MEDIA STUDIES


Division of Communication & Fine Arts
Mary Carol Harris, Ph.D., Chair
A major in Media Studies consists of six credit hours in a common core (L.COM-131 and L.COM-485) combined with the requirements of the major program.

Requirements for the major in Media Studies (B.A.):
A 2.25 grade point is required in L.COM-225 for all Media Studies majors. A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the major (L.COM-131, and L.COM-485). A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.
Req Course Cr's
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-485: Communication Research 3
3   L.COM-158: Introduction to Television Production 3
4   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
5   L.COM-257: Electronic Field Production 3
6   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
7   L.COM-290: Communication Management 3
8   L.COM-293: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
9       L.COM-352: Advanced Broadcast Writing 3
10   L.COM-390: Media Criticism 3
11   L.COM-393: Communication Law 3
12   L.COM-491: Media Studies Capstone 3
13   L.COM-493: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
Select two from Req 14
14   L.COM-164: Digital Imaging 3
14   L.COM-205: Media History 3
14   L.COM-262: Photojournalism 3
14   L.COM-263: Wonderful World of Animation 3
14   L.COM-285: World Cinema-AA 3
14   L.COM-286: Identity & Community in Rock & Roll-AI 3
14   L.COM-289: Global Filmmaking 3
14   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
14   L.COM-357: Advanced Television Production 3
14   L.COM-375: Roots of the Blues and Rock & Roll 3
14   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
14   L.COM-383: Hippies in Haight-Ashbury-AI 3
14   L.COM-388: Art & Dissent in Czechoslovakia-AC 3
14   L.COM-395: Topics 3
41 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Journalism:

A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
3   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
4   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
5   L.COM-492: Journalism Practicum 1
6   L.COM-492: Journalism Practicum 1
Select one from Req 7
7   L.COM-202: PR Writing 3
7   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
20 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Media Studies:
A minimum of a 2.0 grade must be received in the core courses for the majors. A 2.25 cumulative grade point average is required in all other required courses submitted to the major and/or minor. If the minimum is not achieved, the student must retake the course the next time it is offered.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.COM-131: Introduction to Mass Communication 3
2   L.COM-158: Introduction to Television Production 3
3   L.COM-225: Media Writing 3
4   L.COM-290: Communication Management 3
5   L.COM-390: Media Criticism 3
Select three credits from Req 6
6   L.COM-257: Electronic Field Production 3
6   L.COM-280: News Analysis 3
6   L.COM-293: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
6   L.COM-352: Advanced Broadcast Writing 3
6   L.COM-491: Media Studies Capstone 3
6   L.COM-493: Media Studies Practicum Staff 1
6   L.COM-164: Digital Imaging 3
6   L.COM-205: Media History 3
6   L.COM-262: Photojournalism 3
6   L.COM-263: Wonderful World of Animation 3
6   L.COM-285: World Cinema- AA 3
6   L.COM-286: Identity & Community in Rock & Roll- AI 3
6   L.COM-289: Global Filmmaking 3
6   L.COM-305: Media Convergence 3
6   L.COM-357: Advanced Television Production 3
6   L.COM-375: Roots of the Blues and Rock & Roll 3
6   L.COM-380: Persuasion 3
6   L.COM-383: Hippies in the Haight-Ashbury-AI 3
6   L.COM-388: Art & Dissent in Czechoslovakia-AC 3
 6   L.COM-395: Topics 3
18 total required credits

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