Wayne State University

Sample 4 Year Plan of Work

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Freshman year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 1010 Basic Speech (OC) 3
ENG 1010 or Basic Writing or  
ENG 1020* Intro College Writing (BC)  3
# (QE) Quantitative Experience  3
COM 1500 Survey of Mass Communication  3
COM 2030 Grammar and Style 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 2100 News Reporting 3
HIS 2050 Mod. America Since 1877 (CIV)  3
* (BC) ENG 1020 or elective 3
# (CI) Cultural Inquiry 3
# (SI) Social Inquiry 3
    15

Sophomore year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3100 Public Affairs Reporting 3
COM 2280 Digital Photojournalism 3
# (ICN) Intermediate Composition  3
XXX 1010 Foreign Language % 4
  Elective 2
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3210 News Editing 3
COM XXX Journalism Elective 3
# (DEI) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion  3
XXX 1020 Foreign Language % 4
  Elective 2
    15

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4100 Feature Writing 3
COM XXXX Journalism Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4250 Reporting Race, Gender, Culture  3
COM 5500 Journalism and New Media 3
# (GL) Global Learning 3
^ (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry 3
  Elective 3
    15

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5080 History and Law of Journalism  3
^ (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry 4
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 2
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5250 Issues in News Media Mgt  3
COM 6190  Internship 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15


*Placement into ENG 1010 or 1020 is based on ACT/SAT scores
# Students have a choice of several courses in each general education category (see advisor for more information)
% Students have a choice of 16 different foreign languages (see general education requirements)
^ Students must take a lab with at least one of their Natural Science Inquiries (see general education requirements)