Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    Apr 22, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Media Studies/Journalism

Hegis Code 0605

Communication Arts

The word “communication” derives from the Latin word “communicare,” which means “to share knowledge or to inform by means of speaking and writing.” While our ability to share knowledge and information has expanded due to many technological advances, the Communication Arts faculty remain dedicated to the principle that all communication—no matter how sophisticated its transmission— must be based in thinking, writing, and oral skills.

Mount Saint Mary College offers majors in media studies and public relations. Media studies majors choose a concentration in either journalism or production.

Media Studies Major/Journalism Concentration

The Media Studies major with a concentration in Journalism is designed to prepare students for graduate study and positions in the various media professions, such as journalism, publishing, radio, television, digital media and other electronic communications. Emphasis is on writing and producing for broadcast, digital media, and print. Prerequisite to this major is the successful completion of ENG 1010  and ENG 1020 . Students may then pursue a minimum of 39 (maximum of 40) credits in the field.