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Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA

The Program in Media and Screen Studies offers combined majors with various departments and colleges.  Students can therefore create their own unique combination of majors if a designated combined major does not exist.

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The Media and Screen Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology offer a combined major in media and screen studies and sociology. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the critical perspective needed for studying the social and cultural arrangements in which people live, for understanding how societies function, for investigating the conditions under which people change their institutions, and for describing the modes and conditions of cooperation that make social life possible. Students can take a combined major in Media and Screen Studies and Sociology. Students take 9 courses from each major plus one bridge course.

Our Media and Screen Studies curriculum designed to achieve six distinct learning objectives:

1. Apply basic knowledge of fundamental techniques of video-based film production in a visual project
2. Define terms, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the study of media
3. Apply analytical and critical thinking skills to media texts
4. Apply the history of media studies to current issues of media with a particular focus on identity, industry, and democracy
5. Plan, write, and present original research papers and presentations, incorporating an analytical understanding of concepts and ideas in Media and Screen Studies
6. Apply theories of media and culture central to the field of Media and Screen Studies to a media text or issue

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Interests of Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA Students

  • advertising
  • audience
  • critical studies
  • cultural studies
  • digital media
  • discourse
  • entertainment
  • film
  • global
  • globalization
  • image
  • Internet
  • journalism
  • media
  • media studies
  • production
  • sociology
  • television

Co-op Opportunities

  • Walt Disney World
    Orlando, FL
  • Viacom
    New York, NY
  • The Chew Productions
    New York, NY
  • NBC Universal Television
    New York, NY
  • The Martha Stewart Show
    New York, NY
  • National Geographic Learning
    New York, NY
  • BMF Media Group
    New York, NY
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem solving
    • critical thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation
    • project management
    • verbal and oral communication
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • broadcast journalist
    • creative director
    • information officer
    • market researcher
    • media planner
    • media producer
    • multimedia specialist
    • public relations specialist
    • social media manager
    • web content manager
    • writer

Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA Requirements

Introduction to Media Studies

Introduction to Screen Theory

Media and Screen Electives

Advanced Media and Screen Electives

Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered SOCL 1200 to SOCL 2900

Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered 3000 to 4999

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Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

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Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

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Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

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Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

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Helena Prezio

Assistant Director of Advising

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Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

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Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

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Emily Hornsby

Assistant Co-op Coordinator

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