Media Effects Recommended Academic Plan

Effective Fall 2011

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 160 Basic News Writing Skills (optional) Notes for: COMM 160

COMM 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Elective
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
PSYCH 100 (GS) Introduction to PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † 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
ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

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

Humanities

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

Natural Sciences

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

Arts

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
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science

Natural Science

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
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
B.A. Knowledge Domain (US)Notes for: B.A. Knowledge Domain

B.A. Knowledge Domain

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 118 Introduction to Media EffectsNotes for: COMM 118

COMM 118

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 100 The Mass Media and SocietyNotes for: COMM 100

COMM 100

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

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
STAT 200 (GQ) Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 405 Political Economy of CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 405

COMM 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 110 Media and DemocracyNotes for: COMM 110

COMM 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 150 The Art of the CinemaNotes for: COMM 150

COMM 150

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

COMM 180

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 320 Introduction to AdvertisingNotes for: COMM 320

COMM 320

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

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 221 Introduction to Social PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 221

PSYCH 221

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 256

PSYCH 256

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

Non-Communications Elective

3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

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

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 304 Mass Communication Research Notes for: COMM 304

COMM 304

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 411 Cultural Aspects of Mass MediaNotes for: COMM 411

COMM 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202 (GWS) Effective WritingNotes for: ENGL 202

ENGL 202

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
B.A. Knowledge Domain (IL)

B.A. Knowledge Domain

3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities

Humanities

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

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 413W The Mass Media and the PublicNotes for: COMM 413W

COMM 413W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting Research Course (see adviser)Notes for: Supporting Research Course

Supporting Research Course

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

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

GHA

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

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
COMM 110 Media and DemocracyNotes for: COMM 110

COMM 110

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 150 The Art of the CinemaNotes for: COMM 150

COMM 150

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or 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 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 320 Introduction to AdvertisingNotes for: COMM 320

COMM 320

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 403 Law of Mass Communications

COMM 403

or COMM 412 Sports, Media, and SocietyNotes for: COMM 412

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 418 Media Effects: Theory and ResearchNotes for: COMM 418

COMM 418

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

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

GHA

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

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

Supporting Research Course - ANTH 428, ANTH 458, CAS 204, CAS 411, CAS 415, CAS 450W, ECON 490, EDPSY 406, EDPSY 450, ENGL 200, PL SC 308, PL SC 309, PSYCH 400, SOC 007, SOC 207, SOC 470, SOC 471, STAT 401, STAT 460, STAT 462, STAT 464, WMNST 401

  • Students studying at any of the commonwealth campuses that do not offer COMM 160, COMM 100, or 118 will take those courses at University Park.  COMM 160 will be taken 5th semester.  COMM 100 will be taken the 5th semester to replace CAS 100 taken 4th semester at the commonwealth campus.  COMM 118 will be taken the 6th semester to replace Engl 202 taken the 4th semester at the commonwealth campus.
  • Students who do not take the Optional Comm 160 course should replace this course with a 1 credit elective.

*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.