BA In Digital Journalism & Media - Penn State World Campus Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Date: Spring 2017

Semester 1

COMM 160: Basic News Writing Skills*Notes for: COMM 160

COMM 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Foreign Language Level 001

Language

4
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015

3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language Level 002

Language

4
Social and Behavioral SciencesNotes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective Speech

CAS 100

3
COMM 100 Mass Media and Society*Notes for: COMM 100

COMM 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 180: Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications*Notes for: COMM 180

COMM 180

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language Level 003

Language

4
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 202: Effective Writing

ENGL 202

3
BA Knowledge Domain (US)
3
COMM 271: Principles of Multimedia Journalism*Notes for: COMM 271

COMM 271

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

COMM 230W: Writing for MediaNotes for: COMM 230W

COMM 230W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 260W: News Writing and Reporting*Notes for: COMM 260W

COMM 260W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 280: Intro to Telecommunications Technologies*Notes for: COMM 280

COMM 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*Notes for: Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
BA Knowledge Domain (IL)
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

COMM 403: Law of Mass Communications*Notes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 409: Media Ethics*Notes for: COMM 409

COMM 409

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures (OC)
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective
3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*Notes for: Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*Notes for: Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

4
Total credits 16

Semester 8

COMM 428A: Principles of Strategic Communications*Notes for: COMM 428A

COMM 428A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Knowledge Domain
3
Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*Notes for: Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Digital Journalism, or Visual Media, or Media Management Pathways*

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

4
Total credits 13

Additional Notes

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

LEGEND

# Course is an Entrance to Major requirement.

*Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.

FOOTNOTES

Digital Journalism Pathway:

COMM 269: Photojournalism, COMM 270: Principles of Multimedia Journalism, COMM 310: Digital Media Metrics, COMM 460: Reporting Techniques, COMM 467: News Editing, COMM 469: Advanced Photojournalism, and COMM 481: Advanced Multimedia Production

Visual Media Pathway:

COMM 215: Photography, COMM 337W: Intermediate Documentary Production, COMM 342W: Idea Development & Media Writing, COMM 346: Screen Writing, COMM 469: Advanced Photojournalism, and COMM 481: Advanced Multimedia Production

Media Management Pathway:

COMM 180: Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications, COMM 310: Digital Media Metrics,  COMM 380: Telecommunication Management, COMM 428B: Law of Strategic Communications, COMM 475: Newsroom Management, COMM 487: Telecommunication Management & Leadership, COMM 492: Internet Law & Policy, and COMM 493: Entrepreneurship in the Information Age.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes