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Communication Studies Department

BA - Communication Studies, Preparation for Teaching

This major is designed for students interested in teaching English or speech communication in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for a BA in Communication Studies.

A Minimum grade point average (GPA) and completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See "Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California" (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements50
Core Lower Division General Education33
Of the 39 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major22-24
ENGL 105. Seminar in Advanced Composition4
ENGL 112B. Literature for Young Adults4
ENGL 125. European Literature: Homer through Dante4
Complete one course from:
ENGL 103. Modern English4
LING 107. Patterns of English3
Complete one course from:
ENGL 144. Shakespeare I4
ENGL 145. Shakespeare and Performance4
Complete one course from:
ENGL 162. Studies-American Literature Before 18654
ENGL 163. American Literature: 1865-19104
ENGL 168. The American Novel4
ENGL 169. Ethnicity in American LiteratureS3
Requirements of the Major38
Core Courses14
COMM 101C. Junior Seminar: Theorizing Communication4
COMM 182P. Communication in the Classroom4
COMM 198. Applied Activity in Communication1-2
COMM 199C. Senior Seminar: Synthesis & Application4
Additional Requirements24
Two courses in Foundations Area8
Two Courses in Inquiry Area8
Two Courses in Practice Area8
One Course in Practice Area AND COMM 157(3 units) will meet Practice Area requirement
University Electives8-10

Total Units:120