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    North Carolina Central University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

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 in Mass Communication, Media Studies Concentration


(Effective Fall 2008)

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

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 17

Spring Semester


Semester Hours: 15

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Semester Hours: 15

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Semester Hours: 18

Spring Semester


Semester Hours: 13-15

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120


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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