Media Arts and Studies (Media Studies Concentration) Four-Year Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1

COM 2220Audio Production

3

COM 2215/ITI 2215Introduction to Film and Video Production

3

REL 2000Introduction to Biblical Faith

3

COM 2620Foundations of Media Writing

3

INT 1100Life Calling and Purpose

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester 2

ENG 1020English Composition

3

HPE 1500Introduction to Health and Wellness

2

COM 2525Broadcast Journalism

3

COM 1010Speech Communication

3

 

General Education Human Sciences Behavioral Choice

3

or

COM 2210Introduction to Mass Media

3

General Education Human Sciences Behavioral Choice: even year

COM 2210: odd year

Sophomore Year

Semester 3

ENG 1080Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

3

 

HIS 1400World Civilization I

3

or

HIS 1450World Civilization II

3

 

General Education Mathematics Choice

3-4

General Education Natural Sciences

3

Laboratory choice

Minor

3

 

COM 2720Film Criticism

1

or

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

Total Credit Hours:16-17

HIS 1400 or HIS 1450: fulfilling General Education Contexts choice

COM 2720: even year

BUS 2010: odd year

Semester 4

ENG 2000World Literature

3

General Education Intercultural Literacy Choice

2-3

General Elective

1

 

COM 3015Digital Convergence Media

3

or

SCI 2600Issues in Science

3

 

General Education Human Science Behavioral Choice

3

or

COM 3260Organizational Communication

3

 

General Education Human Sciences Institutional Choice

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Elective: only if Intercultural Literacy requirement is 2 credits

SCI 2600, General Education Human Science Behavioral Choice: even year

COM 3015, COM 3260: odd year

Junior Year

Semester 5

PHL 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3

World Aesthetics Choice

3

 

COM 2720Film Criticism

1

or

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

 

Minor

3

COM 3010Theories of Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:13-14

COM 2720, Minor: even year

BUS 2010: odd year

Semester 6

REL 3000Christian Tradition

3

 

COM 3015Digital Convergence Media

3

or

SCI 2600Issues in Science

3

 

COM 2510Journalism Ethics

3

or

COM 2520Multimedia Theory and Trends

3

 

COM 3030The Impact of Film on Society

3

or

COM 3035Narrative Strategies in Film

3

 

Minor

3

Total Credit Hours:15

COM 2520, COM 3030: even year

COM 3015, COM 2510, COM 3035: odd year

Senior Year

Semester 7

REL 4000Christian Life and Ministry

3

COM 4550Research Methods in Communication Studies

3

General Elective

3

Minor

6

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester 8

COM 2510Journalism Ethics

3

or

COM 2520Multimedia Theory and Trends

3

 

COM 3030The Impact of Film on Society

3

or

COM 3035Narrative Strategies in Film

3

 

COM 4000Advanced Public Speaking

3

COM 4800Senior Project in Communication Studies

1-2

COM 4510Career Internship in Communication Studies

1-3

Minor or General Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

COM 2520, COM 3030: even year

COM 2510, COM 3035: odd year

Total Credit Hours: 120