Mississippi Valley State University

July 29, 2014

Broadcasting (BR)

Broadcasting

Broadcast Communication at Mississippi Valley State University is the key for opening doors to careers in a variety of media. A specialty in Broadcast Communications means students may begin careers at radio and television stations, advertising agencies, public relations firms, cable television operations, corporate media, US military (Armed Forces Radio and Television Services), the Department of State (Voice of America), commercial international broadcasters, program providers, and production companies.

 

At MVSU, broadcast majors take courses that allow them to understand and appreciate the history of the medium, to explore important current issues facing broadcasters, and to gain a firm understanding of government rules and regulations that pertain to their medium. Other courses allow students the opportunities to gain hands-on experience with broadcast equipment through labs and involvement with the University radio and television. Students will gain knowledge in a script writing, commercial writing, and Broadcast Journalism. Students who specialize in Broadcast Communication from MVSU will be well equipped to start careers in the industry or begin graduate studies in the discipline.


DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION


 Curriculum Pattern  


BROADCASTING


FRESHMAN YEAR COURSES   CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE


EN 101-102 Freshman Composition 6 ___________________

MA 111 College Algebra 3 ___________________

HI 101-102 World History  OR 

HI 201-202 US History 6 ___________________

ED 102 General Psychology 3 ___________________

PE 102-103 Concepts of Physical Education 2 ___________________

HL 101 Comprehensive Health 3 ___________________

TH 201 OR MU 107 OR AR 101 3 ___________________

SP 191-192 Freshman Seminars 2 ___________________

SP 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking  3  ___________________

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SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES


MC 300 Media Writing 3 ____________________

MC 310 Basic News Reporting and Writing 3 ____________________

MC 315A Radio Practicum 1 ____________________

MC 320 Radio Production 3 ____________________

MC 325 Introduction to Mass Communication 3 ____________________

MC 330 Mass Communication Process and Effects 3 ____________________

EN 201-202 World Literature 6 ____________________

CS 111 Introduction to Data Processing 3 ____________________

SC 151-152 Survey of Bio. Science OR

SC 261-262 Survey of Physical Science  6  ____________________

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JUNIOR YEAR COURSES


MC 315B, C TV Practicum 2 _____________________

MC 335 Radio-TV Announcing 3 _____________________

MC 337 TV Production I 3 _____________________

MC 400 Principles of Advertising 3 _____________________

ELECTIVES (Liberal Arts & Sciences)               21  _____________________               32

SENIOR YEAR COURSES


MC 437 TV Production II 3 _____________________

MC 444 Mass Media Law & Ethics 3 _____________________

MC 460 Internship 3 _____________________

SP 449 Senior Project Research 2 _____________________

SP 450 Senior Project Paper 1 _____________________

SP 491-492 Senior Seminars 2 _____________________

ELECTIVES   (Liberal Arts & Sciences)               16                              _____________________

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Required Electives:  SP 340 Issues in Communication

     SP 440 Intercultural Communication

Community Service: Freshman   60 hours

       Transfer      40 hours

Measure of Academic Progress (MAPP) 

English Proficiency Exam

Specialty Area Exit Exam                                                                                                         Advised 2009