BA Media Studies Degree Requirements
The Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies firmly grounded in the liberal arts, is designed for students who want to gain a broad understanding of the roles of media in society and prepare for careers in the media. For students who wish to continue on, the graduate M.A. program complements the B.A. and prepares students for professional management or leadership positions in mass communication or for further graduate work in the discipline and related disciplines.
(CMJ courses must obtain a C- or better to count toward the major; WI = Writing Intensive.)
Core Course Requirements 3 courses (9 credits)
|CMJ 203||Mass Communication Studies|
|CMJ 376||Modes of Media Criticism|
|CMJ 483||Capstone Seminar in Mass Communication (WI)|
Major Course Requirements: 7 courses (21 credits)
|CMJ 100||Introduction to Mass Communication|
|CMJ 107||Communication & the Environment|
|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 402||Communication Research|
|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 5xx||with department approval|
*Please note: only one 100-level course may count toward the major in Mass Communication.
Department of Communication and Journalism External Requirements
(for all undergraduate majors in Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication)
A total of 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language, with at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (take 6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other).
Writing Area: ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 212, ENG 301, ENG 317, ENG 415, ENG 416, ENG 418 (CMJ 236 may count here if not used to fill a major requirement)
Language Area: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language, or other language.
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