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 Basic Writing or  
ENG 1020* (BC) Basic Composition 3
XXX 1010** Foreign Language 4
  Elective 3
     
    13
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1500 Survey of Mass Communication 3
COM 2030 Grammar & Style 3
* (BC) ENG 1020 or elective 3
XXX 1020 Foreign Language 4
  Elective 3
    16

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2100 News Reporting 3
HIS 2050 U.S. Since 1877 4
  (FC) Foreign Culture 3
COM 2110 (CT) Argumentation & Debate 3
    13
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3100 Public Affairs Reporting 3
COM 2010 (VP) Intro to Film 4
COM 3210 News Editing 3
*** (PS) Physical Science 4
  Elective 2
    16

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4250 Race, Gender & Culture 3
COM 2280 Digital Photojournalism 3
  (IC) Intermediate Composition 3
*** (LS) Life Science 4
  Elective 3
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5080 History & Law of Journalism 3
COM 4100 (WI) Feature Writing 3
COM Journalism Elective 3
  (AI) American Institutions 3
  Elective 3
    15

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5500 Journalism and New Media 3
COM 6190 Internship 3
  (SS)Basic Social Science 3
  (HS) Historical Studies 3
  Elective 4
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5250 Issues in News Media Mgt 3
COM Journalism Elective 3
  (PL) Philosophy & Letters 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15

*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 and MAT 0900 or 1000 is based on ACT
** Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
***Students must take a lab with either the Physical Science or the Life Science requirement