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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Journalism and Media Studies, B.A., Specialization in Media and Society

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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences requirements , College of Arts and Sciences Exploratory requirement , Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for the liberal arts major in Journalism and Media Studies, B.A. program with a specialization in Media and Society

The specialization in Media and Society area helps students develop a rich, theoretically and historically grounded knowledge of the complex relationship between media and our social worlds. It will prepare students for a range of careers across media-related industries as well as develop as media literate citizens. While maintaining the blend between theory and practice, course work will focus more on Concept and Analysis, providing students with a firm liberal arts education. This area of specialization is ideal for students interested in studying and understanding the social and cultural role of media in everyday life.

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and media studies with a specialization in media and society, students must complete a minimum of 40 credits, with at least 15 credits at the 3000 level or above, distributed as follows:

2. Capstone requirement - choose one

3. Foundation courses (Choose ONE. Courses may satisfy requirement either for foundation or concept and analysis, but not both):

4. Practice and Innovation (choose ONE):

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