Core Requirements

 
  Core Graduation Requirement Summary
  Mathematics and Science
  Written and Oral Communication
  Humanities and/or Social Sciences
  Multicultural Awareness
  Capstone Course or Experience
  International Understanding
  Transfer and Advanced Placement Credit
  For more information - MAJORS
  For more information - MINORS


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. Written and Oral Communication requirements of both the College of Agriculture and Purdue University’s Core Curriculum may be fulfilled by completing one of the following options below. Occasionally, students meet the international understanding or multicultural awareness requirement with the Additional Written or Oral Communications selection, so wise selection is recommended.

Option 1 (Beginning Freshmen – Regular Credentials)

  • (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
  • (4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
  • (3) Additional Written and/or Oral Communications Selection (see Ag Core list – 3 formats hyperlinked below)

Option 2 (Beginning Freshmen – Advanced Credentials)

  • (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
  • (3) ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition) *
  • (3) Additional Written and/or Oral Communications Selection (see Ag Core list – 3 formats hyperlinked below)

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

  • (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
  • Transfer credits in freshmen English composition which appear on a Purdue transcript as ENGL 10100, ENGL 10200, ENGL 10300, ENGL 10400, or ENG W131
  • (6) Additional Written and/or Oral Communications Selection (see Ag Core list – 3 formats hyperlinked below)

 

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

  • (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
  • (6) Transfer credits in freshmen English composition which appear on a Purdue transcript as ENGL 10600 + 2 additional credits of ENGL 1XXXX, ENGL 10100+10200, or ENGL 10400+10500
  • (3) Additional Written or Oral Communications Selection (see Ag Core list – 3 formats hyperlinked below)

Option 5 (Transfer Students – Three Credits of Undistributed English Completed)†

  • (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
  • (3) Transfer credits in freshmen English composition (non-remedial) which appear on a Purdue transcript as ENGL 1XXXX
  • (3) UCC Approved Written Communication credits which are not duplicative of other course credits
  • (3) Additional Written and/or Oral Communications Selection (see Ag Core list – 3 formats hyperlinked below)

.Courses meeting the Additional Written and/or Oral Communications requirement for the College of Agriculture are included in the Ag Core course listing which is available in three formats:



* 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 of 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.


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


Revised July 3, 2013