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Undergraduate Program - BA in Mass Communication


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Firmly grounded in the liberal arts, the undergraduate Mass Communication degree provides students with the background in theories and research issues necessary for graduate study, as well as a broad understanding of the roles of media in society to prepare students for careers in the media. The graduate M.A. program prepares students for professional management leadership positions in mass communication and for further graduate work in the discipline and related disciplines.

B.A. in Mass Communication

(30 credit hours)

Effective Fall 2010

(Students must earn a C- or better in all required CMJ courses. WI = Writing Intensive.)

Core Course Requirements: (9 credit hours)

CMJ 203 Mass Communication Studies
CMJ 376 Modes of Media Criticism
CMJ 483 Capstone Seminar in Mass Communication (WI)

Major Course Requirements: (21 credit hours from the following courses)

CMJ 100 Introduction to Mass Communication
CMJ 211 Journalism Studies I: Introduction and History
CMJ 245 Film Criticism and Theory
CMJ 314 International Mass Communication
CMJ 367 Public Relations
CMJ 370 Visual Communication
CMJ 375 Journalism Studies II: Law and Ethics
CMJ 380 Advertising, Media and Society
CMJ 398 Topics in Mass Communication
CMJ 403 Persuasion and Social Influence
CMJ 410 Social Influence of Mass Communication
CMJ 412 Electronic Media Management
CMJ 425 Health Campaigns
CMJ 430 Intercultural Communication
CMJ 450 Communication and Technology
CMJ 460 Public Communication and Advocacy
CMJ 475 Sexualities in Mass Communication
CMJ 480 Media Theories and Research Methods
CMJ 498 Advanced Topics in Mass Communication
CMJ 500-level with department approval

Students are required to fulfill their external requirements to be eligible for graduation.


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All events in Dunn 424, 12:10pm to 1pm

September 29: Nathan Stormer
Department of Communication and Journalism
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Department of Communication and Journalism
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