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Making the transition to university life can be confusing and stressful. In the College of Communication, students who participate in the First-year Interest Group program find their freshman year to be informative, enlightening, and fun.

Each FIG in the College of Communication is carefully designed using courses that will count toward any student’s degree, even if they enroll in a FIG that includes a communication course that is not from his or her major. To figure out which FIG is right for you, talk to your academic advisor or call 512-471-1553.

For a PDF version of the Communication FIG clusters listed below, please download our College of Communication brochure.

2013 Advertising FIGs

A New Perspective
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 319 Psychology of Advertising
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts
SOC 302 Intro to the Study of Society

Comm This Way
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 315 History & Devel of Advertising
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts
P S 303 Intro Phys Sci I: Mech & Heat

Information Highway
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 319 Psychology of Advertising
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts
PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology

Society and Culture
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 319 Psychology of Advertising
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre
GRG 305 This Human World: Intro to GRG

2013 Public Relations FIGs

Comm Free
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
MUS 307 History of Rock Music
ADV 315 History & Devel of Advertising
AMS 310 Intro to American Studies

Comm On Over
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 315 History & Devel of Advertising
SOC 308 Global Inequalities & Health
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre

Image Makers
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 319 Psychology of Advertising
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts
UGS 303 Modernity and Art of Uncanny

Trend Setters
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 315 History & Devel of Advertising
RTF 316M Race, Ethnicity, and the Media

2013 Comm Sciences & Disorders FIGs

Modern Times
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CSD 308K Perspectives on Deafness
BIO 301M Ecology, Evolution, & Society

Pathway
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CSD 308K Perspectives on Deafness
P S 303 Intro Phys Sci I: Mech & Heat

COMM Talk to Me
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CMS 306M Professional Comm Skills
CSD 308K Perspectives on Deafness
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre

2013 Communication Studies FIGs

Comm-N-Sense
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CMS 306M Professional Comm Skills
GRG 301K Weather and Climate
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts

Common Ground
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CMS 306M Professional Comm Skills
BIO 301M Ecology, Evolution & Society
ARH 301 Introduction to Visual Arts

Comm Out Loud
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CMS 306M Professional Comm Skills
PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre

Speak Up
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
CMS 306M Professional Comm Skills
ANT 302 Cultural Anthropology
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre

2013 Radio/Television/Film FIGs

Exit Stage Left
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
T D 303 Fundamentals of Acting
GRG 301K Weather and Climate

FIG Acting Reel
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
T D 303 Fundamentals of Acting
RTF 316M Race, Ethnicity and the Media

HollyWeird
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
UGS 303 Modernity and Art of Uncanny
T D 303 Fundamentals of Acting

The 21st Century
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
T D 303 Fundamentals of Acting
SOC 308 Contemporary US Social Problems

Musicology
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
MUS 307 History of Rock Music

The FIG with the Dragon Tattoo
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
RTF 314 Development of Motion Picture
UGS 303 Scandinavian Cinema

COMM Get Reel
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
RTF 314 Development of Motion Picture
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre

Cinema Paradiso
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre
UGS 303 Films and Filmmakers of Italy

2013 Journalism FIGs

Journies
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
J 301F Fundamental Issues in Journalism
P S 303 Intro Phys Sci I: Mech & Heat
AMS 310 Intro to American Studies

Newsies
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
J 301F Fundamental Issues in Journalism
BIO 301D Bio for Business/Law/Lib Arts
UGS 303 Literature of Sport

The Write Stuff
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
J 301F Fundamental Issues in Journalism
T D 301 Introduction to Theatre
UGS 303 Freedom: Philosophy/His/Law

Media Frenzy
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
J 301F Fundamental Issues in Journalism
E 314L Banned Books and Novel Ideas
M 302 Introduction to Mathematics

Undecided FIGs

Comm Chat
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies
GRG 301K Weather and Climate
SOC 302 Intro to the Study of Society

Comm Together
UGS 018 First-Year Interest Group SMNR
ADV 315 History & Devel of Advertising
SOC 302 Intro to the Study of Society
RTF 305 Introduction to Media Studies