Students graduating from the Mass Commnications, B.A.J.M.C. program will be able to…
See School of Journalism and Mass Communications for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.
Students must be able to communicate effectively in more than one language. Between 0 and 6 credit hours are required, depending upon the placement test. Click to view GFL courses.
HIST 111 - United States History to 1865
HIST 112 - United States History since 1865
Any approved Carolina Core GSS courses
Any approved Carolina Core AIU course
SPCH 140 - Public Communication
SPCH 230 - Business and Professional Speaking
SPCH 260 - Argumentation and Debate
ECON 224 - Introduction to Economics
MKTG 350 orMGMT 371
SOCIAL OR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE -Three hours of a 300-level or higher course from HIST or POLI or three hours of Social or Behavioral Sciences at the 300 level or higher from: AFAM- African-American Studies; ANTH- Anthropology; COLA- College of Liberal Arts; GEOG-Geography (except GEOG 545 and GEOG 546); LASP-Latin American Studies; POLI- Political Science; PSYC- Psychology; SOCY- Sociology; SOST- Southern Studies; WGST- Women and Gender Studies.
ENGL 282 - Special Topics in Fiction
ENGL 283 - Special Topics in British Literature
ENGL 284 - Drama
ENGL 285 - Special Topics in American Literature
ENGL 286 - Poetry
ENGL 287 - American Literature
ENGL 288 - English Literature
Any Carolina Core GSS course
HIST 101 - European Civilization from Ancient Times to the Mid-17th Century
HIST 102 - European Civilization from the Mid-17th Century
HIST 104 - Introduction to the Civilization of the Islamic Middle East
HIST 105 - Introduction to East Asian Civilization
HIST 106 - Introduction to African History
HIST 107 - Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Civilization
HIST 108 - Science and Technology in World History
HIST 109 - Introduction to Latin American Civilization
Demonstration of proficiency in one foreign language (except Latin or Ancient Greek) equivalent to the minimal passing grade on the exit examination in 122. Students can demonstrate this proficiency by successfully completing Phase II of the Proficiency Test or by successfully completing the 122 course, including the exit exam administered as part of that course.
JOUR 101 - Media and Society
JOUR 291 - Writing for Mass Communications
JOUR 303 - Law and Ethics of Mass Communications
Select three of the following principles courses: (9 Hours)
• JOUR 201 - Principles of Public Relations
• JOUR 202 - Principles of Advertising and Brand Communications
• JOUR 203 - Principles of Visual Communications
• JOUR 204 - Principles of Journalism
Three required courses from among the following: (9 Hours)
• JOUR 205 - History and Philosophy of the Mass Media
• JOUR 306 - Theories of Mass Communications
• JOUR 501 - Freedom, Responsibility, and Ethics of the Mass Media
• JOUR 506 - Mass Media Criticism
• JOUR 542 - Public Opinion and Persuasion
Choose one of the University’s Leadership with Distinction Pathways: Global Learning, Research, Civic Engagement, or Community Service. Courses listed under each pathway are examples that address the pathway’s learning outcomes. Except for the required courses identified, other relevant courses that address the pathway outcomes may be substituted per approval of advisor.
A. Global Learning (6 Hours)
JOUR 541 - International Mass Communications (required)
One approved SJMC international elective
B. Research (6 Hours)
JOUR 332 - Mass Communications Research (required)
One approved SJMC research elective
C. Civic Engagement (6 Hours)
Two approved SJMC civic engagement electives
D. Community Service (6 Hours)
Two approved SJMC service learning or community engagement elective
Capstone portfolio course (3 Hours)
JOUR 515 - Capstone Portfolio Development
Additional requirements for those seeking the Leadership Distinction designation:
The major in Mass Communications aligns with Graduation with Leadership Distinction. All students pursuing the Leadership Distinction designation will be assigned a faculty mentor from the Mass Communications sequence with whom they will be required to meet at least once per semester during their academic career. Further information on Graduation with Leadership Distinction can be obtained through the Office of USC Connect.
Clarify the degree requirements, learning outcomes and anticipated course hours.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
The next Curricula and Courses Committee meeting will be held on Monday November 13 at noon in the Thomas Cooper Library, room 412. Although your attendance is not required, if you would like additional clarification on the issues outlined above, you are welcome to attend.
If the above concerns are addressed, and the proposal reaches the Curricula and Courses Committee by Nov 20, 2017 noon, it will be approved and included in those courses being recommended to the Faculty Senate for consideration at the upcoming December Faculty Senate meeting. Should it be approved at that meeting, it would be included in the Fall 2018 Bulletin. If it does not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in January.
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Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
For learning outcomes, we are NOT changing the learning outcomes, just eliminating the courses included beside each outcome to make it easier to navigate and read.
We have made all other changes to reflect updates at the university and in our program and to reorganize the content for easier navigation.
We have addressed all changes from the Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses and combined applications into one proposal for each major.
There is a minor issue:
The degree requirements section lists the major as 48 hours, but the major portion of the proposal lists 39 hours. The hours in the degree requirements section will not equal the 120 required for the program.
Please revise and resubmit. You likely will want to alert Unit Head and School Rep so that it gets back to the committee by Friday.
Changes and clarification for specific hours have been made for Mass Communications major.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair
Learning Outcomes do not go through APPS, contact LaTrice Ratcliff-Smalls to make edits. Other revisons are minor, no BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
This update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2018.