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4-Yr. Plan of Study

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Academic Requirements for WVWC Media Studies

The Media Studies major examines and practices the delivery of various news media and information to audiences in the traditional media and the multiple and interactive ways of new digital and electronic media.

Department Core Requirements

Students, undecided about a major, may take core courses before selecting their particular major. Core courses include: COMM 105, 320, 318, 327, and an internship (COMM 495, 496, or COMM 497).

Requirements for Media Studies Minor

18 semester hours including COMM 138, 139, 230, 232, 235, 239, 240; and 344, or 234 plus either 341 or 343. Also required is one semester of participation in C92-FM radio and one additional semester of participaton in either C92-FM radio or The Pharos newspaper. In addition, media studies minors must complete at least two semesters of participation with major responsibilities (e.g. executive board membership in radio or an editorial position in newspaper) in either C92-FM radio or The Pharos newspaper. Students may concurrently count their semesters with major responsibilities towards their semester requirements for participation.

Requirements for Media Studies Major

48 semester hours including COMM 105, 138, 139, 230, 232, 234, 235, 239, 240, 318, 320, 327, 330, 335, 336, 337, 341, 438 and 497. Also required are two semesters of participation in C92-FM radio and two additional semester of participation in either C92-FM radio or The Pharos newspaper. In addition, media studies majors must complete at least four semesters of participation with major responsibilities (e.g. executive board membership in radio or an editorial position in newspaper) in either C92-FM radio or The Pharos newspaper. Students may concurrently count their semesters with major responsibilities towards their requirements for participation.