Freshman Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ
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.

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.

ART 2310
Procedures involved in the production of graphic design materials by means of computer. Basics of word processing, drawing, and page layout programs for graphic design. Six-hour studio course.

ART 1610 Two-Dimensional Design

ART 1610 - Two-Dimensional Design - 3 credit hours

The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

PHOT 3110
Further investigation into the exposure and development controls of black and white photography as a method of expression and communication. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOTO 2050 Basic Black and White Photography

PHOT 2050 - Basic Black and White Photography

Black and white processing and printing; principles and procedures combined with theories of visual perception. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

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.

History Options, Select One

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

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.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

PHOT 2050

Black and white processing and printing; principles and procedures combined with theories of visual perception. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 3110 Intermediate Photography I

PHOT 3110 - Intermediate Photography I - 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: PHOT 2050. Further investigation into the exposure and development controls of black and white photography as a method of expression and communication. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

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

Sophomore Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

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

History Options, Select One

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

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
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  • BIOL 1030
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  • BIOL 1031
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  • BIOL 1110
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  • BIOL 1111
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  • CHEM 1010
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  • CHEM 1011
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  • GEOL 1030
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  • GEOL 1031
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Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

PHOT 3040 History of Photography

PHOT 3040 - History of Photography - 3 credit hours - Offered FALL ONLY

Evolution of photographic imagery from the invention through contemporary work. The movements, themes, and genres developed by individual photographers.

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

Sophomore Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Candidacy /
Upper Division /
Intent to Graduate

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.

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.

PHOT 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.

Social/Behavioral Science Options, Select One

Rubric 1

  • AAS 2100
  • ANTH 2010
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  • ECON 2410
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  • GEOG 2000
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  • GS 2010
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  • HLTH 1530
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  • HLTH 1531
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  • PS 1005
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  • PS 1010
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  • PSY 1410
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  • SOC 1010
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  • SOC 2010
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  • WGST 2100
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Natural Sciences (Rubric 2)

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

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

PHOT 2050

ART 1610

PHOT 2050 - Further investigation into the exposure and development controls of black and white photography as a method of expression and communication. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

ART 1610 - The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

PHOT 3120 Intermediate Photography II

PHOT 3120 - Intermediate Photography II - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: PHOT 3110 and ART 1610. A continuation of 3110. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Tip: As you finish your sophomore year and have taken PHOT 3120, complete and submit your Candidacy form and begin your Upper Division form.

Junior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

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,
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  • ART 1030
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  • ART 1910
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  • ART 1920
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  • DANC 1000
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  • ENGL 2020
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  • ENGL 2030
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  • HIST 1010
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  • HIST 1020
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  • HIST 1110
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  • HIST 1120
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  • HUM 2610
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  • MUS 1030
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  • PHIL 1030
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  • THEA 1030
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ENGL 1010

ENGL 1020

Grade of B or better in ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020 or equivalents

JOUR 2710

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.

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.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

PHOT 3110

ART 1610

PHOT 3110 - Further investigation into the exposure and development controls of black and white photography as a method of expression and communication. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

ART 1610 - The principles and techniques of design and their application to two-dimensional art forms. Six-hour studio course.

PHOT 3810 Color Photo Communication I

PHOT 3810 - Intermediate Photography II - 3 credit hours- Offered FALL ONLY

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; ART 1610 and PHOT 3110 or consent of instructor. The making of color images using transparencies and color print materials. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

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

Photography Requirements

Transfer Credits

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Junior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

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,
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  • ART 1030
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  • ART 1910
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  • ART 1920
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  • DANC 1000
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  • ENGL 2020
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  • ENGL 2030
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  • HIST 1010
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  • HIST 1020
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  • HIST 1110
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  • HIST 1120
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  • HUM 2610
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  • MUS 1030
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  • PHIL 1030
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  • THEA 1030
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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.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

PHOT 3040

PHOT 3810

PHOT 3040 - Evolution of photographic imagery from the invention through contemporary work. The movements, themes, and genres developed by individual photographers.

PHOT 3810 - The making of color images using transparencies and color print materials.Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 4040 Color Photo Communication II

PHOT 4040 - Intermediate Photography II - 3 credit hours- Offered SPRING ONLY

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; PHOT 3040 and PHOT 3810 or consent of instructor. A continuation of 3810.Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Senior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

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.

EMC 4250 or JOUR 4250

EMC 4250 (Same as JOUR 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.

PHOT 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.

PHOT 3040

PHOT 3210

PHOT 3810

PHOT 3040 - Evolution of photographic imagery from the invention through contemporary work. The movements, themes, and genres developed by individual photographers.

PHOT 3210 - A continuation of 3110. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 3810 - The making of color images using transparencies and color print materials. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 4280 Editorial Photography

PHOT 4280 - Editorial Photography - 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; PHOT 3040, PHOT 3120, and PHOT 3810. Editorial illustration for fashion, corporate, annual report, home, and garden with emphasis on location lighting. Exploration of various career opportunities and business practices open to the professional photographer. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

Minor Course

A course that will count toward your chosen minor.

Senior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

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.

PHOT 3120

PHOT 3200

PHOT 3810

PHOT 3120 - A continuation of 3110. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 3200 - Computerization of traditional film images and use of digital cameras allows student to use different software programs to manipulate photographic images. Ethics and law discussed along with techniques and hands-on analysis of this new medium. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 3810 - The making of color images using transparencies and color print materials. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 4060 Photojournalism

PHOT 4060 - Photojournalism - 3 credit hours

(Same as EMC 4060.) Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; PHOT 3120 and PHOT 3810; EMC 3200/PHOT 3200; or consent of instructor. Principles and practices of photography, including documentary, news and feature portraiture, photo stories and essays, and photo layout. Emphasis on newspaper assignments, participation in campus publications, portfolio editing and production, and internship preparation. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

PHOT 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.

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