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  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism, Media Studies Concentration, B.S.


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School of Journalism  
615-898-2814
Katie Foss, program coordinator
Katie.Foss@mtsu.edu

The Journalism major with a Media Studies concentration is designed for students who enjoy discussing, analyzing, and writing about film, television, advertising, and other media. In this concentration, students think about the interplay between media and society, exploring the messages in historical and contemporary media content, as well as examining how and why media influence audience perception and behavior.

Students should check the prerequisites for each course.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Journalism, Media Studies, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (47 hours)


Conceptual Requirements (9 hours)


Diversity and Global Culture (3 hours)


Professional Development (6 hours)


Senior Capstone (3 hours)


Minor (15-18 hours)


  • Selected from outside the School of Journalism and the Department of Media Arts

Electives (14-17 hours)


  • Students in the School of Journalism must complete 72 hours of coursework from outside JOUR or EMC courses. Students must select at least nine hours of liberal arts/social sciences (beyond General Education); at least six hours of liberal arts/social science electives must come from courses at the 3000-level or higher.

Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Journalism, Media Studies


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all Media and Entertainment courses.

Freshman


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 28 Hours


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