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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, COMMUNICATION AND THEATRE ARTS

All degrees require the completion of the general education curriculum, supplemental requirements and if necessary additional electives or coursework to total 120 or more hours.

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Majors

Arts Administration
Communication Studies
English
Journalism and Public Relations
Theatre

Minors

Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
English
Interpersonal Communication
Journalism and Public Relations
Literature
Performing Arts
Writing

Arts Administration (B.A.)

Art History and Theory track

Studio Art track

Music track

*limit 3 hours

Theatre track

Literature and Writing track

Select from upper-level literature or writing courses.

Total Hours: 69

Communication Studies (B.A.)

  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 211 Public Speaking 3
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • CTA 300 Placement Seminar 1
  • CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory 3
  • CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • CTA 309 Small Group Theory Teams/Leadership 3
  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • CTA 399 Independent Study or CTA 499 Internship  3
  • CTA 400 Communication Research 3
  • ECTA 499 Special Topics in Study of Language 3
  • Electives from: 6-10

CTA 200 Forensics (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)
Soc 306 Intro. Psych./Social Research (3)
Soc 331 The Family (3)
Soc 333 Social Gerontology (3)
Soc 361 Social Theory (3)
Psy 341 Group Techniques (3)
Psy 442 Introduction to Counseling (3)
Psy 451 Personality Theory (3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3)
Psy/Bus 351 Human Resources Management (3)
Bus 443 Organizational Behavior (3)
Soc 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
Soc 345 Social Psychology (3)
Psy 421 Adolescent Psych. & Development (2-3)
Psy 445 Abnormal Psychology (3)
SW 201 Introduction to Social Work (3)
Theo 485 Family Life Ministry (3)

Other electives in interpersonal, group, or family communication

Total Hours: 37-41

Communication (Minor)

  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 211 Public Speaking 3
  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • Six hours from: 6

CTA 281 Business Communication (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)
CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication (3)
CTA 309 Small Group Theory Teams/Leader. (3)
CTA 311 Persuasion, Argumentation, Debate (3)
CTA 333 Intercultural Communication (3)
CTA 400 Communication Research (3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3)

Total Hours: 18

Composition and Rhetoric (Minor) 

  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory 3
  • Eng 221 Intermediate Writing 3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
  • Three hours from: 3

CTA 200 Forensics (3)
CTA 203 Communication Theory (3)
CTA 311 Persuasion, Argumentation, Debate (3)
CTA 399 Independent Study
CTA 499 Internship (1-3)
Eng 499 Internship (3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3)
Phil 301 Concepts in Philosophy (3)
Phil 311 History Philosophical Thought I (3)
Phil 312 History Philosophical Thought II (3)

Total Hours: 21

English (B.A.)

  • Eng 221 Intermediate Writing 3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Eng 300 Placement Seminar 1
  • Two courses from: 6

Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)
Eng 329 Scriptwriting (3)

  • One course from: 3

Eng 341 American Literature I (3)
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)                                        
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)                                    

  • Eng 366 Shakespeare 3          
  • One course from: 3           

Eng 381 World Literature I (3)           
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)      

  • Eng 383 Modern Poetry or Eng 385 Psych. & Socio. Analysis Modern Lit. 3
  • Eng 431 English Language and Linguistics 3
  • ECTA 499 Special Topics in Study of Language 3
  • Six hours from the preceding options and/or: 6

Eng 391 Children’s Literature (3)
Eng 392 Reading Interests of Adolescents (3)
Eng 411 History & Literature of Aging (3)
Eng 412 Life Review, Autobio./Creatv. Non-Fict.(3)

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare. Eng 387 Modern and Postmodern Drama may be substituted for the Modern Literature requirement (Eng 383 or 385).  

Total Hours: 40

English (Minor) 

  • One course from: 3

Eng 341 American Literature I (3) 
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)                                          
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)                                    

  • One course from: 3           

Eng 366 Shakespeare (3)
Eng 381 World Literature I (3)            
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)      

  • One course from: 3

Eng 221 Intermediate Writing (3)                                    
Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)
Eng 329 Scriptwriting (3)

  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Six additional hours of English above Eng 201 6

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare. Eng 387 Modern and Postmodern Drama may be substituted for the Modern Literature requirement (Eng 383 or 385).

Total Hours: 21 

 

Interpersonal Communication (Minor) 

  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication 3    
  • CTA 309 Small Group Theory Teams/Leadership 3
  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • Six hours from: 6

CTA 200 Forensics (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)
CTA 400 Communication Research (3)
Psy/Soc 306 Intro to Psych./Social Research (3)
Soc 201 Cultural Anthropology (3)
Soc 331 The Family (3)
Soc 333 Social Gerontology (3)
Soc 361 Social Theory (3)
Psy 341 Group Techniques (3)
Psy 421 Adolescent Psychology & Develop. (2-3)
Psy 442 Intro to Counseling (3)
Psy 445 Abnormal Psychology (3)
Psy 451 Personality Theory (3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3)
Bus 351 Human Resources Management (3)
Bus 443 Organizational Behavior (3)
SW 201 Intro to Social Work (3)
Theo 485 Family Life Ministry (3)

Total Hours: 18

Journalism and Public Relations (B.A.)

  • Art 235 Basic Digital Photography 3
  • CTA 203 Communication Theory 3
  • CTA 211 Public Speaking 3
  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 226 Journalistic Design 3
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • CTA 242 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism 3
  • CTA 281 Business Communication 3
  • CTA 296 Journalism Practicum 1
  • CTA 300 Placement Seminar 1
  • CTA 301 Public Relations 3
  • CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory 3
  • CTA 327 Advanced Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 400 Communication Research 3
  • CTA 399 Independent Study or CTA 499 Internship 3
  • One course from: 3

Eng 221 Intermediate Writing (3)
Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)                          

Total Hours: 44

Journalism and Public Relations (Minor) 

  • Art 235 Basic Digital Photography 3
  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 226 Journalistic Design 3
  • CTA 242 Introduction to Broadcast Journalism 3
  • CTA 301 Public Relations 3
  • CTA 327 Advanced Writing and Reporting 3

Total Hours: 18  

Literature (Minor)

  • One course from: 3

Eng 341 American Literature I (3)
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)
Eng 366 Shakespeare (3)

  • One course from: 3           

Eng 381 World Literature I (3)
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)      

  • Eng 383 Modern Poetry or Eng 385 Psych./Soc. Analysis Modern Lit. 3
  • Six hours from the preceding courses or: 6

Eng 391 Children’s Literature (3)
Eng 392 Reading Interests of Adolescents (3)
Eng 399 Independent Study (3)
Eng 411 History & Literature of Aging (3)
Eng 499 Internship (3)
Grk 410 Acts (3)
Grk 420 Pauline Epistles (3)
Grk 430/ Heb 440 Text. Criticism/Intertest. Rel. (3)
Heb 410 Latter Prophets (3)
Heb 420 Exodus and Deuteronomy (3)
Heb 430 Psalms & Wisdom Literature (3)
Theo 242 Interp. of Selected Psalms (3)
Theo 251 Interp. of Selected Pauline Epistles (3)
Theo 252 Interpretation of the Gospels (3)
Span 341 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)
Span 342 Intro. to Analysis of Hispanic Lit. (3)

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare.                

Eng 387 Modern and Postmodern Drama may be substituted for the Modern Literature requirement (Eng 383 or 385).         

Total Hours: 18  

Performing Arts (Minor)

CTA 231 Oral Interpretation (3)
CTA 232 Costume & Makeup Design (2)
CTA 233 Stage Scenery, Light. & Sound (4)
CTA 241 Media: Impacts & Influences (3)
CTA 242 Intro to Broadcast Journalism (3)

Total Hours: 21  

Theatre (B.A.)

CTA 200 Forensics (3)
CTA 231 Oral Interpretation (3)
CTA 242 Intro to Broadcast Journalism (3)
CTA 298 Forensics Practicum (1)
CTA 299 Theatre Practicum (1)
CTA 333 Intercultural Communication (3)
CTA 399 Independent Study (1-3)
CTA 499 Internship (1-3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics in ECTA (2-3)   

Total Hours: 43-47

Writing (Minor) 

  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting  3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Four courses from:12

Eng 221 Intermediate Writing (3)
Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)
Eng 399 Independent Study* (3)
Eng 412 Life Review, Autobio./Creatv. Non-Fict. (3)
Eng 499 Internship (3)

*Only three hours may be Independent Study

Total Hours: 18  

See also: Please check the course catalog for other information about programs in which you are interested.