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.

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.

BA Language Requirements

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

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
Exploring the Humanities through Film
Narrative Filmmaking
American Film and Culture
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Topics in Documentary Production
Introduction to Film Production
Advertising and Promotional Culture
Digital Media Culture
Global Media
Digital Media Research
Film Analysis
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Media Activism
Television and Society
Media Audiences
20th-Century Media
Popular Music as Media Form
Television Studies
Media Industries
Media and Identity
Celebrity Culture
Documentary Storytelling
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two courses from the following:8
Contemporary Directions in Cinema
Gender and Film
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Directing the Short Fiction Film
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Cinema Studies Seminar
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
Media and Democracy
The Networked Self
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Experiential Education Directed 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
Africa and the World in Early Times
Africa and the World in Early Times
Modern African Civilization
African Diaspora
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
Complete one of the following: 4
Capstone Seminar
Senior Project 1
Senior Project 2

Integrative Requirement

Integrative Courses
Complete one course from the following:4
History of the American Film Industry
History of Soviet Cinema

Media and Screen Studies Grade Requirement

For media and screen studies, majors must maintain at least a 2.500 GPA in their overall program of studies and a minimum of 3.000 in the following two required courses: Media, Culture, and Society (MSCR 1220)  and Understanding Media and Film (MSCR 2220).

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required