Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Radio and Television Major, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Radio and Television Major, B.A./B.S.

37 hours plus 6 hours of Cognates; C or better required in all courses; 2.25 major GPA required

This major combines telecommunications history and theory with practical broadcast applications. Students acquire knowledge and understanding of the broadcast processes and on-air performing skills, utilizing facilities in both the campus radio station WSWI-AM and the Scripps Howard Video Production Complex.

Required Courses (25 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
RTV 151 - Survey of Contemporary Broadcasting
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 255 - Media Production
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 256 - Broadcast Journalism
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3
RTV 351 - Radio-Television Performance
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 354 - Writing for Electronic Media

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
RTV 457 - Key Issues in Telecommunications
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
COMM 494 - Mass Communication Law and Ethics
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
COMM 495 - Mass Communication Research
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
COMM 497 - Career Planning and Professional Development
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 1

Directed Electives (12 hours)

Choose two or three courses (6-9 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
RTV 451 - Radio-Television Programming
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
RTV 452 - Broadcast and Cable Sales
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 453 - Broadcast and Cable Management
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

Choose 3-6 hours to complete 12 hours of electives

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ADV 101 - Introduction to Advertising
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 352 - Advanced Television Studio Producing and Directing
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
RTV 353 - Advanced Video Field Production
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
RTV 356 - Sportscasting
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
RTV 357 - Advanced Broadcast Journalism
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
RTV 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

Select no more than 6 hours from this group:

RTV 150 - Practicum in Broadcasting
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1
RTV 350 - Radio-Television Workshop
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1-3
RTV 400 - Independent Study in Radio-Television
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-3
RTV 489 - Internship in Radio-Television
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 1-3

NOTE:  Some upper-level courses are offered alternating years.

Mass Communication Majors, Ethnic Cultures Cognate (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed

Journalism majors may also select JRN 496 - Media Ethics

 

ADV 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved ADV 499 topic: Advertising & Cultural Perceptions)

ANTH 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture; World Language and Culture-BS; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
ANTH 326 - Peoples of Africa
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
CMST 308 - Rhetoric and Diversity

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
CMST 317 - Intercultural Communication

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring, even-numbered years; Summer, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
COMM 477 - Comparative Structures of Mass Media in a Global Community
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
COMM 486 - Diversity in Mass Media
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
Credits: 3
ENG 231 - African American Literature

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 330 - Ethnic Literature in America

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
HIST 385 - History of Africa since 1800
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
HIST 400 - Topics in American History Seminar: African Americans U.S.
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
JRN 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved JRN 499 topics: Covering Diverse Cultures; Diversity & Mass Media)

LIBA 497 - Capstone Studies
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

(approved LIBA 497 topics: Racism in America; Art & Diversity/20th Cent; Hawaii/New Zealand)

PRL 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved PRL 499 topic: PR in a Global Community)

RTV 499 - Special Topics
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3

(approved RTV 499 topic: Race, Ethnicity & the Media)

SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

(approved SOC 370 topics: Globalization; Hate Groups/Hate Crimes; Race, Class, Gen-Pop Culture)

SOC 421 - Race and Ethnicity
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
  • WLC 337X, African Diaspora/Latin America Credits / Units: 3
  • Mass Communication Majors, Gender Studies Cognate (3 hours)

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CMST 402 - Gender, Communication, and Culture
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, odd-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    CMST 430 - Seminar in Rhetoric Seminar in GLBT Rhetoric
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    COMM 486 - Diversity in Mass Media
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Summer
    Credits: 3
    CMST 499 - Special Topics in Communication Studies
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved CMST499 topic: Rhetoric of Family & Gender)

    ENG 288 - Introduction to Women in Literature

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENG 387 - Women's Literature and Gender Issues: 19th- and 20th-Century Theory
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 111 - Intro to Gender Studies

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 333 - Perspectives on Gender
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    GNDR 449 - Seminar in Gender Studies: Special Topics /PHIL 361  (Queer Theory) or GNDR 449 (GLBT Discourse)
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    HIST 311 - Women and Gender in America
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    HIST 498 - Senior Seminar in American History

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience - Writing


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3

    (approved HIST498 topic: Women/Gender to 1920)

    JRN 499 - Special Topics
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved JRN 499 topic: Diversity & Mass Media)

    LIBA 497 - Capstone Studies
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

    (approved LIBA497 topic: Women, Art & Society)

    PHIL 364 - Gender and Philosophy
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3
    PSY 381 - Psychology of Gender
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    RTV 499 - Special Topics
    Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
    Credits: 3

    (approved RTV 499 topic: Media & Female Athletes)

    SOC 370 - Seminar in Sociology
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3

    (approved SOC 370 topics: Hate Groups/Hate Crimes; Race, Class, Gen-Pop Culture; Gender at Work; Women & Work)

    SOC 431 - Gender and Society
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Additional Information

    An internship in the broadcast media, practicum work, and/or a broadcast workshop with the campus radio station and TV studio are highly recommended for the junior or senior year.

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