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

Media and Screen Studies Common Requirements
MSCR 1220Media, Culture, and Society4
MSCR 1320Media and Social Change4
or MSCR 1420 Media History
Foundation Course
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Film Production
Understanding Media
Diversity or Globalization Course
Complete one of the following:4
Gender and Film
Global Media
Digital Feminisms
Media and Identity
Complete two of the following:8
Digital Feminisms
Film Theory
Digital Media Culture
Media Audiences
TV History

Media and Screen Studies Electives

Complete three courses from MSCR or from the following:12
Video Basics
Video: Sound and Image
Experimental Video
Sound Production for Digital Media
Television Field Production
Television Studio Production
Digital Editing for TV
Special Effects and Postproduction for Television
Production Capstone

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

Sample Four Years, Two Co-ops

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 10001MSCR 1320 or 14204Foreign Language4Elective4
MSCR 12204MSCR foundation course4Elective4Elective4
HIST 1200
and HIST 1201
5Intro-level HIST course4  
ENGW 11114Foreign Language4  
Foreign Language4   
 18 16 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR diversity/globalization4Co-opCo-opElective4
MSCR elective4  Elective4
HIST 2301
and HIST 2302
EEAM 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR writing-intensive4Co-opCo-opElective4
Pre-1800 history elective4  Elective4
Intermediate/advanced history elective 14   
MSCR elective4   
 16 0 0 8
Year 4
MSCR writing-intensive4MSCR elective4  
Intermediate/advanced history elective 24Intermediate/advanced history elective 34  
Advanced history elective4HIST 47014  
HIST 12794Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 132