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Curriculum in Media Studies

Students must apply for admission to the MDIA major. All applicants must have completed 30 hours of course work (including the university core or its equivalents), COMM 1000  and earn a minimum 2.3 GPA in ENGL 1100, and Core Social Science. See the department chair or program coordinator for further information. Students who transfer to Auburn University’s MDIA major are required to take a minimum of 21 hours in Auburn's program.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Core Social Science3Core Social Science3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Core History3Core Mathematics3
COMM 1000 Public Speaking13Core Humanities23
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Science I4Core Science II4
Core Literature3Core History to complete sequence3
Elective/Supporting Cognate courses45CMJN 2100 Concepts in Communications and Journalism3
Core Fine Arts (other than MDIA 2350)3Electives/Supporting Cognate courses46
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
MDIA 2800 Multimedia Production or 2420 Introduction to Filmmaking3MDIA 3350 Writing for Television and Film or MDIA 33803
MDIA 3300 Foundation of Mass Communication3Course from Major Group 153
Course from Major Group 253Course from Major Group 253
CMJN 3350 Visual Communication3Electives/Supporting Cognate courses46
Electives/Supporting Cognate courses43 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Courses from Major Group 159Courses from Major Group 159
Electives/Supporting Cognate courses46MDIA 4920 Internship3
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

2

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

3

Students must meet with their advisers to determine appropriate electives and courses for their Supporting Cognate.

4

Students must meet with their advisers to identify approved courses for Groups 1 and 2.