Welcome to the Department of Mass Communications
The Department of Mass Communications provides students with an understanding of our constantly changing society, and the ability to interpret those changes for clients, readers and viewers.
Coursework emphasizes understanding the theoretical foundation for the principles and practices of the media, and stimulating an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of working in them.
It also strives to give students a high skill level in all forms of communications.
The Department of Mass Communications prides itself on offering students “real world” experiences in the media through professional internships and hands-on training on campus with the Student Publications staff and OCU-TV Channel 22. The department has a 100% job placement rate for its graduates. Mass Communications alumni and student interns are working in media-related fields around the world.
Faculty members in the Department of Mass Communications come to the university from diverse professional backgrounds including advertising, corporate and commercial television, marketing research, newspaper publishing, public relations, and sports journalism.
Multimedia Journalism Track
Multimedia Journalism Track = 36 credit hours
Department Requirements (15 hours):
MASC 1113 Introduction to Mass Communications
MASC 1213 Mass Media Writing
MASC 3003 Mass Communications Research Strategies & Skills
MASC 4213 Legal & Ethical Principles of Mass Media
MASC 4313 Senior Seminar and Portfolio Assessment
Track Requirements (12 Hours):
MCMJ 2003 Multimedia News Reporting
MCMJ 2443 TV Field Production
MCMJ 3313 News Editing
MCMJ 4103 Content Development, Design and Management
Electives in Mass Communications (9 Hours): 3000 level or above
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