertising, corporate relations, event planning, health communication, higher education, human resources, journalism, media production, media programming and management, the Internet and personal media, media research, organizational communication, public relations, speech writing, and training and consulting, among other possibilities.

To receive a B.A. in Applied Communication a student must complete 120 credit hours of study that include the major requirements, below, and the University General Education Requirements.

Major Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

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  COMM 200: Perspectives on Human Communication
  COMM 205: Mediate Message Production
  COMM 206: Communication with Social Media
COMM 111  COMM 211: Introduction to Mass Communication
  COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations
  COMM 313: Persuasion
  COMM 335: Organizational Communication
  COMM 337: Leadership Communication
  COMM 365: Internship
  COMM 333: Communication Problems (A Capstone Course)
  Electives to complete 120 credit hours
*If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of PHIL 150 and a religious studies course.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Transfer Student Services Center
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3510
Email: transfercenter@sxu.edu


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