Bachelor Of Arts - English Specialization In Communications/Public Relations

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, English, Communications/Public Relations specialization, from the English Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is the approved course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 6 semesters; 2 18-hour semesters are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

Economics Requirement

Students may complete either ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics or may take a Principles of Economics course elsewhere, provided that Daemens Business Chair pre-approves the transfer course as an acceptable equivalent to a generic principles course. Bear in mind that, should the course be taken elsewhere, no competency will be satisfied.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

First Semester

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • LIT112 Approaches to Literature (3)
  • ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (see note above) (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)  
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

Year 2

First Semester

  • Select 1: CMP312 Creative Writing; CMP317 Journalism; CMP318 Writing for the Media (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • LIT203 Readings in British Literature I (3)
  • American Literature Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

Second Semester

  • CA221 Human Communication (3)
  • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • LIT204 Readings in British Literature II (3)
  • MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

NOTE: Students should begin Service Learning (1 of 3 credits)

Year 3

First Semester

  • Literature Elective (3)
  • CA222 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
  • CFE3__ Career Field Experience** (3)
  • LIT410 Shakespeare* OR CMP/PR420 Promotional Writing* (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • Literature Elective (6)
  • Select 1: LNG307 English Language: Its Evolution and Structure; LNG309 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • PR322 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (18)

*LIT410 and CMP/PR420 will be offered in alternate years.



**Career Field Experience must be in the area of communications/public relations.

Year 4

First Semester

  • CMP/PR420 Promotional Writing* OR LIT410 Shakespeare* (3)
  • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

Second Semester

  • CFE4__ Career Field Experience** (3)
  • Literature Elective (3)
  • PR 443 Research Practicum (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

*LIT410 and CMP/PR420 will be offered alternate years.

**Career Field Experience must be in the area of communications/public relations.

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