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    North Carolina Central University
  Nov 20, 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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