Media Studies

Degree Requirements

Writing, Speech Communication and Research Core (10 hrs.)

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3 credits

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1 credit

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3 credits

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Social Theory (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

BRCT 4310Political Broadcasting

3 credits

JOUR 4430International Communications

3 credits

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Normative Theory (9 hrs.)

Choose three courses:

JOUR 4010History of Mass Communication

3 credits

BRCT 4340Media Regulation & Freedom

3 credits

BRCT 4390Media Management

3 credits

JOUR 4400Mass Media Ethics

3 credits

JOUR 4410Communication Law

3 credits

JOUR 4420Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Capstone and Research Courses (12 hrs.)

Choose three courses:

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3 credits

JOUR 4900Seminar in Mass Communication

3 credits

JOUR 4910Seminar in Mass Communication

3 credits

BRCT 4350Mass Communication Research

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (0-18 hrs.)

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a Department advisor.

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

SPCH 4600Communication Theory

3 credits

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3 credits

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3 credits

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6