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
  (CI) Cultural Inquiry 3
  (QE) Quantitative Experience 3
COM 2000 Intro to Comm Studies 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM  COM course at 2000/3000 level 3
COM 2110 Argumentation & Debate 3
  (SI) Social Inquiry 3
* (BC) ENG 1020 or elective 3
XXX 1010** Foreign Language 4
    16

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 
COM course at 2000/3000 level  
3
  (CIV) Civic Literacy 4
ENG 3010 (ICN) Intermediate Composition 3
XXX 1020** Foreign Language 4
    14
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
  (GL) Global Learning 3
  (DEI) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 3
COM 3400 Theories of Communication 3
*** (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry w/ lab 4
  Elective 3
    16

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4190 or  COM 4210 Rhetorical Criticism OR Intro to Research Methods 3  
COM COM course at the 4000 level 3
  (NSI) 2nd Natural Science Inquiry 4
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM COM course at 4000 level 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
    14

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM COM course at 5000 level 3
COM 6190**** Internship 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM COM course at 5000 level 3
COM 5900 Senior Project 3
  Elective 4
  Elective 4
    14

 

 

*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 is based on SAT/ACT
** Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
***Students must take a lab with one of their Natural Science Inquiry courses
****Internships are not required for Communication Studies majors, but they are strongly recommended