Media Studies Sequence in a Journalism Major

Core 13 hrs

JOUR 1500

Introduction to Mass Communication

3

JOUR 2100

Media Writing Laboratory

3

JOUR 2104

Media Writing Lecture

1

SOC 2130

Basic Statistics

3

SPCH 2010

Interpersonal Communication OR

3

SPCH 2410

Small Group Communication and Leadership

3

Subtotal: 13

Social Theory (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

BRCT 4310

Political Broadcasting

3

JOUR 4430

International Communication

3

JOUR 4500

Mass Communication and Public Opinion

3

Subtotal: 6

Normative Theory (9 hrs.)

Choose three courses:

JOUR 4010

History of Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4340

Media Regulation & Freedom

3

BRCT 4390

Media Management

3

JOUR 4400

Mass Media Ethics

3

JOUR 4410

Communication Law

3

JOUR 4420

Theories of the First Amendment: Speech and Press

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

Subtotal: 9

Capstone and Research Courses (12 hrs.)

Choose four courses:

SPCH 4110

Rhetorical Theory and Criticism

3

JOUR 4920

Media Literacy

3

JOUR 4900

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

JOUR 4910

Seminar in Mass Communication

3

BRCT 4350

Mass Communication Research

3

Subtotal: 12

Journalism/Broadcasting Electives (6 hrs.)

(Adviser approved.)

Subtotal: 6

History (3 hrs.)

Course to be determined in consultation with a school adviser.

Subtotal: 3

Speech Communication (6 hrs.)

Choose two courses:

SPCH 4600

Communication Theory

3

SPCH 4190

Computer Mediated Communication

3

SPCH 4510

Persuasion

3

SPCH 3750

Gender and Communication

3

SPCH 4530

Intercultural Communication

3

Subtotal: 6