Freshman Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

History Options, Select One

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I
  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II
  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

Excluding the literature choice above, students should choose two of the following courses with different rubric (course) prefixes to meet the remaining 6-hour requirement in this area:

  • ANTH 2210,
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1910
  • Type course description here.

  • ART 1920
  • Type course description here.

  • DANC 1000
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2020
  • Type course description here.

  • ENGL 2030
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1020
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • HIST 1120
  • Type course description here.

  • HUM 2610
  • Type course description here.

  • MUS 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • PHIL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • THEA 1030
  • Type course description here.

EMC 3210
Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated..

EMC 1020 American Media and Social Institutions (Soc/Beh Sci)

EMC 1020 - American Media and Social Institutions - 3 credit hours

(Same as JOUR 1020/RIM 1020.) The power of the mass media and its effect on social institutions and practices. Develops skills of qualitative and quantitative social science research in the area of mass communication processes; examines media as social, cultural, and economic institutions that shape the values of American society, its political dialogues, its social practices, and institutions.

ENGL 1020
The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 1010 Expository Writing

ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing - 3 credit hours

The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

MATH Mathematics for General Studies (Math)

MATH 1010 - Mathematics for General Studies - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT of at least 19 or DSPM 0850 or COMPASS placement. Course satisfies the General Education Mathematics requirement and is also part of the mathematics sequence for students preparing to become elementary school teachers. Topics include logic, sets, algebraic reasoning, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics.

Tip: Try to complete all your Gen Ed requirements within 2 years.

Required for the major
General education requirement

Freshman Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

ENGL 1010

The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

ENGL 1020 (Comm) Research and Argumentative Writing

ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing - 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

EMC 2410 Introduction to Electronic Media

EMC 2410 - Introduction to Electronic Media - 3 credit hours

Organization, structure and function, historical development, and social aspects. Designed to give the major, as well as the nonmajor, a general working knowledge of electronic media.

COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication (Comm)

COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication 3 credit hours

Principles and processes underlying human communication. Communication models; communication purposes and breakdowns; variables related to interpersonal, small group, intercultural, and public communication. Emphasis on public oral communication including research, critical thinking, organization, presentation, and listening. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

History Options, Select One

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I
  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II
  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

Social/Behavioral Science Options, Select One

Rubric 1

The two courses selected must have different rubric (course) prefixes.

  • AAS 2100
  • ANTH 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • ECON 2410
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOG 2000
  • Type course description here.

  • GS 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1530
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1531
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1005
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • PSY 1410
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • WGST 2100
  • Type course description here.

Tip: As soon as you declare a major, please see the appropriate faculty or department advisor.

Sophomore Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC 3020, EMC 3060, or JOUR 2710

EMC 3020 - Writing for the Electronic Media - 3 credit hours

Techniques of creating and writing for electronic media, including radio, television, and computer-generated programming for cable systems and studio production. Consideration of program design and technical limitations of media production for specific formats. Emphasis on readability of copy, writing style, time constraints, editing, and the integration of sound with graphic images or visual information.

EMC 3060 - Writing for Digital Media - 3 credit hours

Fundamental principles of writing interactively for specific audiences. Encourages students to explore content development; looks at creation of meaning in the new media while providing skills in content.

JOUR 2710 - Media Writing - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 or equivalents. Theory and practice of writing for print and electronic media according to the techniques, styles, and formats of various media. Laboratory required.

English Options, Choose One

Note: The 2000-level English courses may not be taken simultaneously with the 1000-level composition courses.

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture 3 credit hours
  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature 3 credit hours
  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation 3 credit hours

Natural Science Options, Select One

Two different nonsequential courses must be selected for natural science credit having different rubric (course) prefixes; at most only the first semester of any two-semester, discipline-specific sequence may count for General Education natural science credit.

For Example: ASTR 1030 -
  • ASTR 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1110
  • Type course description here.

  • BIOL 1111
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • CHEM 1011
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1030
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOL 1031
  • Type course description here.

Social/Behavioral Science Options, Select One

EMC 1020 counts as one of your social science options. Choose one more from the list below.

  • AAS 2100
  • ANTH 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • ECON 2410
  • Type course description here.

  • GEOG 2000
  • Type course description here.

  • GS 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1530
  • Type course description here.

  • HLTH 1531
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1005
  • Type course description here.

  • PS 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • PSY 1410
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 1010
  • Type course description here.

  • SOC 2010
  • Type course description here.

  • WGST 2100
  • Type course description here.

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

EMC 1020; writing competency; EMC 2410, EMC 2500, or admission to RI candidacy.

EMC 3210 Sight, Sound, and Motion

EMC 3120 - Sight, Sound, and Motion 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: EMC 1020; writing competency; EMC 2410, EMC 2500, or admission to RI candidacy. Production elements and technology of the electronic media industry. Creative conceptualizations; elements of composition, the production process included. Basic visual and aural technology demonstrated..

Tip: Choose a minor and then meet with your minor advisor in the relevant program.

Sophomore Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Candidacy

The candidacy form is an application for permission to enroll in upper division courses for this concentration, and to become a candidate for graduation with a degree based on this concentration.
Click here to download the candidacy form.

EMC 2132 Intro to Video Journalism

This is a new course that will be online fall 2014

Natural Sciences (Rubric 2)

Chose a different Natural Science course and lab, with a different course number than what you chose for Sophomore Fall.

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 2)

See Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

Prereq.

Admission to candidacy

EMC 3410 Electronic Media News Writing

Stresses reporting, writing, and presenting radio news. The history, philosophy, and regulation of electronic media news. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

JOUR 4250 or EMC 4250

JOUR 4250 (Same as EMC 4250) - Mass Media Law 3 credit hours

(Same as JOUR 4250.) Prerequisites: EMC 1020; junior standing. Examines legal guarantees and restrictions on the flow of information using the case study method. Focuses on libel, privacy, obscenity, and the special restrictions placed on advertising, broadcasting, cable television, and the Internet.

Tip: As you finish your sophomore year and have taken EMC 3060, complete and submit your Candidacy form and begin your Upper Division form.

Junior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC Elective

Meet with your assigned advisor to choose which course would be best for you to take from your concentration.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

EMC 3410

Stresses reporting, writing, and presenting radio news. The history, philosophy, and regulation of electronic media news. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 3500 Electronic Media News Reporting and Producing

Theory and practice in the gathering, editing, and writing of news for electronic media. Attention given to on-the-air presentation. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Admission to
candidacy

EMC 3570 Broadcast Announcing/Performance

Responsibilites and skills required of the individual performer in preparing, announcing, and narrating of various types of materials for television and radio.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Tip: Here are some links that will show you the specific graduation requirements.

Electronic Media Journalism Requirements

Transfer Credits

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Junior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Upper Division /
Intent to Graduate

The upper division form ensures that you have met the criteria for your concentration and must be completed, along with an intent to graduate form, in order to graduate.
Click here to download the upper division form.

The intent to graduate form should be submitted 2 semesters prior to the term of graduation, and must accompany your upper division form.
Click here to download the intent to graduate form.

Prereq.
Options

Prerequisite Options:

Admission to candidacy; EMC 3410 and EMC 3500.

EMC 3740 Advanced Electronic Media News Reporting and Producing

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; EMC 3410 and EMC 3500. Theory and practice of television journalism, including use of electronic news-gathering equipment, evaluating and processing news for broadcast, and delivery of television news. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

EMC Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Senior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC Elective

Meet with your assigned advisor to choose which course would be best for you to take from your concentration.

EMC Elective

Meet with your assigned advisor to choose which course would be best for you to take from your concentration.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Senior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC Elective

Meet with your assigned advisor to choose which course would be best for you to take from your concentration.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Elective

An elective can be from any rubric, but it must be accepted by the department as an elective, so check with your advisor to be sure that what ever course you take will count toward your requirements.

Congratulations!
You are about to graduate!