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Advertising Major Checklist

Make sure you have all the courses you need for your advertising degree. If you have any questions about which classes you should take, talk to your advisor.

This checklist is for students who entered the advertising program during or after summer 2016. If you started earlier than summer 2016, visit the online catalog to find the bulletin that corresponds with the year you started the program.

Communication

  • CMCN 170 - Media and Society
  • CMCN 212 - Introductory Newswriting
  • CMCN 330 - Principles of Advertising
  • CMCN 335 - Visual Communication I
  • CMCN 340 - Advertising Creative Strategy I
  • CMCN 341 - Advertising Creative Strategy II
  • CMCN 342 - Electronic Media Advertising
  • CMCN 384 - Communication Theory
  • CMCN 385 - Communication Law and Ethics
  • CMCN 386 - Communication Research
  • CMCN 435 - Advertising Media Planning
  • CMCN 437 - Advertising Campaigns
  • CMCN 490 - Internship
  • Communication elective. It's recommended that you choose from:
    • CMCN 310 - Public Speaking
    • CMCN 320 - Principles of Public Relations
    • CMCN 333 - Digital Photography
    • CMCN 337 - Visual Communication II
    • CMCN 448 - Trends in 21st Century Communication Seminar
    • CMCN 477 - Special Topics in Communication

Arts

  • Arts elective (3 credit hours/1 course). Choose a course in DANC, MUS, THEA, or VIAR.

Behavioral Science

  • Behavioral science elective (6 credit hours/2 courses).
    • Business minors should choose ECON for this elective, because ECON is considered both a behavioral science and a business discipline.

English

  • ENGL 101 - Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENGL 102 - Writing and Research About Culture
  • ENGL 352 - English Grammar and Usage
  • English elective (3 credit hours/1 course).
    • ENGL 201 - British Literature
    • ENGL 202 - British Literature II
    • ENGL 205 - American Literature I
    • ENGL 206 - American Literature II
    • ENGL 210 - Literary Genres
    • ENGL 211 - Thematic Approaches to Literature
    • ENGL 212 - Literature and Other Media
    • ENGL 215 - Honors British Literature
    • ENGL 216 - Honors American Literature
  • ENGL 304 - Vocabulary Development

History

  • History elective (6 credit hours/2 courses). Choose from:
    • HIST 101 - World Civilizations I
    • HIST 102 - World Civilizations II
    • HIST 103 - Honors World Civiliations I
    • HIST 104 - Honors World Civilizations II
    • HIST 221 - The United States to 1877
    • HIST 222 - The United States Since 1877
    • HIST 223 - Honors the United States to 1877
    • HIST 224 - Honors the United States Since 1877
    • HIST 307 - History of Louisiana

Marketing

  • MKTG 345 - Principles of Marketing

Math

  • MATH 102 - Quantitative Reasoning or both MATH 103 - Applied College Algebra Fundamentals and MATH 104 - Applied College Algebra Fundamentals Practicum
    • MATH 104 must be taken with MATH 103 but does not count toward the 124 total credit hours required for this degree.
  • STAT 214 - Elementary Statistics

Modern Languages

  • MODL 101 (choose from French, Spanish, or German)
  • MODL 102 (must choose the same language as you took for MODL 101)
  • MODL 201 (must be the same language as you took for MODL 101 and 102)
  • MODL 202 or MODL 203 (must be the same language as you took for MODL 101, 102, and 201)

Science

  • Science electives (9 credit hours/2 courses).
    • Two courses must be from the same science; at least one must be from both the biological sciences (BIOL, ENVS 150) and from the physical sciences (PHYS, CHEM, BIOL).

UNIV

  • UNIV 100 - First Year Seminar

Minor Courses & Other Electives

  • Minor courses (18 credit hours/6 courses)
  • Humanities electives (6 credit hours/2 courses). May be in ENGL, HIST, HUMN, MODL, or PHIL.