B.A. in Media and Culture

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Language/Culture requirements
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202) or demonstrating language through the elementary II (102) level of a language and further acquiring a cultural foundation3-15
Major Core Courses
MDC 250Intercultural Communication3
or COM 250 Intercultural Communication
MDC 251Media Technology3
or COM 251 Media Technology
MDC 252Writing for Broadcast and Public Relations3
MDC 253Media Literacy3
or COM 253 Media Literacy
MDC 254Media & Culture Theory3
or COM 254 Media & Culture Theory
MDC 255Mass Communication Research Methods3
or COM 224 Communication Research
Concentrations18
Students will work with their advisors to select six appropriate courses from the three concentration areas: Culture, Production, and Strategic Communication. At least three courses must be from one of the concentrations. The remaining courses can be from that same concentration of either of the other two concentrations.
Culture Concentration
Games Culture and Theory
Games Culture and Theory
Mediated Communication: The Internet, Culture, and Society
Mediated Communication: The Internet, Culture & Society
Culture and Organizations
Culture and Organizations
Advanced Intercultural Communication
Advanced Intercultural Communication
African American Culture and Communication
African American Culture and Communication
Mass Media & Social Protest
Mass Media & Social Protest
Consulting for Careers in Media and Culture
Consulting for Careers in Media and Culture
Intercultural Communication Training
Intercultural Communication Training
Special Topics Seminar in Culture
Directed Studies in Media and Culture
Production Concentration
Digital Media
Introduction to Web Design
The Philadelphia Media Experience
The Philadelphia Media Experience
Introduction to Video Production
Introduction to Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Communication on Television and Radio
Communication on Television and Radio
Honors Seminar: Global Issues
Special Topics Seminar in Production
Directed Studies in Media and Culture
Strategic Communication Concentration
Communication Professions in Sports
Communication Professions in Sports
Search Engine Optimization Management
Search Engine Optimization Management
Media Audiences
Media Audiences
MDC Strategic Social Media
Strategic Social Media
Introduction to Public Relations
Introduction to Public Relations
Event Production Using Media
Event Production Using Media
Content Strategy
Content Strategy
Media Campaigns
Media Campaigns
Communication and Advertising
Communication and Advertising
Special Topics Seminar in Strategic Communication
Directed Studies in Media and Culture
Capstone Experience3
Students will select from either the Internship Experience in Media & Culture (MDC 494) or the Media Practicum Experience (MDC 495) for their Capstone Experience.
MDC 494Internship in Media and Culture1-12
or MDC 495 Media and Culture Practicum
Student Electives21-24
Courses selected in consultation with advisor to meet career objectives (can include a selected minor)
Total Minimum Credits Required120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
MDC 250 Intercultural Communication 3
MDC 251 Media Technology 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
Foreign Language 101 3
 Credits15
Spring
MDC 252 Writing for Broadcast and Public Relations 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics (or above) 3
WRT 2XX 3
Foreign Language 102 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
MDC 253 Media Literacy 3
MDC 254 Media & Culture Theory 3
Culture Cluster 1 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
MDC 255 Mass Communication Research Methods 3
Culture Cluster 2 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
MDC Upper Level 1 3
MDC Applied Area 3
MDC Applied Area 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
MDC Upper Level 2 3
MDC Upper Level 3 3
Culture Cluster 3 3
Gen Ed Course 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
MDC Upper Level 4 3
MDC Upper Level 5 3
MDC Applied Area 3
MDC Applied Area 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
MDC Upper Level 6 3
MDC Capstone Course 3
MDC Applied Area 3
MDC Applied Area 3
Gen Ed Course 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120