2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


News and Media Studies, BS

The Bachelor of Science in News and Media Studies is an interdisciplinary major focusing on the study of media in society. The major requires 33 hours, including JOUR 10103 or JOUR 10203, JOUR 10113, JOUR 20003, JOUR 30853, JOUR 40523, JOUR 40553 or JOUR 40613, and 15 hours of electives, six of which must be at the 30000-level or higher, from any area in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication (COMM, FTDM, JOUR, STCO) and/or from the list of approved courses outside the college.

Requirements

Required Courses for All News and Media Studies Majors

JOUR 10103Media Literacy

3

OR

JOUR 10203Introduction to Journalism

3

JOUR 10113Media Writing and Editing

3

JOUR 20003Diversity and the Media

3

JOUR 30853Historical Development of Mass Media

3

JOUR 40523Law and Ethics of Mass Communication

3

JOUR 40553Issues in News

3

OR

JOUR 40613Media Ethics

3

Electives

15 hours, six of which must be at the 30000-level or higher, from any area in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication (COMM, FTDM, JOUR, STCO), not including STCO 11103 (Writing and Editing) or STCO 16103 (Diversity), and/or from the list below:
ANTH 40523Mass Media and Culture

3

 

CITE 30023The Digital Explosion: A Cultural Transformation

3

 

CRJU 30933Crime and the Media

3

 

ENGL 10303Approaches to Film

3

ENGL 20223Gender, Culture and Representation

3

ENGL 30753Literature and Film

3

ENGL 30813Books and the History of Print Culture

3

ENGL 30833Serials, Franchises, and Fan Culture

3

 

POSC 31123Public Opinion

3

POSC 31323Media and Politics

3

POSC 33523U.S. Foreign Policy in Film

3

POSC 34033Constitutional Law: Amendment One

3

 

RELI 30743Religion, Art and Visual Culture

3

RELI 30803Religion and News Media

3

RELI 30823Jesus in Fiction and Film

3

 

SOCI 30423Media, Self and Society

3

SOCI 30463Popular Culture

3

SOCI 30523Self and Society Through Film

3

SOCI 30583Technology, Social Media and Society

3

SOCI 40443Media Images of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

3

 

SOWO 30563Social Work and the Media

3