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Major: B.S. Communication Arts and Literature/ Secondary Education

Speech Communication Courses: (31 credits)
  • SPCH 161 1cr. Speech Activities: Forensics
  • SPCH 200 3cr. Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 215 3cr. Oral Interpretation
  • SPCH 230 3cr. Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Communication
  • SPCH 256 3cr. Argumentation and Debate
  • SPCH 303 3cr. Advanced Public Speaking
  • SPCH 310 3cr. Persuasion
  • SPCH 330 3cr. Mass Media and Society
  • SPCH 410 3cr. Communication Analysis
  • SPCH 450 3cr. Secondary Teaching Methods: Speech Communication
English/Literature Courses:* (18 credits)
  • ENG 361 3cr. Advanced Composition
  • ENG 365 3cr. Modern Grammar
  • LIT 308 1cr. Authors: Short Course**
  • LIT 410 3cr. Literature and Literacy for Adolescents
         One British Survey Course: (4 credits)
    • LIT 321 4cr. British Literature: Beginning through Restoration and 18th Century
    • LIT 322 British Literature: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
         One American Survey Course:(4 credits)
    • LIT 331 American Literature: Beginning through Realism and Naturalism
    • LIT 332 American Literature: Modern and Contemporary

Total Credits: 49

* All students must take ENG 263: Poetry as their LAC Literature/Humanities requirement.

** Students may take a three-credit Authors course or Shakespeare course (two choices) and fulfill the one-credit requirement in the degree, but will have extra credits.

NOTE: This degree when coupled with professional education requirements can be used to obtain secondary education licensure in Communication Arts and Literature from the Minnesota State Board of Teaching. Please see the
Education Department for current licensure requirements. This degree has an emphasis in Speech Communication. Licensure may also be obtained with a degree that has an emphasis in English Literature; see the English section of the online catalog available at for more information.

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