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Mass Communications (B.A.)

Administered by Department of Mass Communications

Effective Fall 2013

In addition to general education requirements, a total of 34 semester hours is required for a major in Mass Communications. The balance of the university's 120-semester hour requirement for a bachelors' degree comes from elective courses. The department's curriculum ensures better preparation for the changing communications industry. Graduates are trained for careers in journalism, public relations, telecommunications or Emergent Media/New Media/Digital Media.

FOUNDATION (12 credits)

MASSCOMM.110 Intro to Mass Communications*

MASSCOMM.398 Research Methods in Mass Communication

MASSCOMM.310 Media Law and Ethics

MASSCOMM.498 Capstone (Senior Seminar included)

CORE COURSES (12 credits)

MASSCOMM.271 Video Production I

MASSCOMM.120 Emergent Media*

MASSCOMM.251 PR Theory & Practice

MASSCOMM.230 Newswriting*

ELECTIVES (12 credits- choose any combination of the electives below)

MASSCOMM.275 Cinema Appreciation*

Telecommunications Electives

MASSCOMM.336 Digital Video Editing

MASSCOMM.436 Advanced Editing

MASSCOMM.367 Broadcast Writing and Reporting

MASSCOMM.371 Telecomm Workshop

MASSCOMM.480 Broadcast journalism

Emergent Media/New Media/Digital Media Electives

MASSCOMM.260 Introduction to Mediated Communications

MASSCOMM.280 Visual Communication

MASSCOMM.220 Multimedia in Mass Communications-I

MASSCOMM.320 Multimedia in Mass Communications-II

MASSCOMM.420 Media Intensive Workshop

Journalism Electives

MASSCOMM.241 Online Journalism

MASSCOMM.340 Feature Writing

MASSCOMM.334 Editing

MASSCOMM.435 Journalism Workshop

MASSCOMM.446 Magazine Editing and Production

Public Relations Electives

MASSCOMM.475 PR Workshop

MASSCOMM.352 Publicity and PR

MASSCOMM.455 PR Cases and Problems

ECONOMIC.121 Principles of Economics

MKTG.310 Marketing Principles and Practices

Capstone (4 Credits)

MASSCOMM.297 Practicum in Mass Communications (1 credit)

MASSCOMM.497 Internship in Mass Communications (3 credits)

Or Any additional 300/400 level Mass Communications course

*Course carries General Education points