Dec 10, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Media Arts and Design, Journalism Concentration, B.A.


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Degree and Major Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design, students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.

Journalism

This professionally-oriented program enables students to develop reporting, writing, editing and production skills needed to work in magazines, newspapers, video/broadcast and new media journalism through course work, internships and other practical experiences. At the same time the program encourages students to obtain a broad liberal arts education so they will understand many of the issues facing contemporary society.

Degree and Major Requirements


A student must complete a minimum of 39 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the Media Arts and Design, School of , students must complete at least 75 non-SMAD credits.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • University electives 23-37 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements (listed below) 39 Credit Hours
Total: 120 Credit Hours

Footnotes

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.

Major Requirements


Choose one of the following programs: 24 Credit Hours

  • Converged Media
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Video and Cinema
  • Journalism
Total: 39 Credit Hours

Footnote

1 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 301  or SMAD 301L , but not both.

Concentration Requirements


Course Requirements


Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours


Choose one Critical Analysis courses: 3 Credit Hours


Footnotes

1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major.
2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.
3 Students may receive SMAD credit for either SMAD 472  or SMAD 472L , but not both.

Total: 39 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Second Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


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