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
COM 1500 Survey of Mass Communication 3
  (QE) Quantitative Experience 3
  (DEI) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
  (CI) Cultural Inquiry 3
COM 2030 Grammar & Style 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 2100 News Reporting 3
COM 3170 Fundamentals of PR 3
ENG 3010 (ICN) Intermediate Composition 3
XXX 1020** Foreign Language 4
COM 3250 Organizational Communication 3
    16
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 3400 Theories of Communication 3
  (GL) Global Learning 3
COM 3210 News Editing 3
*** (NSI) Natural Science Inquiry w/ lab 4

COM 2170 

Persuasive Speaking OR 3
COM 3300 Business & Prof. Presentations  
    16

Junior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
  (CIV) Civic Literacy Inquiry 4
COM 4170 Public Relations Writing 3
  (NSI) 2nd Natural Science Inquiry 4
  Elective 3
    14
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 4210 Research Methods in CMS/PR 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15

 

Senior year

Fall
Course # Course name Cr
COM 6190**** Internship 3
COM 5130 Comm & Social Marketing 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
  Elective 3
    15
Winter
Course # Course name Cr
COM 5160 Public Relations Campaigns 3
COM 5140/COM
5300/COM 5500
PR& Social Media/ Desktop
Pub./Web Design for News
3
  Elective 3
  Elective 4
    13

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