Wayne State University

Sample 4 Year Plan of Work

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Freshman year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1010 (OC) Oral Comm. Basic Speech 3
ENG 1010 or ENG 1020* Basic Writing or (BC) Intro to College Writing 3
  (AI) American Society & Institutions 4
1010** Foreign Language 4
    14
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2000 Intro to Comm. Studies 3
1020 Foreign Language 4
  (HS) Historical Studies 3
* (BC) ENG 1020 or elective 3
* Elective 3
    16

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2110 (CT)Argumentation & Debate 3
COM*** Elective COM course at the 2000/3000 level  (PL- COM 2160) 3
COM 3400 (WI)Theories of Comm. 3
  (FC) Foreign Culture 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
**** (LS) Life Science 4
COM Elective COM course at the 2000/3000 level 3
COM 2010 (VP) Intro to Film 4
ENG 3010 (IC) Intermediate Composition 3
    14

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4190 or  COM 4210 Rhetorical Criticism Intro to Research Methods 3  
COM Elective COM course at the 4000 level 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 4
  Elective 3
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM Elective COM  course at the 4000 level 3
  (SS) Basic Social Science 3
**** (PS) Physical Science 4
  Elective 4
    14

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM Elective COM course at the 5000 level 3
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM Elective COM course at the 5000 level 3
COM 5900 Senior Project 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 4
    16
 

*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 is based on ACT
** Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
***Students can take COM 2160 to fulfill both the PL and elective credit in COM requirement
****Students must take a lab with either the Physical Science or the Life Science requirement