Broadcasting

Broadcasting majors may choose from sequences in broadcast news or new media. A major in broadcasting consists of a minimum of 54 hours.

Degree Requirements

Broadcasting News Sequence in Broadcasting Major

Broadcasting/Journalism Core (25 hrs.)

JOUR 1500Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 2200Media Storytelling I

3

BRCT 2320Television Production I

3

BRCT 2370Radio Production I

3

BRCT 3330Television News Video

3

BRCT 3030Radio and TV News Writing

3

BRCT 3370Radio Production II: Multimedia Audio

3

Total Credit Hours:25

Law (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4340/BRCT 8346Media Regulation & Freedom

3

JOUR 4410Communication Law

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Critical Thinking (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

JOUR 4010History of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4400Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3

BRCT 4310Political Broadcasting

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Research Application (3 hrs.)

Choose one course:

BRCT 4350Mass Communication Research

3

JOUR 3300Social Media Metrics

3

Total Credit Hours:3
See an adviser for a list of other approved courses.

Internship (2 hrs.)

In addition to taking BRCT-4960 Internship and Career Preparation Seminar, you must also select either BRCT-4970 Internship Experience OR JOUR-3970 Applied Journalism/Broadcasting.
BRCT 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

BRCT 4970Internship experience

1

JOUR 3970Applied Journalism/Broadcasting

1

Total Credit Hours:2

Capstone Applications (6 hrs.)

BRCT 4450Broadcast Journalism

3

BRCT 4460Advanced Broadcast Journalism

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (3 hrs.)

Adviser approved.

Total Credit Hours:3

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

Adviser approved.

Total Credit Hours:6

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a Department advisor.

Total Credit Hours:3

New Media Sequence in Broadcasting Major

Core (13 hours)
JOUR 1500Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

JOUR 2200Media Storytelling I

3

BRCT 3030Radio and TV News Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Production (9 hrs.)

BRCT 2320Television Production I

3

BRCT 2370Radio Production I

3

BRCT 3320Television Production II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Multimedia (9 hrs.)

BRCT 3330Television News Video

3

JOUR 3500Publication Design and Graphics

3

JOUR 3110Photography

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Critical Thinking (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

JOUR 4010History of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4400Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3

BRCT 4340/BRCT 8346Media Regulation & Freedom

3

JOUR 4410Communication Law

3

BRCT 4380Film Theory and Criticism

3

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

Total Credit Hours:6
A student may take either BRCT-4340 (Media Regulation & Freedom) OR JOUR-4410 (Communication Law), but not both classes.

Capstone (5 hrs.)

BRCT 4100Video Media Projects

3

BRCT 4460Advanced Broadcast Journalism

3

BRCT 4960Internship and Career Preparation Seminar

1

BRCT 4970Internship experience

1

Total Credit Hours:5
A student may take either BRCT-4100 (Video Media Projects) OR BRCT-4460 (Advanced Broadcast Journalism), but not both classes.

New Media Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3

Speech elective (adviser approved)

Broadcasting majors may not complete more than a total of four hours of credit in internships, applied journalism/broadcasting, independent study and advanced practicum.