Media Studies Sequence in a Journalism Major (13 hours)

Degree Requirements

Core 13 hrs

JOUR 1500Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104Media Writing Lecture

1

SOC 2130Basic Statistics

3

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Social Theory (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

BRCT 4310Political Broadcasting

3

JOUR 4430International Communications

3

JOUR 4500Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Normative Theory (9 hrs.)

Choose three courses:

JOUR 4010History of Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4340/BRCT 8346Media Regulation & Freedom

3

BRCT 4390Media Management

3

JOUR 4400Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410Communication Law

3

JOUR 4420Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Capstone and Research Courses (12 hrs.)

Choose four courses:

SPCH 4110Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3 credits

JOUR 4920Media Literacy

3

JOUR 4900Seminar in Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4910Seminar in Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4350Mass Communication Research

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Total Credit Hours:6

History (3 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Total Credit Hours:3

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

SPCH 4600Communication Theory

3

SPCH 4190Computer Mediated Communication

3

SPCH 4510Persuasion

3

SPCH 3750Gender and Communication

3

SPCH 4530Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:6