Mass Communication

A. A. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Total 41 hours

  COMM 1010 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 hours  
  COMM 1020 Media Writing 3 hours  
 

*Mass Communication Electives (two courses)

6 hours  
  Foreign Language (one year sequence in single foreign lang.) 6 hours  
 

General Electives (outside Mass Communication)

1 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Mass Communication A.A. Total 60 hours
   

*Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives.

A. S. Degree

Communication 9 hours
  ENGL 1010 Composition I 3 hours  
  ENGL 1020 Composition II 3 hours  
  SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Comm. or other approved speech/communication course 3 hours  
Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in literature) 9 hours
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
History 6 hours
Natural Sciences 8 hours
Mathematics 3 hours
General Education Total 41 hours

  COMM 1010 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 hours  
  COMM 1020 Media Writing 3 hours  
 

*Mass Communication Electives (two courses)

6 hours  
 

General Electives (outside Mass Communication)

7 hours  
Area of Emphasis Total 19 hours
   
Mass Communication A.S. Total 60 hours
   

*Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives.

 

Curricular Map

MASS COMMUNICATION (Major) ASSOCIATE OF ARTS (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
Introduction to Mass Communication course 3 Media Writing course** 3
Foreign Language I* 3 Foreign Language II* 3
Mathematics 3 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
History  3 History  3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature course to meet General Education requirement 3 Elective (unspecified) 3
Mass Communication elective** 3 Mass Communication elective** 3
Natural Science (lab) 4 Natural Science (lab) 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Speech 3 Humanities/Fine Arts

3

 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
*One-year sequence in a single foreign language.
**Students transferring to MTSU in Recording Industry with a focus in Audio Production or Commercial Songwriting need to take Music Theory I instead of a Media Writing course.
***Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives. Students should consult the catalog or a program advisor at the transferring institution for selection of mass communication electives.

 

MASS COMMUNICATION (Major) ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (Degree)
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
SEMESTER & COURSES CREDIT
HOURS
Semester 1 (Fall)   Semester 2 (Spring)  
English 1010: Composition I 3 English 1020: Composition II 3
Introduction to Mass Communication course 3 Media Writing course* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Social/Behavioral Science 3
Mathematics 3 Humanities/Fine Arts 3
History  3 History  3
 
Subtotal Semester 1 15 Subtotal Semester 2 15
 
Semester 3 (Fall)   Semester 4 (Spring)  
Literature course to meet General Education requirement 3 Elective (unspecified) 7
Mass Communication elective** 3 Mass Communication elective** 3
Natural Science (lab) 4 Natural Science (lab) 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3    
     

 

 
Subtotal Semester 3 16 Subtotal Semester 4 14
 
    Total Credit Hours 60
 
NOTES:      
*Students transferring to MTSU in Recording Industry with a focus in Audio Production or Commercial Songwriting need to take Music Theory I instead of a Media Writing course.
**Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives. Students should consult the catalog or a program advisor at the transferring institution for selection of mass communication electives.
 

 

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