Media and Screen Studies and Sociology, BA

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.

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.

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 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
Media Audiences
Popular Music as Media Form
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Narrative Filmmaking
Screenwriting
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Topics in Film Studies
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
Screenwriting
Gender and Film
Film Theory

Sociology Requirements

Core Courses in Sociology
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
SOCL 1101Introduction to Sociology4
SOCL 2300Social Theory4
SOCL 2320Statistical Analysis in Sociology4
SOCL 2321Research Methods in Sociology4
SOCL 4600Senior Seminar4
Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered SOCL 1200 to SOCL 2900
Complete two of the following:8
Social Problems
Sociology of Poverty
Gender in a Changing Society
Social Stratification
The 21st-Century Workplace
Law and Social Justice
Social Movements
Race and Ethnic Relations
Class, Power, and Social Change
Foundational Competency—Courses Numbered 3000 to 4999
Complete one of the following:4
Consumer Cultures
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Special Topics in Anthropology
Globalization and the Evolution of Human Societies
Law and Society in a Digital World
Race, Class, and Gender
Special Topics in Sociology

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Courses
MSCR 3437Media and Identity4
SOCL 1246Environment and Society4

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

Sociology Major Grade Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 for major courses is required.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR 10001MSCR 22204Foreign language core course4Vacation
MSCR 12204MSCR elective4Elective4 
SOCL 11014Foreign language core course4  
ANTH 11014SOCL 23004  
ENGW 11114   
 17 16 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MSCR elective4Co-opCo-opElective4
Advanced MSCR elective4  Elective4
Foreign language core course4   
EEAM 20001   
SOCL 23204   
 17 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL 23214Co-opCo-opVacation
SOCL foundational competency elective 14   
MSCR elective4   
Elective4   
 16 0 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SOCL foundational competency elective 24cMSCR 34374VacationVacation0
MSCR elective4MSCR 46234  
Advanced MSCR elective 4SOCL foundational competency elective4  
SOCL 12464Elective4  
 12-16 16 0 0
Year 5
FallHours   
SOCL 46004   
Elective4   
Elective4   
Elective4   
 16   
Total Hours: 126-130