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Undergraduate Programs

    Department of Mass Media Arts
    Woodruff Library Lower Level
    Phone: (404) 880-8304



Undergraduate Curriculum

Mass Media Arts Core Courses
Students who major in the Department of Mass Arts are required to take the following core courses:

CMMA 200        Writing and Reporting
CMMA 201        Survey of Media and Society
CMMA 203        Multimedia Writing, Reporting and Storytelling
CMMA 315        Mass Communications Research
CMMA 422        Philosophy and Ethics of Mass Communications
CMMA 425        Communication Law
CMMA 490        Media Seminar

Typical First-Year Courses for all Mass Media Arts Program

First Semester: 17 hours
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CENG 105        English Composition I (3)
CBIO 101         Biological Science (3)
CGED 100        First-Year Seminar I (1)
CMAT 103        Algebra I (3)
CSTA 101         Fundamentals of Speech (3)
CSOC 105        Culture and Society (3)
CPED 101         Physical Education (1)

Second Semester: 16 hours

CENG 106          English Composition II (3)
CPHY 102          Physical Science (3) Physical Science Lab (0)
CGED 101          First-Year Seminar II (1)
CCIS  101          Information Technology and Computer Application (3)
CMAT 104          Algebra II (3)
CHIS 201          The US, Africa and the World I (3)

JOURNALISM CONCENTRATION (123 Credit Hours)

SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester: 15 hours

CMMA 200       Basic News Writing and Reporting (3)
CMMA 201       Survey of Media and Society (3)
CENG 311       Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
CHIS 202        U.S., Africa and the World II (3)
                      Foreign Language Requirement I (3)
                      Foreign Language Lab (0)
                      CMMA Writing Examination (0)

Second Semester: 15 hours

CMMA 203         Multimedia Writing, Reporting and Storytelling (3)
                        Humanities Requirement (3)
                        Foreign Language Requirement II (3)
                        Foreign Language Lab (0)
CPSY 211          General Psychology (3)
CENG 201         World Literature I or II (3)


JUNIOR YEAR
First Semester: 15 hours

CMMA 301         News Editing I (3)
CHIS 319          African-American History to 1865 (3)
CPSC 336          Current World Problems (3)
CMMA 422         Philosophy and Ethics of Mass Communications (3)
CMMA               CMMA Elective (3)   

Second Semester: 15 hours

CMMA 302         News Editing II (3)
CMMA 315         Mass Communications Research (3)
CMMA 350         Interpretative Reporting (3)
CHIS 320          African-American History Since 1865 (3)
                        Religion/Philosophy Requirement (3)

SENIOR YEAR
First Semester: 15 hours

CMMA 425         Communication Law (3)
CMMA 489         Internship (3)
CMMA               CMMA Elective (3)
CPSC 420          Politics of Africa (3)
CECO 250          Principles of Economics (3)