Freshman Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ
EMC 3130
Technical, operational, and creative basics of single camera production. Focuses on skills used in producing, directing, and production management. Incorporates equipment applications including videography, lighting, field audio, and video editing.

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.

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.

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

Required for the major
General education requirement

Freshman Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC 2410 or EMC 2500

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.

EMC 2500 - Survey of New Media Communication - 3 credit hours

Developing systems and methods of new media message delivery. Explores cultural, social, ethical, historical, and legal challenges of new media.

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.

Comm 2200 (Comm) Fundamentals of Communication

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.

Natural Sciences (Rubric 2)

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

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

Sophomore Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

Writing Equivalency

See advisor

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.

History Options, Select One

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

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

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: 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.

EMC/JOUR

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.

EMC 3130 or EMC 3131

EMC 3130 - Introduction to Field Video Production 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: EMC 1020 or permission of department. Technical, operational, and creative basics of single camera production. Focuses on skills used in producing, directing, and production management. Incorporates equipment applications including videography, lighting, field audio, and video editing. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 3131 - Introduction to Studio Video Production 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: EMC 1020, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, and EMC 2410 or EMC 2500. Technical and creative elements of multi camera video production. Experience gained through lecture and lab assignments in producing, directing, crew positions, and studio layout. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

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.

History Options, Select One

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

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.

Tip: As you finish your sophomore year and have taken EMC 3130 or 3131, complete and submit your Candidacy form and begin your Upper Division form.

Junior Fall

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC/JOUR

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.

EMC 3130 or EMC 3131

EMC 3130 - Introduction to Field Video Production 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: EMC 1020 or permission of department. Technical, operational, and creative basics of single camera production. Focuses on skills used in producing, directing, and production management. Incorporates equipment applications including videography, lighting, field audio, and video editing. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 3131 - Introduction to Studio Video Production 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: EMC 1020, ENGL 1010, ENGL 1020, and EMC 2410 or EMC 2500. Technical and creative elements of multi camera video production. Experience gained through lecture and lab assignments in producing, directing, crew positions, and studio layout. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC Elective

Non-pass/fail.

Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 2)

See Humanities/Fine Arts (Rubric 1)

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.

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

Electronic Media Production Requirements

Transfer Credits

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Junior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC 3140 or EMC 3150

EMC 3140 - Multi-Camera Directing and Producing 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy; EMC 3131. Focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the television studio director. Emphasis on actual production and directing of video material. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC 3150 - Single-Camera Directing and Producing 3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy; EMC 3130. Techniques of video field production. On-location shooting of features and mini-documentaries; editing techniques, coverage, lighting, sound, and graphics. Laboratory required. Three-hour lecture plus up to three-hour lab per week.

EMC

4250

Mass Media Law. (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.

EMC 4250 or PHOT 4190

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.

PHOT 4190 - Ethics and Law for Visual Communicators 3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy; junior status with declared major. Background in ethics and law for the visual communicator. Focus on ethical philosophies, ethics case studies, and solutions to ethical dilemmas; copyright, privacy, and libel law.

EMC Elective

Non-pass/fail.

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 advanced production requirement

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

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.

Elective (Mass Comm/general)

Course may be pass/fail grading

Senior Spring

PRE-REQ
POST-REQ

EMC advanced production requirement

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

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 (Mass Comm/general)

Course may be pass/fail grading

Elective (Mass Comm/general)

Course may be pass/fail grading

Congratulations!
You are about to graduate!