BS - Media and Entertainment

  • The Media and Entertainment major at Kennesaw State University invites students to explore the critical ways in which communication and converged media connect with and affect our lives, society, and culture. The theoretically-based program focuses on the forms and effects of media, including radio, film, television, print, and electronic media, and requires that students demonstrate basic digital media production skills.

    Our students are critically engaged with creative analysis, production, and research into traditional and emerging forms of media. The curriculum emphasizes media history, media institutions, theory and research, production, ethics, policy, management, and technology and their effects on contemporary life. In addition to producing digital media, students learn to analyze and synthesize important information about media’s role both within American society and globally, the formal attributes of a variety of media genres, media as a site of gender and racial identity formation and reflection, and the technological and cultural impacts of digital media. Media and Entertainment Studies majors learn to read and write effectively and look at the world with a critical eye.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2 recommended STAT 1401
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2 recommended COMM 1100
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • COMM 1110 Public Speaking
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1 recommended DATA 1501
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • COMM 2020 COM Sources & Investigations
      3
    • COMM 2135 Writing for Public Comm
      3
    • COMM 2033 Visual Communication
      3
    • COMM 2230 Intro to Mass Communication
      3
    • COMM 2240 COM Law, Ethics and Diversity
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MENT 3100 Fund. of Media & Entertainment
      3
    • COMM 3435 Communication Research Methods
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 4)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • MENT 4424 Uses & Effects of Mass Media
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    • MENT 3300 or MENT 4454 or MENT 4464
      3
    • Media Literacy Course (1 of 2)
      3
    • Media Literacy Course (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

Term 8

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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