Media Communications Studies, B.A.

The Media Communications Studies major consists of 42-43 credits. Students must complete all core requirements before taking required courses. The total number of credits (42 or 43) depends on whether students participate in the Media Communications Studies Honors Program.

Note: All 300 and 400-level Media Communications Studies courses have either a specific course prerequisite, or require completion of 60 credits and department permission.

REQUIRED CORE (21 credits)

Students must first complete the following courses:

Credits
JRN 211Introduction to Multilingual Media

3

FTS 212Introduction to Film and Television

3

MCS 214Introduction to Media and Digital Culture

3

MCS 210Global Cinema

3

MCS 220Introduction to Public Relations

3

MCS 244Communication in Society

3

MCS 307Media Industries I

3

SPECIALIZED REQUIREMENTS (21-22 credits)

Credits
MCS 300Corporate Communication

3

MCS 308Media Industries II

3

MCS 334The Documentary

3

MCS 347Advertising

3

FTS 420Cinema Aesthetics and Criticism

3

Elective

3

3 credit Elective: To be chosen after consultation with advisor.

3-4 Credits. Capstone:

Credits
Either

MCS 481Independent Project in Media Communications Studies

3

Or

MCS 491Honors Tutorial in Media Communications Studies

3

MCS 492Honors Colloquium for Media Communications Studies

1

Note: To enroll in the honors capstone courses, MCS 491 and 492, students must have earned at least 90 credits, have a 3.5 GPA in the major, and have department permission. MCS 491 and MCS 492 must be taken together.

Note: Only students who complete MCS 491 and its COREQ MCS 492 will be eligible for Departmental Honors upon graduation.