Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

Mass Communication B.A.

 

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.  Mass Communication majors may take MATH 1401 in Area D and complete the remaining hours required in Area F with a 1000-4000 level elective.

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Area F

Satisfactorily complete the following courses:

Total Credit Hours:18

Required Courses

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

MATH 1401Elementary Statistics

3

MSCM 2201Media Literacy

3

MSCM 2205Professional Media Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Foreign Language

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). Two courses used to complete this requirement may be used in Area F.

FREN 1001Intro French Lang & Culture I

3

FREN 1002Intro French Lang & Culture II

3

FREN 2001Interm Fren Lang & Culture I

3

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 1001Intro Ital Lang & Culture I

3

ITAL 1002Intro Ital Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2001Interm Ital Lang & Culture I

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 1001Intro German Lang & Culture I

3

GRMN 1002Intro German Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2001Inter German Lang & Culture I

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 1001Intro Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 1002Intro Span Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2001Interm Span Lang & Culture I

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Liberal Arts Electives

Satisfactorily complete 3-9 hours from the following courses, as needed, to total 18 hours in Area F.

Any 1000-2000 level ARTS, ECON, ENGL, GEOG, HIST, IDST, MUSC, POLS, PSYC, RHET, SOCI, or THEA course

3-9

Total Credit Hours:3-9

Major Requirements

Required Courses

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses. Two hours of MSCM 2930 and three hours of MSCM 4960 are required.

MSCM 3306MSCM Theory & Research

3

MSCM 3300Mass Media Law and Ethics

3

MSCM 2930Practicum

1

MSCM 2930Practicum

1

MSCM 4960Internship

1 - 15

Total Credit Hours:11

Skills Courses

Satisfactorily complete 12 hours from the following courses. Students may take only two skills courses per semester.

MSCM 3320Media Management

3

MSCM 3323Publication Editing

3

MSCM 3326Feature Writing

3

MSCM 3341Media Interviewing & Listening

3

MSCM 3343Media Design

3

MSCM 3345Multimedia Storytelling

3

MSCM 3346Electronic Editing

3

MSCM 3350Radio Operations

3

MSCM 3351Message Creation

3

MSCM 3352Advanced Strategic Writing

3

MSCM 3353Strategic Planning

3

MSCM 3363Issues in the Strat Comm Indus

3

MSCM 3364Strategic Media Planning

3

MSCM 3365Community Journalism

3

MSCM 3366Investigative Journalism

3

MSCM 3367Narrative Journalism

3

MSCM 3368Shooting for News

3

MSCM 3378Pitching for Multiple Screens

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Convergent Electives

Satisfactorily complete 6 hours from any other 3000-4000 level MSCM course not listed above.

Total Credit Hours:6

Cognate

Satisfactorily complete 6 hours from the following courses:

CBIS 3217Business Publishing

3

CBIS 3218Web Design Tools

3

3000-4999Any Upper Level ARTS ENGL RHET MGMT or MKTG course

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Senior Project and Capstone

Satisfactorily complete MSCM 4402 and one of the remaining courses:

MSCM 4402Senior Career Development

1

MSCM 4501Strategic Campaigns

3

MSCM 4502Producing for Digital Media

3

MSCM 4503Enterprise Journalism

3

Total Credit Hours:4

Foreign Language Requirement

Demonstrate competence in one foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002).

Total Credit Hours:3-12

Electives

Total Credit Hours:12-18

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

Mass Communication majors are required to complete off-campus internships in the communications field. At minimum, students must have completed all four of their MSCM skills courses and two practicums before completing an internship. Departmental preference is that students complete all mass communication courses before completing an internship for academic credit. If students do not have a 2.5 GPA or better, they must successfully complete a noncredit internship and take three additional semester hours of MSCM electives. The maximum number of internship hours that may be applied toward a Mass Communication major is three. Internships must be completed at Georgia College and may not be completed while taking any other course.

Mass Communication majors must earn a C or better in all MSCM courses that count toward their major.

Students who are found guilty of misconduct at the university level, including but not limited to cheating or plagiarism, will not be allowed to remain in the major.

Total Credit Hours: 120