Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Five Towns College 2022-2023 Catalog

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration, B.S.


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HEGIS Code: 0601.00

Inventory of Registered Program Code: 27401


Program Overview

The Mass Communication Program is designed so that students acquire and demonstrate proficiency in the essential skills necessary for a career in the mass communication industry and in the fields of broadcasting and journalism. Students learn the principles, laws, and historical background of the mass communication industry, while enhancing their oral, written, and critical thinking skills. Students also select a major area of concentration in Audio Recording Technology, Broadcasting, Journalism, or Live Entertainment and Media Production. Learning goals for all students pursuing a Mass Communication degree program include mass media and society, voice and diction, new and emerging media.

Concentration Component

Students in the Mass Communication Program select one of the following concentrations. The 24 credits in the selected concentration, together with the 60 credits in Liberal Arts/Common Core, and 36 credits in Mass Communication Content Specialty Courses constitute the 120-credit requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication.

Journalism Concentration Overview

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; (3cr)  
JRN 301 - Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations; (3cr)  
JRN 404 - Editorial and Review Writing; (3cr)  
JRN 407 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism; (3cr)  
Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (12cr)      
Total Concentration Credits: 24

The courses below are required of all students in the Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration. 

Program Course Requirements
Common Core
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)  
ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)  
Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)  
Total Common Core: 21
Mass Communication Content Specialty
BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)  
MAC 121 - Fundamental Communication Lab 1; (3cr)  
MAC 122 - Fundamental Communication Lab 2; (3cr)  
MAC 221 - Intermediate Communication Lab 3; (3cr)  
MAC 222 - Intermediate Communication Lab 4; (3cr)  
MAC 321 - Advanced Communication Lab 5; (3cr)  
MAC 322 - Advanced Communication Lab 6; (3cr)  
MAC 150 - Introduction to Live Sound; (3cr)  
MAC 280 - Digital Media Art: Design; (3cr)  
MAC 290 - Digital Media Art: Video and Motion; (3cr)  
MAC 299 - Radio Broadcasting and Operations; (3cr)  
VID 131 - Intro Prod: Television Workshop; (3cr)  
Total Mass Communication Content Specialty: 36
Additional Liberal Arts and Sciences
ENG 202 - Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting; (3cr)  
ENG 302 - Photojournalism; (3cr)  
Writing Elective; (3cr)  
Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (9cr)  
MAC 101 - Mass Communication; (3cr)  
MAC 202 - History and Application of Media Law; (3cr)  
MAC 211 - Broadcast Journalism; (3cr)  
MAC 301 - New and Emerging Media; (3cr)  
MAC 302 - Media Ethics and Criticism; (3cr)  
MAC 361 - Mass Media and Society; (3cr)  
SOC 351 - Social Problems; (3cr)  
Total Addititional LAS: 39
Concentration Component
JRN 210 - Feature and Magazine Writing; (3cr)     
JRN 301 - Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations; (3cr)  
JRN 404 - Editorial and Review Writing; (3cr)  
JRN 407 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism; (3cr)  
Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (12cr)   
Total Concentration Component: 24
Total Program Credits: 120

Recommended Sequence of Courses.

Course Name
  Course Name
Semester 1
  Semester 2
ENG 101 - English Composition 1; (3cr)     BUS 275 - Social Media Concepts and Practice; (3cr)  
MAC 101 - Mass Communication; (3cr)     ENG 102 - English Composition 2; (3cr)  
MAC 121 - Fundamental Communication Lab 1; (3cr)     Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)  
Oral Communication Competency Elective; (3cr)     MAC 122 - Fundamental Communication Lab 2; (3cr)  
VID 131 - Intro Prod: Television Workshop; (3cr)     MAC 150 - Introduction to Live Sound; (3cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 3
  Semester 4
ENG 202 - Broadcast Newswriting and Reporting; (3cr)     Writing Elective; (3cr)  
ENG 302 - Photojournalism; (3cr)     MAC 222 - Intermediate Communication Lab 4; (3cr)  
JRN 301 - Copywriting for Advertising/Public Relations; (3cr)     MAC 290 - Digital Media Art: Video and Motion; (3cr)  
MAC 221 - Intermediate Communication Lab 3; (3cr)     MAC 299 - Radio Broadcasting and Operations; (3cr)  
MAC 280 - Digital Media Art: Design; (3cr)     Diversity Competency Elective; (3cr)   
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 5
  Semester 6
JRN 210 - Feature and Magazine Writing; (3cr)     Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (3cr)  
Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (3cr)     Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)  
MAC 211 - Broadcast Journalism; (3cr)     MAC 302 - Media Ethics and Criticism; (3cr) 
MAC 301 - New and Emerging Media; (3cr)     MAC 322 - Advanced Communication Lab 6; (3cr)  
MAC 321 - Advanced Communication Lab 5; (3cr)     PSY 101 - General Psychology; (3cr)  
Total 15   Total 15
Semester 7
  Semester 8
JRN 404 - Editorial and Review Writing; (3cr)     Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (3cr)  
JRN 407 - Contemporary Issues in Journalism; (3cr)     Liberal Arts and Science Elective; (3cr)  
Journalism Concentration Elective 300-400 Level; (3cr)     Quantitative Competency Elective; (3cr)  
MAC 202 - History and Application of Media Law; (3cr)    Scientific Competency Elective; (3cr)  
MAC 361 - Mass Media and Society; (3cr)      SOC 351 - Social Problems; (3cr)  
     
Total 15   Total 15

 

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