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College of Agriculture

Written and Oral Communication

(10 credits)

The written and oral communication component of the core curriculum will enhance students' abilities to communicate with clarity in formal, informal and technical contexts; to develop and convey logical arguments when discussing problems or ideas; and to evaluate critically the arguments of others. Requirements may be fulfilled by completing one of the following options:

Option 1 (Beginning Freshmen — Regular Credentials)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(3) From American Sign Language (ASL), Communication (COM 20000+), English (ENGL 20000+), (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) or (3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education)

Option 2 (Beginning Freshmen Advanced Credentials)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition)*
(3) From American Sign Language (ASL), Communication (COM 20000+), English (ENGL 20000+), (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) or (3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education)

Option 3 (Transfer Students Three Credits of English Completed)†

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) Transfer credits in freshman English composition, excluding courses equivalent to or similar to ENGL 10000.
(6) From American Sign Language (ASL), Communication (COM 20000+), English (ENGL 20000+), (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) or (3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education)

Option 4 (Transfer Students Six Credits of English Completed)†

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(6) Transfer credits in freshman English composition, excluding courses equivalent or similar to ENGL 10000.
(3) From American Sign Language (ASL), Communication (COM 20000+), English (ENGL 20000+), (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) or (3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education)

Students enrolled in curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering degree may use three credits from courses offered by the School of Languages and Cultures to fulfill additional Written and Oral Communication requirements if a minimum of six credits are earned in a language.

* Students who earn an "A" or "B" in ENGL 10800 are exempt one credit of Written and Oral Communication requirements and total graduation requirements. Those who do not earn an "A" or "B" in ENGL 10800 must complete six credits from American Sign Language (ASL), Communication (COM 20000+), English (ENGL 20000+), (3) AGR 20100 (Communicating Across Culture) or (3) YDAE 44000 (Methods of Teaching Agricultural Education).

†Ten credits are required to fulfill Written and Oral Communication requirements for the baccalaureate degree. The additional two credits may be used in the plan of study at the discretion of the department offering the major.