Aug 15, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Broadcast Media Concentration, B.A.


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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. 124 Semester Hours:


Complete a minimum of 124 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 )   **

*  Modern Foreign Language III (3) **

*  MATH 1100  -  College Algebra and Trigonometry I ( 3 )   **

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

Semester Hours: 16

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  SOSC GEC Requirement 2 (3)

* MATH GEC Requirement 2 (3)

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  

^  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )   or

^  MSCM 2200  -  Introduction to Public Speaking ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  GEC Science Requirement I (3)

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

General Elective (3)

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

^  ENG 2310  -  British Literature I ( 3 )   or

^  ENG 2320  -  British Literature II ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 17

Spring Semester

*  GEC Science Requirement 2 (3)

^^  MSCM 2430  -  Mass Media and Society ( 3 )  

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

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

^^  ENG 3110  -  Advanced English Grammar ( 3 )  

^^  MSCM 3470  -  Journalism as Literature ( 3 )  

^^^  MSCM 3570  -  Audio Production ( 3 )  

^^^  MSCM 3560  -  Writing for Radio and Television ( 3 )  

^^^  MSCM Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

^^^  MSCM 3580  -  Video Production ( 3 )  

General Elective (3)

^^  MSCM 4620  -  Media Practicum ( 3 )  

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

^^  MSCM 4600  -  Mass Communication Theory and Research ( 3 )  

^^ MSCM 4605  -  Mass Communication Law ( 3 )   

^   MSCM 4615  -  Media Ethics ( 3 )  

^^^ MSCM Concentration Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

^^^ MSCM Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (1-3)

^^  MSCM 4610  -  Communication Law and Ethics ( 3 ) 

^^^  MSCM Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (1-3)

Semester Hours: 13-15

 

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 124

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours

* GEC Requirements - 39

^^ Mass Communication Core Courses - 30

^^^ Broadcast Media Concentration Requirements and Electives - 18

Minor or General Electives - 37

** Based on Placement Results

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