Curriculum Guides

2013-2014

Communication - School of (7600)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Mass Media - Media Production (C60105BA)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Communicates effectively in writing: Uses proper grammar/spelling; is able to write effectively for different target audiences.
Communicates effectively in writing: Able to write in the formats required for the broadcast industry with particular emphasis on script writing.
Communicates effectively in speech: Uses effective delivery; speaks effectively for different audiences and occasions; prepares effective visual aids and handouts.
Communicates effectively in speech: Able to effectively pitch program project ideas.
Participates effectively in groups: Contributes to production teams effort in a meaningful way; leads production projects effectively.
Applies critical thinking skills: Able to research program backgrounds, audiences; able to evaluate and apply ethical guidelines; able to provide and receive constructive criticism.
Exhibits quantitative reasoning skills: Able to compute basic descriptive statistics; design research studies to answer specific question; analyze time sequences for production editing.
Exhibits video production skills: must exhibit proficiency in all aspects of video production (shooting, editing, audio, lighting, etc.)

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
3470:250 Statistics for Everyday Life4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Oral Communication:7600:105 Intro to Public Speaking or 7600:106 Effective Oral Comm3
Modern Language:35xx:1014
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7600:102 Survey of Mass Communication3
3300:112 English Composition II3
7600:280 Media Production Techniques3
Social Science:Any Set3
Modern Language:35xx:1024
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
7600:115 Survey of Communication Theory3
Natural Science:Any Set4
Social Science:Any OTHER Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Modern Language:35xx:2013
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
7600:384 Communication Research3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7600:282 Radio Production3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set4
Modern Language:35xx:2023
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7600:283 Studio Production3
7600:287 Radio & TV Writing3
7600:368 Basic Audio & Video Editing3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any Set3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Min Credit Total 17
Spring
7600:372 Single Camera Production3
7600:378 T: Media History/Genre3
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Elective:7600: Media Production Requirement3
Elective:Any3
Min Credit Total 18
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7600:468 Advanced Audio & Video Editing3
Elective:Media Production Elective3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Elective:7600: Media Production Requirement3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
Elective:Media Production Elective3
Elective:Media Production Elective3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Elective:Minor Requirement3
Elective:7600: Media Production Requirement3
Min Credit Total 15
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
The School of Communication recommends 3470:250 Statistics for Everyday Life or 3470:260 Basic Statistics to meet the General Education Mathematics requirement. Courses satisfying the School of Communication Mathematics requirement include 3450:145 College Algebra, 3450:135 Math for Liberal Arts, 3450:141 Algebra with Business Applications, 3450:210 Calculus with Business Applications, 3470:260 Basic Statistics, 3470:261 and 262 Introduction to Statistics I and II or their equivalents.
Please note that 2030:130 Math for Allied Health, 2030:151 Technical Math I, 2030:152 Technical Math II, 2030:153, Technical Math III, 2030:154 Technical Math IV, 2030:2420:170 Applied Math for Business, 2030:255 Technical Calculus I, or 2030:161 Math for Modern Technology DO NOT fulfill the School of Communication mathematics requirement.
3300:113 and 114 African American Language and Culture I and II may be substituted for 3300:111 and 112 English Composition I and II.
7700:101, 102, 201, 202, and 222 American Sign Language I-IV and Survey of Deaf Culture in America may be substituted for Modern Language (35xx) courses listed in guide.
The School of Communication recommends 7600:325 Intercultural Communication to meet part of the Area Studies and Cultural Diversity General Education requirement. 7600:105, Introduction to Public Speaking; and, 7600:106, Effective Oral Communication are the required classes to meet the General Education Oral Communications requirement.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition.
A grade of C or better is required in order to graduate in the following courses or their substitutions: 3300:111, 7600:105 or 106, 7600:102, 3300:112, 7600:115, 7600:384.
Media Production Requirements: Complete 6 credits from: 7600:270, 284, 300, 302, 375, 416, 417, 462, 481, 493, 228, 230. Complete 3 credits from: 7600: 378 or 481. Complete 7600: 280, 282, 283, 287, 368, 372, 468.
Media Production Electives: Complete 9 credits of Production coursework from Buchtel College of Arts and Science(7000, 7100, 7500, 7600, 7800, 7900) selected in consultation with an adviser.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 03-19-2013