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B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism

B.S. Degree in Broadcast Journalism

Description
The major in Broadcast Journalism balances the breadth of the liberal arts and sciences curriculum with the depth of a professional curriculum in broadcast journalism, along with a choice of unrestricted electives to provide a well-rounded educational experience. Majors must complete 120 credits with a minimum of 40 credits at the 300-400 levels. Majors will complete a minimum of 42 credits in LASC, 45 credits in the broadcast journalism program, and the remaining credits will be available as unrestricted electives. Internships, while not formally required, are strongly encouraged to gain additional insight into the journalism profession. The goal of the broadcast journalism curriculum is to prepare a graduate for a career in the journalism profession. The learning outcomes are: to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the principles of broadcast journalism; to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the ethical standards of the journalism profession; to investigate, write, report, photograph, edit and produce news for television: to demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; to develop and produce a television documentary [traditionally in fall semester] that meets professional industry standards; to develop and produce a weekly television news program [traditionally in spring semester], Campus News, that meets professional industry standards; and to demonstrate an entry-level professional competency through the successful completion of an internship or other professional field experience.

Core Requirements

MC 342 and MC 343 may not be taken at the same time and when taking either, MC 344 must be taken concurrently.

MC 100 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media (3)

MC 210 Media Writing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 210 Media Writing (3)

MC 220 Layout & Typography I (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 220 Layout & Typography I (3)

MC 230 Photography (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 230 Photography (3)

MC 300 International Communications (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 324 International Communications (3)
OR
MC 302 History of Mass Communications (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 302 History of Mass Communications (3)


MC 308 Broadcast Journalism (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 308 Broadcast Journalism (3)

MC 309 Reporting (3) **Writing Intensive for Major**
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 309 Reporting (3)

MC 341 TV News Writing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 341 TV News Writing (3)

MC 342 TV News Reporting (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 342 TV News Reporting (3)

MC 343 TV News Photography (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 343 TV News Photography (3)

MC 344 TV News Video Editing (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 344 TV News Video Editing (3)

MC 400 Mass Media Ethics and Issues (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 400 Mass Media Ethics and Issues (3)

MC 401 Communications Law (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 403 Communications Law (3)

MC 440 Broadcast Documentary (3)
Effective spring 2015, course will be offered as COMM 430 Broadcast Documentary (3)