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COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS (SAC)


SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION (SAC)

ADVISING

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES/SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS DEGREE PROGRAM

BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS


SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION (SAC)

MAJORS AND MINORS

B.A. = Bachelor of Arts    B.S. = Bachelor of Science    m = minor

Art (B.A., B.S., m)                                  
- Photography (m)                                                                                                                                 
Art Education (B.S.)                                                                                            
Communication Studies
- Interpersonal Communication (B.A., B.S., m)                
- Organizational & Professional Communication (B.A., B.S., m)
- Advocacy & Communication Criticism (B.A., B.S., m)  
- Broadcast & Digital Communication (B.A., B.S., m)                   
- Sports Broadcasting (m)                                                                                                                  
Music (m)
- Choral Education Emphasis (B.S.)                                                                                                 
- General Education Emphasis (B.S.)                                                                                              
- History Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)  
- Instrumental Education Emphasis (B.S.)                                                                                     
- Jazz Performance Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)                   
- Music Theatre Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)                       
- Performance Emphasis (B.A., B.S.,m)                         
- Piano Pedagogy (B.A., B.S.)                                         
- Theory Emphasis (B.A., B.S.)                                    
Theatre Arts
- Arts Administration Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)
- Design/Technical Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)
- General Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)              
- Music Theatre Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)       
- Performance Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)       
- Stage Management Emphasis (B.A., B.S., m)

The School of Arts and Communication is dedicated to supporting and enhancing liberal studies while providing a complete pre-professional curriculum. School of Arts and Communication programs strive to develop the knowledge, freedom and spontaneity which underlie creative expression in its highest forms. Classes focus on establishing the foundations for creative work through the study of technical, historical, and artistic dimensions in the arts. The primary activity involves hands-on experience, so students spend much of their time in laboratories, studios, and rehearsals developing the skills, processes, and attitudes necessary for success. Students in these programs specialize in a particular art or communication discipline as they acquire general knowledge through the liberal studies core. Upon completion of their program, they have a wide range of occupational and educational choices. Some graduates begin careers in the fine or performing arts or the mass media. Others enter graduate schools, specializing in some aspect of their previous study or in some related field. Still others choose from a wide range of occupations where their creative and communicative skills serve them well. Whatever the career and whatever the future, graduates of the School of Arts and Communication are flexible, adaptable, and disciplined communicators who understand process, problem solving, and commitment.


ADVISING

All students in the College of Liberal Studies who have declared majors are assigned to faculty advisers. Advisers provide guidance and assistance to develop plans for post-college experiences. Students and their advisers are provided with computerized advisement reports that assist them in monitoring progress in meeting degree requirements. Degrees are verified in the dean's office. Students are encouraged to come to the office to review progress toward the degree during their junior year.


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES/SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATIONS DEGREE PROGRAM

(All CLS/SAC departments except DES)
A student in the College of Liberal Studies or School of Arts and Communication may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The type of degree earned by a student (B.A. or B.S.) may be determined by the major programs elected by the student. All general university degree requirements must be met: a minimum of 120 credits (40 of which must be 300/400 numbered courses), General Education program requirements, college core requirements and major program requirements.


BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS

1. Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. 
2. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. 
3. Language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) used to fulfill General Education: Math/Logical Systems (category 2) may also be used to meet the BA and BS language requirements.
4. All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program. 
5. At least one course in your College Degree Program must be a CLS designated diversity course. 
6. Applicable courses may be found on the CLS BA/BS Core Course List (http://www.uwlax.edu/ls/students/advising/CLS%20Degree%20Categories_Courses%20FINAL.pdf) or in the advisement report when the degree has been declared.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (Declare ONE Track in the CLS Academic Services Office in 260 Morris Hall)
Courses used to fulfill General Education requirements will not apply (except as noted in #3 above)
A. LANGUAGE TRACK
     1. Native speakers of English complete CHI 202 or FRE 202 or GER 202 or RUS 202 or SPA 202 or MLG 202 or MLG 204 or MLG 304. Non-native speakers of English score at least 80 on the La Crosse battery of exams for non-native speakers of English; or submit a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the university's English language proficiency requirement for admission; or complete ESL 252 or 253, and one additional course from ESL 250, 251, 252, 253. (Contact the English as a Second Language Institute for eligibility and regulations); and
     2. Two additional courses outside of your major in two of the following: humanities, social sciences or fine arts.
B. HUMANITIES TRACK
     1. One modern language course 102 or higher or an OIE approved semester long study abroad experience combined with the INS 250, 251, 252 sequence; and
     2. Two additional courses outside your major department from two different departments chosen from: history, English, philosophy; and
     3. One additional course in social sciences or fine arts.
C. FINE ARTS TRACK
     1. One modern language course 102 or higher or an OIE approved semester long study abroad experience combined with the INS 250, 251, 252 sequence; and
     2. Two additional courses outside your major department from two different departments chosen from: art, communication studies, music, theatre; and
     3. One additional course in social sciences or humanities.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 
Courses used to fulfill General Education requirements will not apply (except as noted in #3 above)
Complete four courses outside your major department as follows: 
1. A lab science course (from the General Education list); and
2. A social science course; and
3. Another social science or General Education natural science, or math course, or an approved CLS alternative
(ENV 201, PHL 334, 339); and
4. One additional course in humanities or fine arts or complete a modern language course 102 level or higher.

In addition to the College of Liberal Studies Degree Core requirement, all students in CLS must complete a second major, minor, or program option.
1. Complete a minor (or second major) outside of your major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside your major program. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements; or
3. Program Option-complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300 or 400 level). These courses must be outside your major department and can be from any college. General Education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum General Education requirements.