Writing Requirements in Communication

Communication majors must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of general education WAC courses not part of students’ degree plans.  Those credits may consist of DSU’s College Composition I and II, which are writing intensive, or transfer courses or credit considered equivalent according to SBHE placement and transfer policies.  Communication majors must complete an additional 12 hours of the WAC/WID courses from the list below, all of which are writing intensive: 

COMM 280 Understanding Film and TV (3)

COMM 308 Argumentation (3)

COMM 313 Persuasion (3)

COMM 317 Organizational and Group Communication (3)

COMM 411 Professional Practices and Portfolio (3)

COMM 497 Communication Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education (3)

Writing intensive credit may also be available through alternative means, such as completing other upper-level courses, including internships, which require extensive guided instruction and recursive practice in writing.  Such alternative credit requires the student to submit a writing portfolio documenting the intensive writing accompanied by a program substitution form filed by the department Chair.