Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Multi-Platform Journalism

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Multi-Platform Journalism

The Multi-Platform Journalism track provides students with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively through the traditional print and broadcast media, as well as the emerging digital media. Skills emphasized include information gathering, writing, and presentation/dissemination techniques. The Muti-Platform Journalism track prepares students for careers in journalism and mass communication. Journalistic writing, and visual and online communication make-up the foundation of the professional program. The Multi-Platform Journalism track gives students a solid foundation in reporting news for television, radio, online, and print.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Multi-Platform Journalism
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
PHIL 2303Critical Thinking3
Select one of the following:3
Intro To The Visual Arts
Art History Survey I
Digital Photography I
Select one of the following: 13
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language 214
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives13
Major Core
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
Writing Enhanced Mass Comm Courses
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics3
Required Courses
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 2362News Reporting and Editing3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum3
MCOM 3361Broadcast Journalism Writing3
MCOM 3364News Editing3
MCOM 3372Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I3
MCOM 4361TV News Producing3
MCOM 4365On-Line Journalism3
Track Electives6
Specialized Writing
Advanced Audio Production
Investigative Reporting
Professional Internship
Independent Study
Total Hours120

Courses may be counted in two separate requirements.


 Four courses in one language are required.

First Year
ARTS 1301, 1303, or 23703Component Area I3
Component Area I3Component Area II3
Foreign Language14ECON 2300, 2301, or 230223
MCOM 13303Foreign Language14
MCOM 13323MCOM 237133
 16 16
Second Year
Advanced Libral Arts3Component Area III4
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
Foreign Language13Foreign Language 13
MCOM 437133MCOM 13713
PHIL 23033MCOM 23623
 16 16
Third Year
Advance Libral Arts Elective4Advanced Libral Arts Elective3
Advance Libral Arts Elective3Component Area V3
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
MCOM 30263MCOM 33643
MCOM 33613MCOM 33723
 16 15
Fourth Year
Component Area VII3MCOM 43613
Component Area VIII3MCOM 43653
Component Area IX4MCOM Track Elective43
MCOM Track Elective43Component Area VII3
 13 12
Total Hours: 120

 Four courses required in one language.


 Courses may be counted in two separate requirements.


 Writing Enhanced MCOM courses.


For MCOM track electives select 9 hours of the following: MCOM 3360, MCOM 3366, MCOM 3371, MCOM 4099, MCOM 4364, MCOM 4398.