College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Undergraduate > Media and Cinema Studies (BA) > College Core Requirements
All majors in the College of Communication consist of a four-course common core plus an additional combination of program requirements and electives.
Four core courses are required of all College of Communication students:
Students are encouraged to complete all four prior to taking additional coursework in the major.
Students who intend to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Communication will be required to demonstrate a measure of competence in a modern language, as defined by the college. Such competence may be demonstrated in one of several ways:
Modern Languages courses with an E-designation are taught in English and may not be applied to the Modern Language Requirement. Students with some modern language training should consult with the Modern Language Department about the course with which they should begin. Students with little or no previous work in the language will be required to complete the entire three-course introductory sequence.
The Modern Language Option is available to all BA students who wish to study a modern language beyond the level necessary to meet the College’s modern language requirement. Students selecting the option may substitute a three-course language sequence for three learning domain courses, or two upper-level courses in the same language for two learning domain requirements. Modern language option waivers cannot be applied to courses in the Math and Computing Domain or courses in the Scientific Inquiry domain. Modern Languages courses with an E-designation are taught in English and may not be applied to the Modern Language Option.
Any substitutions must be consistent with the principle that students complete at least one course in each learning domain.
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