Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog 
  
    Aug 23, 2019  
Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.


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Mass Communication Program
Journalism Concentration
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
HEGIS Code: 0601.00
Inventory of Registered Program Code: 27401

The Journalism Concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a career related to Journalism. The Journalism concentration adds specialized proficiencies that focus on journalism as a career, cultural influence, and form of individual and collective expression. Graduates of the Journalism Concentration are prepared for careers such as Radio/TV News Multimedia Journalist, Radio/TV News Producer, Website/Social Media Content Producer, Writer/Content Producer, Print or Online Reporter.

Journalism Concentration

ENG 210 - Feature and Magazine Writing; Credits: 3  
ENG 301 - Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations; Credits: 3  
ENG 404 - Editorial and Review Writing; Credits: 3  
ENG 407 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism; Credits: 3  
MAC 410 - Multimedia Journalism; Credits: 3  
MAC 420 - Sports Journalism; Credits: 3  
MAC ___ - Mass Comm Program Elective (3); Credits: 3    
MAC ___ - Mass Comm Program Elective (4); Credits: 3  
Total Concentration Credits: 24

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Course Code
Course Name
Credits
 
Semester 1
 
ENG 101   English Composition 1    3   
MAC 101   Mass Communication    3   
MAC 121   Communication Lab 1    2   
SPE 101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication    3   
VID 131   Television Workshop    3   
  Total 14
 
Semester 2
 
BUS 275   Social Media Concepts and Practice    3   
CCP 180   Web Portfolio Design    3   
ENG 102   English Composition 2    3   
MAC 122   Communication Lab 2   2  
MAC 150   Introduction to Live Sound    3   
PSY 101   General Psychology   3  
  Total 17
 
Semester 3
 
ENG 202   Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting    3   
ENG 301   Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations   3  
MAC 202   History and Application of Media Law    3   
MAC 221   Communication Lab 3    2   
MAC 290   Visual Communication    3   
  Total 14
 
Semester 4
 
ENG 203  or ENG 212    Journalism  or Broadcast Newswriting and Producing    3   
HIS 201   Contemporary Issues    3   
LAS ___   Liberal Arts and Science Elective (1)    3   
MAC 222   Communication Lab 4   2  
MAC 299   Radio Broadcasting and Operations   3  
  Total 14
 
Semester 5
 
ENG 210   Feature and Magazine Writing   3  
ENG 302   Photojournalism    3   
MAC 211   Broadcast Journalism    3   
MAC 301   New and Emerging Media    3   
MAC 321   Communication Lab 5    2   
MAC ___   Mass Comm Program Elective (1)   3   
  Total 17
 
Semester 6
 
MAC 302   Media Ethics and Criticism    3   
MAC 322   Communication Lab 6    2   
MAC 410   Multimedia Journalism   3  
MAC ___   Mass Comm Program Elective (3)   3  
MAC 361   Mass Media and Society    3   
  Total 14
 
Semester 7
 
ENG 404   Editorial and Review Writing   3  
ENG 407   Contemporary Issues in Journalism   3  
LAS ___   Liberal Arts and Science Elective (2)   3  
MAC 420   Sports Journalism   3  
MAC ___   Mass Comm Program Elective (4)    3  
  Total 15
 
Semester 8
 
LAS ___   Liberal Arts and Science Elective (3)    3   
MAC ___   Mass Comm Program Elective (2)    3   
MAT ___   Quantitative Competency Elective    3   
SCI ___   Scientific Competency Elective    3   
SOC 351   Social Problems  (Diversity Competency) 3   
  Total 15
 
Total Program
120

 

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