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Prairie State College

psC Communication Transfer Guide

This transfer guide assists communication students with their transition to Saint Xavier University. Please refer to the general education requirements for an A.A. or A.S. degree found in the Prairie State College (PSC) Academic Catalog.

If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

The Communication Department offers a rewarding curriculum that focuses on the process and effects of communication, the Internet and personal media, in both mediated and face-to-face contexts. Communication majors can select from three areas of emphasis: strategic communication, media communication or sports communication. The department also offers an Applied Communication Major which is an online adult degree completion program designed to prepare the student for a career in communication-related and professional fields.

General Education Courses

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
Communication
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing ENG 101 and ENG 102 
COMM 101: Speech COMM 101 
College Level Math
Approved College Level Math *See catalog for IAI approved course 
Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credit hours)
Life Science and Physical Science *See catalog for IAI approved courses  
Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)

Humanities and Fine Arts: (Choose at least 1 Humanities and 1 Fine Arts)

Suggested Humanities course: PHOTO 267; suggested Fine Arts course: PHOTO 180; plus 1 additional course 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (Choose 3 courses from at least 2 disciplines) *See catalog for IAI approved courses  

Communication Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

To receive a B.A. in Communications a student must complete 120 hours.

Students select one of three concentrations (21 hours) to complete the major:

Students must obtain a grade of C or better for any course to be applied to the communication major or minor.

Core Requirements (15 Credit Hours)

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 200: Perspectives on Human Communication  
COMM 205: Mediated Message Production  
COMM 211: Introduction to Mass Communication COMM 111 
COMM 324: Senior Seminar I: Communication Research  
COMM 369: Senior Seminar II: Research Applications  

Strategic Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 216: Introduction to Health Communication  
COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations  
COMM 335: Organizational Communication  


Choose four courses from the following:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 203: Intercultural Communication  
COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media  
COMM 210: Interpersonal Communication COMM 108 
COMM 313: Persuasion  
COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics  
COMM 350: Gender, Identity and Communication  
COMM 375: Emerging Technologies  
COMM 337: Leadership Communication  
COMM 325: Internet as Communication  
COMM 306: Organizational Assessment  
COMM 209: Small Group Communication COMM 103 
COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities  

Media Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 220: Digital Audio Production  
COMM 221: Digital Video Production PHOTO 267 
COMM 222: Critical Television Studies  


Choose four courses from the following:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media  
COMM 301: Law of Mass Communication  
COMM 321: Electronic Journalism  
COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics  
ART 322: Advertising in Marketing  
COMM 375: Emerging Technologies  
COMM 325: Internet as Communication  
COMM 305: Television and Scriptwriting  
COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations  
ART 113: Photo 1: Digital PHOTO 180 
ART 315: Website Art and Design GC 162 
COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities  

Sports Communication Concentration

Required to complete this concentration:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media  
COMM 207: Sports Communication  
COMM 321: Electronic Journalism  


Choose four courses from the following:

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 203: Intercultural Communication  
COMM 221: Digital Video Production PHOTO 267 
COMM 220: Digital Audio Production  
COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations  
COMM 335: Organizational Communication  
COMM 321: Electronic Journalism  
COMM 333: Communication Problems and Topics  
COMM 350: Gender and Communication  
COMM 375: Emerging Technologies  
ART 322: Advertising in Marketing  
ART 113: Photo 1: Digital PHOTO 180 
ART 315: Website Art and Design GC 162 
ENGL 235: Literature and Sports  
SOC 140: Sociology of Sports  
COMM 368: Communication Responsibilities  

Applied Communication Major/Degree Completion (30 Credit Hours)

The Applied Communication Major is an online adult degree completion program designed to prepare the student for careers in communication-related and professional fields. Potential career areas include advertising, corporate relations, event planning, health communication, higher education, human resources, journalism, media production, media programming and management, the Internet and personal media, media research, organizational communication, public relations, speech writing, and training and consulting, among other possibilities.

To receive a B.A. in Applied Communication a student must complete 120 credit hours of study that include the major requirements, below, and the University General Education Requirements.

Major Requirements (30 Credit Hours)

Saint Xavier University Prairie State College Equivalent
COMM 200: Perspectives on Human Communication  
COMM 205: Mediate Message Production  
COMM 206: Communication with Social Media  
COMM 211: Introduction to Mass Communication COMM 111 
COMM 244: Introduction to Public Relations  
COMM 313: Persuasion  
COMM 335: Organizational Communication  
COMM 337: Leadership Communication  
COMM 365: Internship  
COMM 333: Communication Problems (A Capstone Course)  
Electives to complete 120 credit hours  

*If students complete the majority of their general education requirements prior to transferring to SXU, they may qualify for the IAI GECC Articulation Agreement with the exception of Philosophy 150: The Examined Life and a religious studies course.

Additional Information

Please refer to the SXU Academic Catalog for any additional information.

Contact

Office of Admission Office of Records and Advising
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
Email: admission@sxu.edu
Phone: 773-298-3501
Email: advising@sxu.edu


As of July 2018