Oct 16, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Mass Communication, Broadcast Media Concentration, B.A.


Curriculum Requirements


Our Broadcast concentration offers a solid foundation for a variety of careers.  In addition to honing reading, writing, storytelling, and critical thinking skills, the concentration is designed to enhance audio, video, and multimedia production skills.  Students learn multi-platform skills to enable them to work in corporate and non-profit settings, print media, radio, TV, new media, and social media.

1. 120 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major and cumulative. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must earn grades of C or better in ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 , and all major courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study. Students must have a “C” or better in ENG 1110  and ENG 1210 .

3. Program Requirements:


4. Concentration Requirements


5. Additional Requirements


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Mass Communication, Broadcast Media Concentration

(Effective Fall 2008)

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )   

MATH 1080  -  Mathematics for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ( 3 ) ** 

HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 13

Spring Semester

ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

* GEC Social Science Course #2 (3/4)

* GEC Foreign Language II ** (3)

HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  or HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  - SI

 Semester Hours: 15/16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

* GEC Science Requirement Course #1 (3/4)

* GEC Humanities #2 (3)

MSCM 2400  -  Introduction to Mass Communication: Structure and Social Impact ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

MSCM 2440  -  Reporting and Writing for Mass Media ( 3 )  - WI 

& General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 17/18

Spring Semester

* GEC Science Requirement # 2 (3)

MSCM 2430  -  Mass Media and Society ( 3 )  

MSCM 2540  -  Introduction to Multimedia Reporting ( 3 )  

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3) 

Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

ENG 3110  -  Advanced English Grammar ( 3 )   

MSCM 3560  -  Writing for Radio and Television ( 3 )  

MSCM 3570  -  Audio Production ( 3 )  

+ MSCM Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

MSCM 2420  -  Broadcast Announcing ( 3 )  

MSCM 3580  -  Video Production ( 3 )  

MSCM 4605  -  Mass Communication Law ( 3 )  

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester 

^  MSCM 4615  -  Media Ethics ( 3 )  

MSCM 4620  -  Media Practicum ( 3 )  

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

MSCM 4600  -  Mass Communication Theory and Research ( 3 )  

MSCM 4625  -  Advanced Audio Production ( 3 )  or MSCM 4635  -  Advanced Video Production ( 3 )  

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

& General Elective (3)

Semester Hours:15

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120-122

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours

* GEC Requirements - 39 to 41 hours

^ Mass Communication Core  Curriculum Courses - 27 hours

+ Mass Communication Concentration Curriculum Courses - 18

& General Electives - 34 to 36 

SI= Speaking Intensive
WI= Writing Intensive

** Placement scores will determine if student are required to complete MFL I or II and MATH 1000 before GEC Math Mathematics Requirements.