Media and Screen Studies and History, BA

The Media and Screen Studies Program and the Department of History offer a combined major in media and screen studies and history. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the study of local and regional histories as well as of the global exchanges between nations, regions, and cultures.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC) and Societies and Institutions (SI) are met through the major course requirements.

NUpath requirements Creative Expression/Innovation (EI),  Analyzing and Using Data (AD), Difference and Diversity (DD), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) may be met through electives in the major.

NUpath requirements Natural and Designed World (ND) and Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ) must be met through general electives.

Media and Screen Studies Requirements

Introduction to College
MSCR 1000Media and Screen Studies at Northeastern1
Introduction to Media Studies
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
Introduction to Screen Theory
MSCR 2220Understanding Media and Film4
Advanced Theory
MSCR 4623Theories of Media and Culture4
Media and Screen Electives
Complete four courses from the following:16
Narrative Filmmaking
American Film and Culture
Topics in Documentary Production
Introduction to Film Production
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Global Media
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Media Audiences
Digital Media Culture
Popular Music as Media Form
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two courses from the following:8
Gender and Film
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
TV History
Media and Democracy
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Directed Study
Independent Study

History Requirements 

History Colloquium
HIST 1200Historical Research and Writing1
HIST 1201First-Year Seminar4
Introductory-Level Course
Complete one course in the following range:4
HIST 1001–HIST 1999
History Seminar and Historical Writing
HIST 2301The History Seminar4
HIST 2302Historical Writing1
Pre-1800 History Elective
Complete one course from the following:4
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Japanese Literature and Culture
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Introduction to Russian Civilization
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Intermediate/Advanced History Cluster
Complete three courses in the following range:12
HIST 2303–HIST 5999
Advanced History
Complete one course in the following range:4
HIST 3000–HIST 5999
Capstone Seminar

Integrative Requirement

HIST 1279History of the American Film Industry4

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

No more than two grades below a C in media and screen studies courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Program Requirement

130 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 10001MSCR 22204Elective4Vacation
MSCR 12204MSCR elective4Elective4 
HIST 12001Intro-level HIST course4  
HIST 12014Elective4  
ENGW 11114   
 18 16 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR elective4Co-opCo-opElective4
MSCR elective4  Elective4
HIST 23014   
HIST 23021   
EEAM 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR elective4Co-opCo-opVacation
Pre-1800 history elective4   
Intermediate/advanced history elective 14   
 16 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Advanced MSCR elective4Advanced MSCR elective4VacationVacation0
Intermediate/advanced history elective 24Intermediate/advanced history elective 34  
Elective4Advanced history elective4  
HIST 12794Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 5
MSCR 46234   
HIST capstone4   
Total Hours: 132