Journalism/Mass Communication Field of Study
Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) mandated Field of Study curricula. The field of study curricula, along with core curricula, are intended to facilitate transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board approved field of study courses in fulfillment of lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees in majors that correspond to the field of study

Core Curriculum and Field of Study for Journalism/Mass Communication is designed for students a bachelor’s degree with a major in journalism/mass communication.

The following set of courses is designed to apply to the bachelor’s degree of Journalism/Mass Communication but may also be applied to the Bachelor of Arts or other baccalaureate-level Journalism/Mass Communication degrees as deemed appropriate by the awarding institution. The field of study curriculum is furthermore intended to serve as a guide for community and technical colleges in structuring a transfer curriculum in Journalism/Mass Communication.

**Fields of study are valid only when no course substitutions are made.

Core Curriculum Courses

Select courses from the Core Curriculum.

Semester Credit Hours: 44

Students should visit with an advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university.

 

Journalism Core

(21)

COMM 1129 – Practicum (1 hr ea need 3 times) **

3

COMM 1307 – Intro to Mass Communication

3

COMM 1318 – Photography I + lab *

3

COMM 2305 – Editing and Layout

3

COMM 2311 – News Gathering and Writing

3

COMM 1335 – Survey of Electronic Media (recommended elective) **

3

COMM 2330 – Intro to Public Relations (recommended elective)

3

Academic Core (42 hrs)

Hours

ENGL1301 (Communications)

3

ENGL1302 (Communications)

3

SPCH1315 (Communications)

3

MATH1314 OR MATH1332** (Mathematics)

3

Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Geology (Natural Sciences) 2 courses w/labs = total 8 hours

 

   1. Science 1

4

   2. Science 2

4

Humanities & Visual and Performing Arts (6 hours)

 

   ARTS1301, DRAM1310, MUSI1310, or MUSI1306

3

   ENGL (Sophomore English)

3

Social & Behavioral Science (15 hours)

 

    HIST1301, HIST1302 or HIST2301

6

    GOVT2305 & GOVT2306

6

    PSYC2301

3

Other Required Courses  

    STSU0300 Student Development

0

    PHED – Activity Course

1

 

*Must be enrolled in photography lab

**See advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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