Journalism and Media Studies, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
General Elective
General Elective (PHIL 3306 recommended)
3 TVRA 1165: Introduction to Mass Media
Major (Now listed as TREM 1165; also, all TVRA classes are listed as TREM classes effective fall 2020)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
TVRA 2032: Tools of Storytelling
Major
3 TVRA 3223: Ethical Issues in the Electronic Mass Media
Major
3
TVRA 2726W: Journalism and Society
Major
3 TVRA Platform Class*
Major
3
TVRA 3535: Communication Law and Policy
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
TVRA 3728: Fundamentals of Newswriting
Major (Now listed as TREM 2401: Intro News Writing & Reporting)
3 Advanced course outside TVRA**
Major
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
TVRA Platform Class*
Major
3 TVRA 4047 or TVRA 4160
Major
3
TVRA 4047 or TVRA 4160
Major
3 Advanced course outside TVRA**
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 TVRA Platform Class*
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 TVRA 4777: Capstone in Journalism and Media Studies
Major
6
TVRA 4177 Television & Radio Internship or TVRA 5010 Independent Projects
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

42 Pathways Credits

48 Major Credits

30 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media
304 Whitehead Hall
Dr. MJ Robinson
mj.robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. DegreeMaps are a suggested way through the major, but students may have alternate routes depending on their individual situations. Please reach out to the Chair to discuss any specific concerns and to be academically advised: Dr. MJ Robinson, MJ.Robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

*Students must complete three of the following TVRA platform classes: TVRA 3782, TVRA 3841, TVRA 3891, TVRA 3925, TVRA 3951, TVRA 4040, TVRA 4042, TVRA 4045, TVRA 4173, TVRA 4728.

**Students majoring in Journalism and Media Studies must take six credits of advanced coursework in any department or area other than the Television and Radio department. These credits must be approved by the Director of Journalism and Media Studies.

All courses used to meet the degree requirements for the Journalism and Media Studies major must be completed with a grade of C or higher. No course in this curriculum may be taken more than twice for the purposes of degree advancement.

Students must successfully complete ENGL 1012 or higher with a grade of B or better in order to enroll in any Journalism and Media Studies course above TVRA 1165. Students who receive transfer credit for ENGL 1012 must provide a writing sample for program assessment prior to enrollment in any Journalism and Media Studies course above TVRA 1165.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Television, Radio & Emerging Media
304 Whitehead Hall
Dr. MJ Robinson
mj.robinson29@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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