Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.
Major Requirements (13 units)
All courses for SoC majors, minors, fields of concentration and distribution requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher and may not be taken P/N.
SoC Courses (1 unit)
- 2 0.5-unit seminars:
Course List Course Title CMN 101-0 SoC First Year Seminar: Interdisciplinary Topics in Communication Arts & Sciences CMN 398-0 School of Communication Senior Seminar
Introductory Courses (3 units)
- 3 lower-level courses:
Course List Course Title RTVF 190-0 Media Construction RTVF 220-0 Analyzing Media Texts 1 additional 200-level course from the following list: RTVF 202-0 First-Year Topics Seminar RTVF 260-0 Foundations of Screenwriting RTVF 298-0 Studies in Media Topics COMM_ST 275-0 Persuasive Images: Rhetoric of Popular Culture
Advanced Courses (9 units)
- 1 300-level course in media history or theory from the following list:
Course List Course Title RTVF 310-0 Television History RTVF 312-1 History of Film I RTVF 312-2 History of Film II RTVF 313-1 Doc Film History & Criticism RTVF 314-0 History of the Recording Industry RTVF 315-0 Audio Drama RTVF 316-0 Media and Cultural Theory RTVF 345-0 History of Hollywood Cinema
- 8 additional units of credit in communication at the 300 and 400 levels, including at least 6 courses in the department at the 300 and 400 levels, and including no more than a total of 2 units of independent study, practicums, or internships
Additional Requirements (29 units)
Distribution Requirements (18 units)
18 units of credit outside the school, including 8 units of credit from the School of Communication distribution areas: 2 from science, mathematics, and technology; 3 from individual and social behavior; and 3 from humanities and fine arts.
Electives (11 units)
Electives in communication and other areas to complete a minimum of 42 units.
Courses Outside Communication
6 courses at the 200 level or above outside communication, including at least 3 courses at the 300 level or above; courses taken to satisfy this requirement may fulfill distribution or elective course requirements.
Two-year proficiency in a classical or modern foreign language as defined by the Weinberg College foreign language proficiency requirement.