Oct 17, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Mass Communication, Media Studies Concentration, B.A.


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Curriculum Requirements


The Media Studies concentration teaches students to use, analyze, and appreciate how and why communication works in society.  This concentration prepares them for further academic study in communication theory and examination of the role of communication in society.  Students will be introduced to media literacy, critical media analysis, and rhetorical communication studies and are prepared to write and think critically and to acquire a firm foundation in research theories and methods that prepare them for careers as media practitioners or candidates for graduate study.

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:


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:


5. Additional Requirements


Program Notes:


Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Mass Communication, Media Studies 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 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)

MSCM 2410  -  Media Literacy ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 17/18

Spring Semester

* GEC Science Course #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 )  

+ Media Criticism #1 + (3)

+ MSCM Elective (3) 

&General Elective

&General Elective

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

MSCM 4605  -  Mass Communication Law ( 3 )  

+ Media Production ++(3) 

&General Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

MSCM 4615  -  Media Ethics ( 3 )  

MSCM 4620  -  Media Practicum ( 3 )  

+ MSCM XXXX - Media Criticism #2 + (3)

&General Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

MSCM 4600  -  Mass Communication Theory and Research ( 3 )  

+ MSCM Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

&General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120-122 hours 

Distribution of Hours

* GEC General Education Core Curriculum Courses - 39 to 41 hours

^ Mass Communication Core Curriculum Courses - 27 hours 

+ Mass Communication Concentration Courses - 18 hours 

& General Electives - 34 to 36 hours 

 

SI= Speaking Intensive

WI= Writing Intensive 

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

NOTES:

Media Critisism - Choose two of the following  MSCM 2470 ,MSCM 3430 ,MSCM 3500  

++ Media Production - Choose one of  the following MSCM 3505 ,MSCM 3525 ,MSCM 3560 ,MSCM 3570 ,MSCM 3580  

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