Dec 17, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. 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:


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 )   **

*  Modern Foreign Language III (3) **

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

* Science GEC Requirement 1 (3)

Humanities GEC Requirement (3)

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

^^  MSCM 2400  -  Introduction to Mass Communication: Structure and Social Impact ( 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 4605  -  Mass Communication Law ( 3 )  

^^^  MSCM 2410  -  Media Literacy ( 3 )  

^^^MSCM Elective (3)

General Elective

Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester

^^  MSCM 4615  -  Media Ethics ( 3 )  

^^^Media Criticism Course (MSCM 2470   , MSCM 2460   ,MSCM 3430   , MSCM 3500  ) (3)

^^  MSCM 3470  -  Journalism as Literature ( 3 )  

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

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

^^^MSCM Elective (3)

^^^Mass Media Production Course (MSCM 3505   , MSCM 3525   , MSCM 3560   , MSCM 3570   ,MSCM 3580  ) (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

General Elective (3)

Semester Hours: 18

Spring Semester

^^  MSCM 4620  -  Media Practicum ( 3 )  

^^^MSCM 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

^^^ Communication Studies Concentration Electives - 18

Minor or General Electives - 37

** Based on Placement Results

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