Five Towns College 2019-2020 Catalog 
  
    Oct 22, 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

JRN 210 - Feature and Magazine Writing; Credits: 3  
JRN 301 - Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations; Credits: 3  
JRN 404 - Editorial and Review Writing; Credits: 3  
JRN 407 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism; Credits: 3  
JRN ___ Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (1); Credits: 3      
 JRN ___ Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (2); Credits: 3  
 JRN ___ Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (3); Credits: 3  
 JRN ___ Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (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   Fundamental Communication Lab 1    3   
SPE 101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication    3   
VID 131   Television Workshop    3   
  Total 15
 
Semester 2
 
BUS 275   Social Media Concepts and Practice    3   
ENG 102   English Composition 2    3   
LAS ___  Liberal Arts and Science Elective (1)  3 
MAC 122   Fundamental Communication Lab 2   3  
MAC 150   Introduction to Live Sound    3   
  Total 15
 
Semester 3
 
ENG 202   Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting    3   
JRN 301   Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations   3  
MAC 202   History and Application of Media Law    3   
MAC 221   Intermediate Communication Lab 3    3   
MAC 290   Digital Media Art    3   
  Total 15
 
Semester 4
 
ENG ___   Writing Elective    3   
HIS 201   Contemporary Issues    3   
MAC 222   Intermediate Communication Lab 4   3  
MAC 280  Digital Portfolio  3 
MAC 299   Radio Broadcasting and Operations   3  
  Total 15
 
Semester 5
 
JRN 210   Feature and Magazine Writing   3  
JRN ___      Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (1)    3   
MAC 211   Broadcast Journalism    3   
MAC 301   New and Emerging Media    3   
MAC 321   Advanced Communication Lab 5    3   
     
  Total 15
 
Semester 6
 
ENG ___   Writing Elective    3  
JRN ___  Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (2)    3  
LAS ___  Liberal Arts and Science Elective (2)  3 
MAC 322   Advanced Communication Lab 6    3   
PSY 101  General Psychology  3  
       
  Total 15
 
Semester 7
 
JRN 404   Editorial and Review Writing   3  
JRN 407   Contemporary Issues in Journalism   3  
JRN ___  Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (3)    3  
MAC 302  Media Ethics and Criticism  3 
SOC 361  Mass Media and Society     3  
     
  Total 15
 
Semester 8
 
JRN ___  Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level (4)   3  
LAS ___   Liberal Arts and Science Elective (3)    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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