2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Mass Communication


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Faculty

Raymond N. Ankney, Chair, Associate Professor
Dennis R. Jones, Associate Professor
David S. Shipley, Associate Professor
Robert Champion, Assistant Professor
Lee. K. Farquhar, Assistant Professor
Sheree Martin, Assistant Professor
Elizabeth (Betsy) Emmons, Instructor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Major

Journalism and Mass Communication Major, B.A.  with a Concentration in

Advertising
Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Print Journalism
Public Relations

Minors

Film Production Interdisciplinary Minor (JMC) 
Journalism and Mass Communication Minor  (with one of four tracks)

The department offers a major in journalism and mass communication, with four possible concentrations, or tracks: advertising, broadcast and electronic journalism, print journalism, and public relations. Students must officially declare a concentration/track, and each leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Journalism and mass communication (JMC) majors are also required to have a 20-credit minor or cognate outside the JMC department. The minor is determined by the student in consultation with a journalism and mass communication advisor.

The department also offers minors in film production and journalism and mass communication. The JMC minor has four possible tracks: advertising, broadcast and electronic journalism, print journalism, and public relations.

Admission to the Department of JMC

Admitted Freshman Majors: Must achieve a JMC GPA of 2.75 or better upon completing JMC 200 - Mass Media and Society  and JMC 201 - Mass Media Practices . Students who fail to meet this requirement must change majors. Minimum 2.75 GPA applies to only JMC 200  and JMC 201 .

Students who Transfer and/or Change Majors: Must have completed UCCA 101 - Communication Arts I  or the equivalent with a grade of C+ or better, and must have a Samford GPA of 3.00 or better. If a Samford GPA does not exist, a higher education GPA of 3.00 or better will qualify.

University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements

See University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses. JMC majors must take MATH 110 - Contemporary Mathematics  or higher to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement. JMC majors cannot use JMC 200  to satisfy their general education social science requirement.


 

Programs

    MajorMinorInterdisciplinary Minor

    Courses

      Journalism and Mass CommunicationJournalism and Mass Communication - Film Production

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