Broadcasting (BR)

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

BROADCASTING

 Curriculum Pattern  

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 2  
SP 201 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3  
  31  
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
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 Sci. 6  
  31  
 
JUNIOR YEAR COURSES CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
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 CR. HRS. SEMESTER/GRADE
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  
  30  
 
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

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