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Radio and Television Concentration

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester - 16 credits
Course Credits

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar                                                         

1 cr.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

COM 100 Perspectives on Communication

3 crs.

COM 101 Oral Communication

3 crs.

COM 141 Audio Production I

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 
 
 

Second Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

ENG 102 English Composition II                                                  

3 crs.

COM 106 Introduction to Mass Communication

3 crs.

COM 142 Video Production I

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Sophomore Year 

Third Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM Performance OR Production Elective                 

3 crs.

General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

 

Fourth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM Performance OR Production Elective               

3 crs.

General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

Junior Year 

Fifth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing Elective, Communication Management Elective and/or General Education Course and/or Minor OR Elective Course                 

15 crs.

Sixth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM 350 Persuasion and/or COM 463 Media Criticism,

COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized

Writing Elective, Communication Management Elective

and/or General Education and/or Minor OR Elective Course                 

15 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM 499 Career Design Strategies and/or COM 490 Communication Theory

and/or COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing

Elective, Communication Management Elective and/or General

Education Course and/or Minor OR Elective Course

15 crs

Eighth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

COM 499 Career Design Strategies and/or COM 490 Communication Theory and/or COM 381 Communication Research and/or Specialized Writing Elective, Communication Management Elective and/or General Education Course and/or Minor or Elective Course                                           

15 crs.

 
 
 
General Education Options (12 crs.):ENG 102 Intermediate Composition, COM 230 Argumentation and Debate. Choose one: any approved ethics, values and multicultural awareness.  Choose one: any approved course in the humanities, social sciences or fine arts.

Additional Requirements (not counted toward the General Education requirements):Special Experience Course (One course required) -  COM 499 Career Design StrategiesUpper-Division Writing Component Courses (Two courses required) - COM 490 Communication Theory and one of the following: COM 331 Radio/TV Writing Commercials, COM 332 Radio/TV Writing News, COM 335 Radio/TV Writing Drama, COM 461 Communication CriticismLaboratory Course (One course required) - any approved laboratory courseSpecialized Writing Electives (Two courses required) - COM 331 Radio/TV Writing Commercials, COM 332 Radio/TV Writing News, COM 335 Radio/TV Writing DramaChoose one: COM 355 Broadcast Management or COM 370 Communication Law and PolicySelect two courses from either production or performance area:

Performance area: COM 301 Intercollegiate Forensic Activities, THE 101 Voice and Speech or THE 201 Voice and Interpretation (students cannot receive major credit for both THE 101 and THE 201), COM 246 Radio/TV Announcing, COM 336 Broadcast Reporting

Production area: COM 241 Audio Production II, COM 242 Video Production II, COM 341 Video Aesthetics and Applications, COM 342 Audio Aesthetics and Applications