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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Communication and New Media, B.A. or B.S.


Curriculum for a Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication and New Media


Required courses, 39 + 12 Language Hours:


In addition to the 39 required COMM credits, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement  . Students take core classes, elective practicum and capstone sequences, and choose one of four concentrations: 1) digital filmmaking, 2) new media, 3) media studies, or 4) strategic communication.

Required core courses, 18 Hours:


Students must complete lower-level core courses before taking 400-level courses.  However, students are encouraged to begin taking their concentration courses concurrently.

Select one concentration, 12 Hours:


Digital filmmaking concentration, 12 Hours:


New media concentration, 12 Hours:


Media studies concentration, 12 Hours:


 

  • Select any 9 credits from the 300-level courses in the digital filmmaking, new media, or strategic communication concentrations (9)

Strategic Communication concentration, 12 Hours:


Required practicum** (one course from the following), 3 Hours:


Four-Year Course Progression


Communication and New Media, B.A.
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 or 103 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MS) 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3
    Elementary Modern Language I         Elementary Modern Language II  
Elective   Elective 2   COMM 203   Communication and New Media 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3   COMM 352   Computer-Mediated Communication 3
    Intermediate Modern Language I     COMM 305   History of TV 3
COMM 302   Narrative Script Writing OR     Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD with advisor 3
COMM 304   Hilstory of Film (WM) 3       Intermediate Modern Language II  
Elective   Elective 1       TOTAL 16
    TOTAL 14          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
COMM   300-level Concentration 3   COMM   300-level Concentration 3
COMM   300-level Concentration 3   COMM   300-level Concentration 3
COMM   Practicum 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
COMM 406   Advertising and Imagery OR     COMM 406   Advertising and Imagery 3
    Minor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
COMM 400   Media Law and Ethics 3   COMM   Internship, Co-op, or Seminar 3
COMM 403   Media Studies 3   COMM 461   Senior Capstone Project 2
COMM 420   Advanced Production 3   COMM   Concentration or Minor 9
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 14
COMM   Concentration or Minor 3          
COMM 451   Senior Capstone Preparation 1          
    TOTAL 16       DEGREE TOTAL 120
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Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science, Major in Communication and New Media


Required courses, 45 Hours:


Students take core classes, elective practicum and capstone sequences, and choose one of four concentrations:  1) digital filmmaking, 2) new media, 3) media studies, or 4) strategic communication.

Required core courses, 21 Hours:


Students must complete lower-level core courses before taking 400-level courses.  However, students are encouraged to begin taking their concentration courses concurrently.

Select one concentration, 15 Hours:


Digital Filmmaking Concentration, 15 Hours:


New media concentration, 15 Hours:


Media studies concentration, 15 Hours:


  •  Select any 12 credits from the 300-level courses in the digital filmmaking, new media, or strategic communication concentrations (12)

 

Strategic Communication concentration, 15 Hours:


Required practicum ** (one course from the following), 3 Hours:


Note(s):


**Students may take practicum courses three times for a total of nine credit hours. The first three hours count toward a major and any additional hours are counted as general electives.

***COMM 403 - Media Studies  and COMM 406 - Advertising and Imagery  are also electives in the women’s studies minor.

****COMM 399 Special Topics and COMM 402 - Seminar in Communications  are courses in new technologies, course content, or faculty research and publication. These courses may be taken more than one time if the topics or instructors are different. These classes may be used as substitutions for courses in the regular catalog; please obtain permission to substitute a course from the department chair prior to registration.

Four-Year Course Progression


Communication and New Media, B.S.
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 or 103 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 1 History 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-GL with advisor 3   COMM 203   Communication and New Media 3
Elective   Elective (BS) 2       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   COMM 352   Computer-Mediated Communication 3
COMM 302   Narrative Scriptwriting OR     COMM 305   History of TV 3
COMM 304   History of Film (WM) 3   Elective   Elective (BS) 3
Elective   Elective (BS) 3   Elective   Elective (BS) 2
Elective   Elective 2       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
COMM   300-level Concentration 3   COMM   300-level Concentration 3
COMM   300-level Concentration 3   COMM   300-level Concentration 3
COMM   Practicum 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
COMM 406   Advertising and Imagery OR     COMM 406   Advertising and Imagery 3
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
COMM 400   Media Law and Ethics 3   COMM   Internship, Co-op, or Seminar 3
COMM 403   Media Studies 3   COMM 461   Senior Capstone Project 2
COMM 420   Advanced Production 3   COMM   Concentration or Minor 9
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 14
COMM   Concentration or Minor 3          
COMM 451   Senior Capstone Preparation 1          
    TOTAL 16       DEGREE TOTAL 120
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