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.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

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.

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 of the following:16
Introduction to Film Production
Introduction to Digital Media Culture
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
Exploring the Humanities through Film
Narrative Filmmaking
American Film and Culture
History of Film
Modern Film and Global Culture
Gender and Film
Topics in Documentary Production
Video: Sound and Image
Video Art
Survey of the Still and Moving Image
Advanced Media and Screen Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Age, Media, and Representation
TV History
Media and Democracy
The Networked Self
Special Topics in Media and Screen Studies
Interactive Documentary
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Independent Study
Experiential Education Directed Study
Contemporary Directions in Cinema
Film Theory
Topics in Film Studies
Modernism/Modernity and Film
Cinema Studies Seminar
Directing the Short Fiction Film
ARTD 4582
Video in Context: Video and Social Change

Philosophy Requirements

Philosophy Required Courses
PHIL 1115Introduction to Logic4
or PHIL 1215 Symbolic Logic
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
Philosophy of Religion
20th-Century Continental Philosophy
20th-Century Analytic Philosophy
History of Jewish Rationalism
Moral Philosophy
History of Modern Moral Philosophy
Philosophy and Literature
Advanced Medical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Cults and Sects
Theory of Knowledge
Philosophy of Science
Advanced Logic
Philosophy of Logic
Philosophy of Social Science
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Language
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Advanced Seminar: Spinoza
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Topics in Philosophy Seminar
Seminar in Religion
Topics in Religious Studies
Global Justice
Ethics, Justice, and Global Climate Change
Comparative Religious Ethics
Philosophy Electives
Complete three additional electives from the philosophy department. 12

Integrative Requirement

CINE 3500Film Theory4
or MSCR 3300 Media Activism

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).

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 77 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required