467 Proteins and Nucleic Acids (4)
Designed for students interested in advanced studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and related medical sciences. Lectures will extensively cover material such as biochemical reactions, amino acid and peptide metabolism, protein function, nucleic acid base metabolism, nucleic acid function, and enzyme kinetics. The laboratory will be an introduction to modern biochemical techniques. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: Biology 325, Chemistry 371 and 466 with grades of C or better in each course. Laboratory/Studio course fee will be assessed.
475 Polymer Chemistry (2)
Focuses on the chemistry of synthetic polymers including mechanisms of polymerization and the relation of properties to structure. Spring semester even years. Prerequisites: Chemistry 352 and 371 or equivalent knowledge.
486r Seminar (1)
This participation seminar is based on student papers, invited speakers, and other activities. Every semester. Prerequisites: Chemistry 286 and 24 additional semester hours of chemistry. Maximum credit 2 hours.
495r Departmental Thesis
(2 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms) The Chemistry Department strongly recommends that all senior departmental thesis projects be preceded by a ten-week summer research project or by two semesters of departmental research in Chemistry 497. Between 5 and 10 clock hours of research per week are expected for 495r credit. Prerequisite: approval of Chemistry Department. See Departmental Honors. Student must submit an Individual Studies/ Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
496r Industrial Research (2)
Focuses on group participation in a research project sponsored jointly by the Chemistry Department and a local industry. Written report required. On demand. Laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite: 20 semester hours of chemistry.
497r Research (2)
Laboratory research under staff supervision. Oral summary or written report of results required each semester of credit. Students should confer with instructor prior to registration. Every semester. Laboratory 6 hours. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
Involves individual or group projects. Credit may be earned through University, governmental, or industrial laboratory experience approved by the department. Written report and seminar presentation required. Every semester. Maximum credit 4 hours. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Group Studies (1-4)
Examines a special topic of a selected area of chemistry as specified in the schedule of classes. Students should confer with the instructor prior to registration. On demand.
See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Associate Professor Betsy Alderman, Acting Head
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) accredits the UTC Department of Communication. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree requiring a combination of broad liberal learning and specialized study in communication. In addition to meeting the general education requirements, the communication major must complete an approved minor. Majors must complete an internship of no less than 150 hours of on-the-job training.
1170 - Communication (B.A.)
- General Education (see list of approved courses)
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and one approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses in two different disciplines (6 hours) May include Communication 320 as one of the two courses.
- Foreign Language: Through second college year in one foreign language.
- Completion of a minor with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
Major and Related Courses
- Completion of 33 hours of communication courses including 101, 230, 231, 320, 420, 451 and 485 or 480, and other communication courses as electives for the total of 33 hours.
- One approved computer literacy course.
- Communication majors must take a minimum of 80 semester hours in courses outside the major, with no fewer than 65 semester hours from the liberal arts and sciences.
- A communications major may complete a maximum of 30 credit hours in the College of Business Administration. This limit does not apply to students seeking the double major or degree in business and communication.
- 2.0 average in communication courses.
- Minimum of 39 hours of 300 and 400 level courses.
- Electives to complete 120 hours.
- See additional requirements.
4535 - COMMUNICATION MINOR
A total of 18 hours, including Communication 101 and 230. Nine hours must be at the 300 level or above.
Minimum 2.0 average in the minor.
COMMUNICATION COURSES (COMM)
101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
An introduction to the field of mass communication. Explores the historical development and current structure of the mass media. Examines the process of creating mass communication messages and economic, legal and ethical issues facing media outlets. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours.
130 Basic Computer Skills for Communication Majors (1)
Introduction to basic computer technology for mass communication. Basic elements of word processing, electronic mail, web page building and maintenance, and use of the World-Wide-Web for mass communication. Every semester. Laboratory 2 hours
199r Special Projects (1-3)
Individual or group studies. Every semester. Laboratory 1 to 3 hours