Department of Theatre and Communication Art
TCA Chair and Transfer Advisor: Brenda DeVore Marshall
First-Year Student Contacts: Brenda DeVore Marshall or Jackson Miller (Communication Arts Professors) or Janet Gupton (Colloquium Advisor)
Guidelines For First-Year Students
- INQS 125--Inquiry Seminar. 4 credits.
Fall or Spring Semester:
- TCCA 130 Interpersonal Communication - An introduction to the study of face-to-face communication between individuals. 3 credits. (IS) Offered each fall and spring semester.
- TCCA 140 Public Speaking - Development of effective and ethical presentation of ideas to an audience. 3 credits. (IS) Offered each fall and spring semester.
Guidelines For Second-Year Students
- TCCA 255 Foundational Theories of Rhetoric and Communication - An introduction to communication and rhetorical theory focusing on how humans use symbols to interact with others. 3 credits. (UQ) Offered fall semester only.
- TCCA 220 Performing Literature - Analysis and performance of selections from various literary genres. Focus on literature by U.S. minority authors. 3 credits. (CS and US) Offered spring semester only.
- TCCA 233 Multicultural Communication in the United States - Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Emphasis on dynamics of human interaction within and across co-cultures in the United States. 3 credits. (IS or US) Offered spring semester only.
- TCCA 230 Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives - Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Focus on global perspectives. 3 credits. (IS and GP) Offered each fall and spring semester.
This course may be taken during either the first or second year of study.
This course is recommended for students planning to study abroad.
- Modern Language courses. To meet requirements for B.A. degree and study abroad. 4 credits each of two semesters.
Other Major/Minor Specific Advising Information
- Communication Arts majors should complete the BA language requirement during their first or second year of study.
- Communication Arts majors and minors should attend required majors and minors conferences scheduled during the fall (group meeting) and spring (individual meetings) for additional advising information.
- Due to the course rotation schedule in Communication Arts, it is important for prospective majors and minors to meet with a Communication Arts faculty member as early as possible in their Linfield career.