Media and Screen Studies and Philosophy, BA

The Media and Screen Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy and Religion offer a combined major in media and screen studies and philosophy. The combined major integrates the analysis, research, and production of traditional and emerging media along with the study of questions and theories related to morality, society, religion, and the natural and social sciences.

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), Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ), Societies and Institutions (SI), and Ethical Reasoning (ER) are met through the major course requirements.

NUpath requirements Natural and Designed World (ND), Creative Expression/Innovation (EI),  Analyzing and Using Data (AD), and Difference and Diversity (DD), may be met through electives in the major.

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 of the following:16
Introduction to Film Production
Introduction to Digital Media Culture
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Global Media
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Digital Media Culture
Media Audiences
Popular Music as Media Form
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Narrative Filmmaking
American Film and Culture
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Video: Sound and Image
Experimental Video
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
TV History
Media and Democracy
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Directed Study
Independent Study
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies

Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
PHIL 2325Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought4
or POLS 2325 Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
PHIL 2330Modern Philosophy4
Restricted Philosophy Electives
Complete three of the following with at least one course at the 4000 or 5000 level:12
Moral Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Cults and Sects
Philosophy of Science
Theory of Knowledge
Advanced Logic
Philosophy of Mind
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Seminar in Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Global Justice
Comparative Religious Ethics
Philosophy Electives
Complete three additional electives from the philosophy department. 12

Integrative Requirement

CINE 3500Film Theory4

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

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 76 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 10001MSCR 22204MSCR elective4Vacation
MSCR 12204MSCR elective4Elective4 
PHIL 11154PHIL 2325 or POLS 23254  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
 17 16 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
EEAM 20001Restricted PHIL elective 14MSCR elective4Co-op
MSCR elective4Advanced MSCR elective 14Elective4 
PHIL 23304PHIL elective4  
PHIL elective4   
 17 16 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opRestricted PHIL elective 24Vacation0Co-op
 Advanced MSCR elective 24  
 PHIL elective4  
 0 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opMSCR 46234VacationVacation
 Restricted PHIL elective 34  
 CINE 35004  
 0 16 0 0
Year 5
Total Hours: 130