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    Dec 07, 2019  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020

Foreign Language and Communication Media (BA)


Administered jointly by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences  and School of Communication .

Admission to the Program


Students are admitted either to the School of Communication  or to the Department of World Languages and Cultures  in the College of Arts and Sciences . Formal admission to the Foreign Language and Communication Media (FLCM) major requires a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50. Students who are unable to achieve a 2.50 GPA and declare a major in FLCM are not allowed to take courses in the School of Communication  after they have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate credit.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 57 credit hours with grades of C or better
    • With approval of the student’s advisor, up to 6 credit hours taken abroad may be applied toward the communication requirements
  • Specialization: French, German, Russian, or Spanish combined with Communication Studies, Film and Media Arts, Journalism, or Public Relations & Strategic Communication
  • Prerequisite competency in the major language at the intermediate level
  • Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA

Course Requirements


Foundation (3 credit hours)


Language Specialization (18 credit hours)


Complete one of the following language specializations:

Communication Specialization (27 credit hours)


Complete one of the following communication specializations:

Communication Studies


Film and Media Arts


Electives (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from the following, with at least 3 credit hours at or above 300-level, or other coursework as approved by advisor:

Journalism


Capstone (3 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, with at least 3 credit hours at or above 300-level, or other coursework as approved by advisor:

Public Relations & Strategic Communication


Electives (6 credit hours)

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, with at least 3 credit hours at or above 300-level, or other coursework as approved by advisor:

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.