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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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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 36 SMAD credits. In addition to courses in the School of Media Arts and Design , students must complete at least 78 non-SMAD credits.

Degree Requirements


Required Courses


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Quantitative requirement 3 Credit Hours 2
  • Scientific Literacy requirement 3-4 Credit Hours 2
  • University electives 36-37 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements 36 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 In addition to course work taken to fulfill General Education  requirements.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Major Requirements


Footnote

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

Choose one of the following concentrations: 24 Credit Hours

  • Converged Media
  • Creative Advertising
  • Digital Video and Cinema
  • Journalism
Total: 36 Credit Hours

Concentration Requirements


Course Requirements


Footnote


1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters  writing-intensive requirement for the major.

Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours


Footnote

1 This course fulfills the College of Arts and Letters  writing-intensive requirement for the major.

Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours


Footnote

2 These courses satisfy concentration requirements when the topic is appropriate.

Choose one Critical Analysis courses: 3 Credit Hours


Footnotes

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: 36 Credit Hours


Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Third Year


Total: 30 Credit Hours


Fourth Year


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