Digital and Print Journalism Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Fall 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 160 Basic News Writing SkillsNotes for: COMM 160

COMM 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 (GWS) Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

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

Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

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

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Science

Social and Behavioral Science

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

CAS 100

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

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 260W News Writing and Reporting Notes for: COMM 260W

COMM 260W

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

Arts

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

Quantification

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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

Foreign Language

Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
4
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 260W News Writing and ReportingNotes for: COMM 260W

COMM 260W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Minor Course
3
B.A. Knowledge Domain (US)

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

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

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 271 Principles of Multimedia JournalismNotes for: COMM 271

COMM 271

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
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.*
or COMM 205 Women, Minorities, and the MediaNotes for: COMM 205

COMM 205

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 381 Telecommunications RegulationNotes for: COMM 381

COMM 381

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 401 Mass Media in HistoryNotes for: COMM 401

COMM 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 405 Political Economy of CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 405

COMM 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 410 International Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 410

COMM 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 411 Cultural Aspects of the Mass MediaNotes for: COMM 411

COMM 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 412 Sports, Media and SocietyNotes for: COMM 412

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 419 World Media SystemsNotes for: COMM 419

COMM 419

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 496 Independent StudiesNotes for: COMM 496

COMM 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 403 Law of Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Minor CourseNotes for: B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 460W Reporting Methods Notes for: COMM 460W

COMM 460W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 403 Law of Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 409 News Media EthicsNotes for: COMM 409

COMM 409

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

Minor Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B.A. Knowledge Domain (IL)

B.A. Knowledge Domain (IL)

3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification

Quantification

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

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 467 News Editing and EvaluationNotes for: COMM 467

COMM 467

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 269 PhotojournalismNotes for: COMM 269

COMM 269

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 402 International ReportingNotes for: COMM 402

COMM 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 461 Magazine Writing Notes for: COMM 461

COMM 461

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 462 Feature WritingNotes for: COMM 462

COMM 462

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 463 Newspaper DesignNotes for: COMM 463

COMM 463

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 464W Editorial, Opinion and Commentary Writing

COMM 464W

or COMM 474 Depth ReportingNotes for: COMM 474

COMM 474

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 475 Issues for Newsroom ManagersNotes for: COMM 475

COMM 475

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 481 Advanced Multimedia ProductionNotes for: COMM 481

COMM 481

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 495 InternshipNotes for: COMM 495

COMM 495

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

Minor Course

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

Minor Course

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

Health and Physical Activity

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 13.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 180 Survey of Electronic Media and TelecommunicationsNotes for: COMM 180

COMM 180

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM (WMNST) 205 Women, Minorities, and the MediaNotes for: COMM (WMNST) 205

COMM (WMNST) 205

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 381 Telecommunications RegulationNotes for: COMM 381

COMM 381

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 401 Mass Media in History Notes for: COMM 401

COMM 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 405 Political Economy of Communications Notes for: COMM 405

COMM 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 410 International Mass CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 410

COMM 410

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 411 Cultural Aspects of the Mass Media Notes for: COMM 411

COMM 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 412 Sports, Media and Society Notes for: COMM 412

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 419 World Media SystemsNotes for: COMM 419

COMM 419

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 496 Independent Studies Notes for: COMM 496

COMM 496

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 499 Foreign StudyNotes for: COMM 499

COMM 499

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 269 PhotojournalismNotes for: COMM 269

COMM 269

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 402 International ReportingNotes for: COMM 402

COMM 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 461 Magazine WritingNotes for: COMM 461

COMM 461

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 462 Feature WritingNotes for: COMM 462

COMM 462

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 463 Newspaper DesignNotes for: COMM 463

COMM 463

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 464W Editorial, Opinion and Commentary WritingNotes for: COMM 464W

COMM 464W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 474 Depth Reporting Notes for: COMM 474

COMM 474

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 475 Issues for Newsroom ManagersNotes for: COMM 475

COMM 475

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 481 Advanced Multimedia Production Notes for: COMM 481

COMM 481

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 495 Internship Notes for: COMM 495

COMM 495

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

Minor Course

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

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 14.5

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.

Program Notes

*Students studying at any of the commonwealth campuses that do not offer COMM 160 or COMM 260W will take those two courses 5th semester upon arrival to University Park.  In place of COMM 260W students should take a general education quantification course (GQ) 3rd or 4th semester.  COMM 260W will be taken in place of COMM 271 4th semester.  COMM 271 should then be taken 6th semester in place of the general education quantification course (GQ).*

*Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester.  These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100.*

Legend

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

Footnotes

Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.
Foreign Language
Students must complete the 12th credit level of a foreign language. Credits will vary based on skill level.